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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Flood Damage Problems in Winter Haven

12/24/2016 (Permalink)

Don't let a storm close your business for long! Call SERVPRO today to assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians' Quick Actions to Remediate Your Business Flood Damage Can Prevent Secondary Damage

For a smaller business, such as a pharmacy, there isn't the need to deal with carpets or worrying about furniture such as sofas, beds or bookcases. Carpets are not going to be a problem unless it is a commercial carpet that has to be pulled from a break room or kitchen area.

The primary threat from flood damage to a Winter Haven business is the water that leeches up into the walls. With decades of experience, SERVPRO knows exactly how many building materials (drywall especially) becomes very brittle and can crumble in a person's hands no matter how careful he may be.

This is why we maintain a large inventory of extraction pumps. Our response teams are available 24 hours to remove any standing water threatening your business. In most cases, we can have this water removed in less than a day. If your electric outlets are underwater, we will bring our own generators for power until we are finished.

With that threat gone, we will deploy specialized water extractors to remove water and moisture that may have found its way under floors or between walls. In order to dry these areas properly, our technicians also use dehumidifiers to draw out the last of the excess moisture from the air and surrounding area.

Inventory on storage racks that were underwater must be moved quickly. We will help you check to see if the standing water merely discolored the boxes containing items or if the items themselves may have been affected as well. While it may not matter if it is a case of mouthwash that can dry quickly with no permanent damage, this is not true for electronic items such as home blood pressure testing units.

Despite every precaution a business owner may take, we still live in a community whose nickname is The Chain of Lakes City. Flooding from Lakes Elbert, Howard and others can still knock out a store in a matter of hours. If this is a problem for you, call us today at (863) 510-5962. SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is here to help you restore your business to its pre-flood state and reopen your days as quickly as we can.

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