Repairing Commercial Water Damage in Your Cape Coral Attic, Crawlspace, or Storage Area
Rely on SERVPRO to Keep Your Water Damaged Business Running
There are all kinds of ways for a building to become water damaged. The most obvious – and the one that people tend to think of first – is a natural flood. This harm occurs when a nearby water source breaks its banks and spills over into homes and businesses. It can be a disaster for families and, without the help of an expert restoration service, almost impossible to mitigate.
However, it isn’t the only way that a commercial enterprise can end up filled with water or destructive levels of moisture. Commercial water damage in Cape Coral properties is caused by mishaps like broken pipes, faulty appliances (especially in restaurant settings), and poor quality gutters and storm drains. It can be just as difficult to deal with as natural storm, especially if it occurs in a tight space like an attic or enters through a hole in the flat roof of your warehouse.
This guide to dealing with water damage in attics and crawlspaces will explain why and how the SERVPRO team can save your home.
Common Causes of Water Damage
We all know that attics can be damaged by the rain if there is a hole in the roof. This happens when a tile or shingle breaks and comes loose. However, did you know that water damage can also be caused by a burst water heater, a cracked pipe, or even a blocked condensation pan in your HVAC unit? Fire sprinkler systems are notorious for malfunctioning and drenching hotel corridors or dining rooms with unintended rain. As most attics (and some crawlspaces) contain electrical wiring, the addition of moisture can make things very dangerous indeed. Plumbing systems for a fabrication plant that fails and causes a deluge of water should be contained immediately. Ask your SERVPRO representative about our ERP mobile app program to help protect your business property and inventory.
It is always a wise move to call the experts at SERVPRO as soon as you suspect that you may have water damage. We advise that you don’t try to get to too close to the affected area, particularly if you know that it contains electrical components. Your first instinct may be to try and inspect the damage for yourself, but coming into contact with stagnant water in a narrow space can be hazardous.
Calling in the Restoration Experts
The best thing to do is get in touch with our team, and they’ll be onsite as soon as possible. SERVPRO is a local company, so this is a speedy process. We are able to access the damaged area in a safe and controlled manner. The technicians will inspect the space and then consult with you as to the extent of the problem. It may be that the damage is less serious than you thought. If this is the case, the team will discuss the next best steps.
If moderate to severe water damage is present, however, industrial strength tools will be needed to eliminate the moisture and start repairs. Attics crawls are particularly tricky to restore because they’re difficult to access, can contain complex support systems for the enterprise, and may also be a storage area for product or past paperwork.
If you require more information about restoring water damage in retail or commercial business you can speak to our SERVPRO of Cape Coral office. Call 24/7 to (239) 573-5911.