Water intrusion happens to even the most careful property managers and business owners. Building age and accidents happen. It isn’t always obvious however, and you can end up with water damage from a hidden leaking pipe or a malfunctioning washing machine. When that happens, you want to hire water damage restoration companies that know how to help you. The right company can:
Make Insurance Claims Easy
Having professionals evaluate items that were damaged by water keeps everyone involved happy. Tenants and employees are relieved of the stressful process of thinking about all they have lost, and insurance companies are reassured that the evaluated correctly.
Save Tenant Or Office Property
It is sometimes necessary, in extreme cases, to pack up items in a building and remove them to a warehouse where they can be restored. This is a complicated operation that requires inventorying items that are being removed and noting any damage that was there before the water did its work. Once it is done, though, it keeps tenants happy since their beloved possessions are preserved.
If it was your office that got flooded, vital items for your work need to be saved. Computers that hold the only copy of your project can sustain damage, and machinery unique to your operation can start to rust. Removing them from the encroaching water and professionally preserving them will ensure that your projects can continue, even in the face of an emergency.
It also allows the crew to get to the flooring and walls more quickly for a thorough restoration.
Efficiency is important for a number of reasons. Mold starts growing within 24 hours of finding warm, damp conditions, and mold hurts building materials. Even if things can’t get moldy because of cold conditions, water damage worsens over time. For instance, water that has crept up through the basement can continue to creep up, warping floorboards and causing sticky doors, until the underlying problem has been fixed. Tenants don’t want to live with that if they don’t have to. They will appreciate you hiring a company that deals with it quickly.
Another reason that is almost as important as preserving your property from more damage is that you may have to provide a different place for your employees to work while an office is being cleaned up. Homes Reinvented can provide temporary shelter for tenants if there is space, but you might need to borrow specialized equipment to work while the office is being restored. None of this is cheap, and it is upsetting to everybody. The sooner the old building is restored, the sooner everyone is happy.
Some of the quick turn-around comes from the efficient, modern techniques used to dry out and repair the home. Much, though, comes from being available immediately. The sooner a company can start on their work, the better for the building.
Dehumidifying a building and fixing it is not something that anyone with a manual can do. Professional companies that specialize in repairing water damage tend to be the people with the equipment required to do a thorough, quick job. Outdated equipment and techniques can leave water behind and allow mold to start growing. This is an area where doing it right the first time is critical, and you want the professionals on the job.
Homes Reinvented wants to help companies thrive after suffering water damage. We offer a pack-out program for severe cases, and they have their own software for tracking items that they have to take to a warehouse for restoration, and we go the extra mile to make your tenants comfortable. Space permitting, we can even temporarily house your tenants until their home is fixed. For more information about what we can do for you, contact us.