Commercial Flood Damage in Agoura
The Permeance of Materials and Commercial Flood Damage in Agoura
Flooding in Commercial businesses can often require several technicians to ensure that the job is completed as efficiently as possible. Smaller private residencies can need urgent assistance; however, as the property manager of a bar or restaurant, temporary closure due to flooding has a significant impact on revenues. Longer-term closures can affect the reputation of your restaurant, which is essential to successfully running an independent business in this community.
Our commercial flood damage team here in Agoura is capable of providing the human resources and equipment to get your business back on track. In a restaurant, floodwaters do not just affect the structure but also the furnishings and contents. These can be expensive to buy new, which is why SERVPRO crew chiefs have a mandate to restore items rather than replace them.
By understanding different materials and their response to water exposure, SERVPRO can utilize advanced cleaning techniques to salvage contents. Carpeting and upholstery are highly permeant materials meaning that they absorb moisture quickly. When contamination is present, they may also absorb contaminants requiring special cleaning or disposal. By testing materials, we can ensure they get the right treatment to make a full recovery. Cheaper materials, like thin carpets, may be cheaper to replace than to restore.
When large bodies of water enter a property, they can significantly raise humidity levels. Vapor barriers used in vinyl wallpapers prevent water from escaping but can result in air bubbles appearing. SERVPRO can wash, rinse, and dry vinyl using a cleaning solution. Our essential cavity drying equipment can prevent bobbling to appear on wallpapers so long as we can apply them in time.
There are primary and secondary damages that can occur as a result of flooding. Primary damages may include carpet delamination, buckling of wooden floors, or rust. Secondary damages are humidity related and cover ceilings, walls, and in some cases, microbial growth control. SERVPRO prevents primary damages by using air-moving equipment and extraction. Secondary damages can be controlled through dehumidification and training in Psychrometrics.
Get your business back sooner rather than later. Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292.
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