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All Is Not Lost After Water Damage: Tips for Cleaning and Restoring Building's Contents

9/26/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged flooring. Dealing with a flooded company is never easy, but it doesn't have to be back or bank-breaking either.

If your building was in a flood, you may be worried about how you're going to clean your building's contents and equipment. Not only is business equipment expensive, but every day the damage goes untouched is another day that you lose money. You can prevent monetary loss and minimize damage by contacting a Heritage Hills, CO, water damage remediation team regarding your flooded company and its contents ASAP. The sooner you begin remediation efforts, the less damage your contents are likely to undergo and the sooner you can get back up and running.

Content Considerations

The first step of the water damage remediation process involves determining which building contents are worth saving and which need to be destroyed. When assessing the damage, your remediation team will give careful attention to the following materials:

• Drywall
• Paneling
• Insulation
• Pressboard
• Carpet
• Carpet padding
• Furniture
• Upholstered office partitions

If non-porous materials such as those mentioned above had been sitting in water for more than 24 hours, and if dry cleaning cannot save them, chances are they are unsalvageable. When a flooded company keeps water-saturated materials, it puts it at risk of mold growth and other costly issues.

Non-Porous Materials are Likely Salvageable

Not all materials are unsalvageable. Non-porous materials such as those mentioned below can likely be cleaned, saved, and used once more:

• Stainless steel appliances
• Glass furniture and fixtures
• Granite surfaces

Some semi-porous materials such as tile and concrete may need to be given special consideration.

In some instances, if the water touched any of your office equipment or affected the wiring in your office, your team may recommend that you remove electronics and take them to a specialist for evaluation.

Dealing with a flooded company is never easy, but it doesn't have to be back or bank-breaking either. Contact your Heritage Hills, CO, water damage remediation team for immediate and thorough assistance and for help minimizing the cost of the damage as much as possible.

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