6 Water Damage Facts for Commercial Properties
All commercial buildings are different, but each is at risk of facing water damage. Even small problems, like minor roof or pipe leaks, can lead to the spread of water damage and even mold growth. With damage like this, the value of your commercial property can quickly decrease. 6 commercial water damage facts:
1. Mold Damage
After water has affected a particular area, mold can grow in as little as 24 – 48 hours. All excess water and humid conditions should be dried out right away to prevent the risk of mold growth.
2. Water has to Dry Out
While the water evaporates in the area, moisture will accumulate in the walls, ceiling, and even the floor below, promoting mold growth. If this happens, it’s important to call SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-1271 to conduct a deep inspection to make sure that mold hasn’t already infected your property or spread to other areas.
3. Cleaning Methods for Building Materials
The same restoration process cannot be used for all building materials. Hard surfaces like concrete can be salvaged but porous materials like cellulose insulation and flooring materials will need to be removed and replaced.
4. Water Extraction
Excess water can lead to costly repairs in permanently damaged material if not extracted immediately. SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo knows exactly how to remove excess water in emergency situations like flooding or burst pipes. Hiring these specialists will also ensure that all hidden water damage and moisture from behind the walls and underneath the floors is also removed properly to prevent the risk of mold growth
As soon as you find water damage on your property, taking the necessary steps right away can make a big difference in financial costs. Simply knowing the basic first steps during an emergency can prevent the damage from spreading further.
6. Contact your Insurance Company
Call your insurance company immediately after finding water damage. The insurance company can also guide you through the first steps to prevent the damage from spreading.
If you have any damage to your commercial property call the professionals at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo (805)541-1271 "Like it never even happened."