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Art Galleries and Commercial Flood Damage on Pine Island

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Art Galleries and Commercial Flood Damage on Pine Island SERVPRO Saves the Art Gallery in Pine Island After Flooding

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Pine Island Business to Pre -Flood Condition


When your art gallery has flooded, SERVPRO has the people you need to restore everything back to normal. Without this, your patrons' and employees' safety, the valuable artwork on loan from local artists, and the building itself are all at risk.


Pine Island has a reputation for being a friendly and safe place for both residents and tourists, but commercial flood damage can change this rather quickly. Profits can plummet when you are unable to permit patrons to visit. Closing unexpectedly, even when a flood emergency is involved, can create negative feedback and affect your social image for an extended period.

It is crucial that you regain control of your gallery and protect all of the items it holds to avoid this negative image, and also to protect your relationship with local artists. SERVPRO technicians are trained according to IICRC methods, giving them the knowledge to restore a multitude of different types of materials. Their training also covers restoration of many different building types, the materials used to build them, and the equipment needed to do each job the right way.

Flood damage results from our environment or because of plumbing issues. Water from external sources is much more hazardous than flooding from a broken water line. Pumping standing water from your gallery is the beginning, to be followed by the use of hand-held water extractors. As we work to eliminate the risk of flood damage, we work at increasingly smaller levels of extraction.

When we are at the stage where things are still damp but no longer wet, we step up the process even further. Using different types of equipment that efficiently raise the temperature to increase the rate of evaporation, air movers that direct the humidity outdoors, and dehumidifiers that trap moisture in less-accessible areas, we complete the drying process. If microbial activity seems likely, antimicrobial agents can be used in various ways to minimize possible problems.

After restoration to a sufficiently dry state, we can then begin cleaning the many items on display. Details in carvings and frames are meticulously cleaned, and decorative metal pieces are given a very light coating of oil to prevent rust. Clay and other sculptures are handled as carefully as possible during handling. For can upon your approval, and the need for it, send out to an expert third party, the cleaning and restoration of fine art or intricate pieces.

During this time, walls, floors, and display areas can be cleaned of debris, followed by sanitizing and the application of mold inhibitors. Walls and other materials in your gallery that have been damaged are replaced and then finished in your choice of paint or paper. Because the carpeting in galleries is often similar to the carpeting found in other business settings, it can often be saved if restoration work begins soon after flooding subsides. If so, it can be used in the deodorization of your gallery, if needed.

We intend to work with you in restoring your gallery to its previous state – welcoming to patrons and safe for all who work or visit there. Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral for any water emergency, or another disaster, at (239) 573-5911.