When you take a look at your insurance policy, you should see that it is the responsibility of the property owner to take action when there is a commercial water damage emergency.
Immediate response is vital minimizing the loss in water damage jobs.
Water begins to evaporate on its own if the cleanup process doesn’t start right away. The air absorbs the evaporated water and redistributes the moisture to other items like ceiling tiles and drywall.
The result is secondary water damage that can significantly increase the claims cost. Some examples of secondary water damage include:
- Mold spores and odor start to colonize
- Hardwood floors begin to buckle
- Plaster and drywall sag and crack
- Vinyl loosens from the floor
Free Consultation, Evaluation and Estimate.
When you’ve got water damage in your office, store, or commercial building, call us for a free consultation. AllStates Restoration offers commercial water damage restoration, cleanup and dry-out services, 24-7 every day of the year. Call today!
Your Free Consultation, Inspection & Estimate includes:
- Detailed inspection of your situation
- Address all of your clean-up and commercial restoration concerns
- Get all your questions answered
- Estimate in writing
- No pressure tactic, no obligation
To schedule your NJ Commercial Water Damage Restoration Free Estimate, also in NY, PA or CT Call Toll FREE 1-888-651-2532 or click here.
How Commercial Water Damage Restoration works
The first thing our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)-trained technicians will use special equipment to find out just how intense your commercial water damage problem really is. Once they’ve evaluated the damage, they’ll remove the standing water. The process differs depending upon whether the water is under the property (crawl space) or inside the building, including the basement.
Under Property or/in the Crawl Space: We remove the water using an extractor to vacuum up standing water, so that everything is no longer soaking wet. If the cause was a broken pipe, we make that pipe plumber-accessible. Once the pipe is repaired we remove contaminated soil, spray anti-microbial, and then replace the bad soil with new, fresh soil if needed.
Inside the Building or in the Basement: We will get there in less than an hour when the water damage is inside your business. We vacuum up excess water using an extractor. We’ll remove furniture / products / material from the impacted area or put furniture on blocks. In case the water is dirty we get rid of carpeting and padding right away. If the water is clean, we dry the carpet where we can. Carpet pads are sometime removed, because it is cheaper to replace them in some cases, rather than dry them out. If water damage affects a wall, we will make small holes in the wall where the baseboard was (removed) and install heaters. This will allow warm air to dry the wall faster.
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We do commercial Cleanup & Dry out job quickly so you can get back to work. Call 888-651-2532
From evaluation to completion, our experienced team is ready to handle all your restoration needs.
Let AllStates Restoration remove the water and dry out your property so your operations will experience the very least possible amount of downtime. We’ll be on-site at your property location within an hour to an hour-and-a-half. If you prefer, we will dry out your property after hours and remove our drying equipment in the morning which gives you the opportunity to reopen.
There are very tough protocols that need to be taken and implemented quickly when it comes to commercial water damage cleanup & restoration. Otherwise, your overall loss could be a lot higher than necessary. We have a proven track record since 2008 for effectively removing and drying water from businesses and saving wet items ranging from electronics to furniture, to essential paper documents and books.
The expertise to do it right
AllStates Restoration Services has the highest industry certifications in commercial Water Loss Management. Not only removing excess water, our IICRC-certified field technicians have the skills and equipment to dry out your facility (including substructure materials) completely back to pre-loss conditions.
Our experienced technicians have used our state of the art drying equipment and procedures to restore hundreds of water damaged commercial buildings in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut since 2008. Our large inventory of the latest drying and dehumidification equipment includes water extractors, water pumps, commercial heaters, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers, as well hydroxyl generators to remove odor and air scrubbers and XXL dehumidifiers, which we use to dry out commercial buildings, large manufacturing facilities, and high-rise buildings.
Our friendly technicians can handle any size job using sophisticated drying approaches to restore soaked structural materials to their original condition. These same drying techniques could be used to slow down the growth of harmful pathogens like mold while saving furniture, flooring, electronics, documents, and books.
Commercial Flood / Water Damage Category Definitions
According the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), which sets the standards for the cleaning industry and Commercial water damage restoration training, there are several different levels and classes involved in liquid destruction. From the IICRC’s S-500 standards, there are 3 categories describing the type of liquid involved. – To read more about Residential Water Damage Category Definitions
Certain terms and definitions related to water damage restoration exist. These are definitions of terms utilized:
Category 1 Water – Water via a source that doesn’t pose substantial harm to humans. Category 1 water is also referred to as “clean water.” Examples of clean water sources may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- Broken/Burst domestic water supply lines;
- Tub or sink overflows without contaminants;
- Appliance malfunctions involving domestic water supply lines;
- Melting ice or snowfall;
- Falling rainwater; and broken toilet water tanks and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives.
Clean water that has contact with structural surfaces and content items may deteriorate in cleanliness as it dissolves or mixes with soils and other contaminants, and as time passes.
Category 2 Water – Water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination and having the potential to result in discomfort or sickness if consumed by or exposed to humans. Category 2 water is also often called “gray water.” Gray water contains microorganisms and nutrients for microorganisms.
Examples of gray water sources can include, but aren’t necessarily limited to the following:
- Discharge from dishwashers or washing machines;
- Flows over from toilet bowls along with some urine (no feces)
- Subpump failures;
- Seepage because of hydrostatic pressure;
- Chilled and condensate water; and
- Fire Protection Sprinkler Water.
Gray water could have chemicals, biocontaminants (fungal, bacterial, viral algae) along with other forms of contaminants including physical hazards. Time and temperature aggravate category 2 water contamination levels significantly. In flooded structures, gray water that is still untreated for longer than 48 hours may change to category 3 – black water.
Category 3 Water – Grossly unsanitary water containing pathogenic agents, arising form sewage, flooding or other contaminated water sources and having the possibility of causing discomfort or sickness if consumed or in contact with humans. Black water includes sewage and other contaminated water sources entering or affecting the indoor environment. Category 2 water that isn’t removed promptly from the structure may be reclassified as category 3 water. Toilet back flows that originated beyond the toilet trap are viewed as black water contamination, in spite of visible content or color.
Category 3 water consists of, but isn’t necessarily limited to all forms of flooding from:
- Sewage/rainwater mixed; and
- Rising water from streams or rivers.
Such water sources carry sewage and organic matter into structures and create black water conditions.
Commercial Water Damage Tips
Here you will find essential things you should do without delay once water damage has occurred:
- Ensure that the water source is shut down.
- Shut down power outlets and electric equipment in or near flooded areas if it’s safe to do so, otherwise stay away from the wet area.
- Remove paper products from the source of water immediately.
- Move artwork to a dry area.
- Mop up as much water as you can.
- Remove anything on the floor, including wet area rugs.
- Lift up wet cushions for even drying.
- Move furniture out of the effected areas if you can.
- Wipe down furniture to get rid of unnecessary moisture.
- Open drawers and closet doors to decrease drying time.
To schedule commercial water damage restoration appointment, call 732-722-5211 or click here.