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How Could a Water Restoration Vendor Save Your Business?

Were you lucky enough to avoid a water mitigation emergency during this past snowstorm? That might not always be the case. The rule of thumb for water or fire-related emergencies should always be — prepare for the worst, hope for the best. When your businesses or properties are prepared with an emergency restoration vendor, there is a quicker turnaround and you end up SAVING more money.

By locking down your water restoration vendor in advance, you already have the specifics laid out. The vendor is familiar with you, your business, or your properties and they know how to get your residents back inside (or reopen your business doors) as quickly as possible.

What Do Water Restoration Companies Do?

These companies aid in restoration after any type of water damage. This could mean a bursting pipe from a winter storm, a flood from a hurricane, an unnoticed leaky roof, or a fire sprinkler mishap. These professionals have the certifications and equipment to handle the water mitigation process and to also ensure no future issues are left behind. This includes locating water damage within the walls that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Water mitigation can be a complicated process involving structural drying, the removal of mold and sewage, and the need for desiccant dehumidification. Waiting it out to see if the damage will dry on its own could potentially put your health, and tenants’ or customers’ health at risk. The damage that can be seen or touched is only a fraction of the issue under most circumstances.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Call Your Water Restoration Vendor?

There is of course the obvious – any standing water should be considered a hazard. Call as soon as possible. The longer it goes untreated, the more expensive it will be to fix. When it’s not obvious, still call! Water damage issues can sneak up on you if you don’t tend to them early. Some signs associated with water damage are:

Wall Damage

An indication of a problem is swollen walls. Before walls start to bloat with water, the paint may begin to peel, crack or bubble. This typically means the wall has been filling up with water slowly and is trying to drain.

Floor Damage

Another sign of water damage can be seen in your flooring. You may notice your laminate or wood floor buckling, the grouted tiles becoming loose and the linoleum starting to peel. It may appear as if it is just getting old, but it could also mean that water is building up under the floor. The subflooring should be evaluated and a water restoration company can help you with this issue.

Signs of Mold

Mold can begin to grow within 24 hours. If you can see any mold growth or smell a musty or earthy smell, call a professional immediately to avoid costly damages.

The key takeaway: A water restoration vendor can help save your business by resolving small issues before they become larger ones and get you back to normal quickly. Be sure to find an emergency restoration company or commercial restoration company like Restoration Management Company that is open 24/7/365 so they can help you at ANY time.

Since 1985, Restoration Management Company has provided 24-hour restoration service for customers when they experience a catastrophe in their home or workplace. With their headquarters in Hayward, California, RMC has 10 regional locations in Northern and Southern California, as well as locations in Seattle, Washington; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and the Denver, Colorado metro areas. When emergency services are required RMC delivers high-quality and rapid water damage restoration as well as smoke, fire, environmental and catastrophic restoration services. We stand ready with our highly-trained, experienced, and customer-focused restoration technicians.
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