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Damage Risks of Multi Unit Buildings
Owning a multi-unit building may mean that when one unit is damaged, there is a chance that damage has spread to other units as well. Condominium or apartment buildings, hotels, or office buildings are all at risk for many potential damage situations.
- Pipes and Water Systems
Based on the size and type of building including the number of tenants, a building’s pipes undergo a lot. Leaks and burst pipes are likely, leading to flooding. Flooding can affect multiple floors, walls and other building materials, traveling quickly through units. Maintenance and routine checkups of pipes including necessary replacements, can help to mitigate a flood disaster.
Some commercial buildings have intricate water systems, like boilers and heat exchangers found in hotels. Hotels utilize these to ensure their guests always have access to hot water for their showers. These systems hold many gallons of water and without regular maintenance also have the potential to leak and flood.
- Sewage Backup
Sanitary and sewer systems, like the pipes in buildings, are put under a lot of wear and tear as well. Sewers can backup for many reasons like tenants flushing foreign items in the toilet or pouring grease down drains. Even items as simple as toilet paper, sanitary napkins, paper towels can cause drains to clog and backup. Pouring grease down the drain is a common issue in apartment and condominium buildings. This causes grease to settle, building up inside pipes, blocking the sewer system and causing a backup.
- Odors and Smoke
Even in instances in which fires are contained to one room in a unit, the aftermath can easily spread to other units that are close by. Odors and smoke can penetrate shared walls, affecting other units and guests or tenants. The same is true for cigarette smoke, as this odor tends to linger, seeping its way into walls and furniture.
With shared buildings, the odds of damage are high. Many situations are not anticipated, quickly causing extensive damage. SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach is experienced in providing damage restoration to multiple unit buildings. Each unit, whether condo, office, or hotel room, is treated as an individual job. We carefully and thoroughly provide restoration in each unit so that damage Is not exacerbated or spread to units that have not been affected.
The Restoration Process and Equipment Used in Deerfield Beach
Restoration can be a difficult job, requiring not only people who have experience but the proper equipment as well. Each piece of equipment serves a specific purpose for many restoration or remediation situations.
1. Moisture Meters
There are a variety of meters used to identify any moisture in building materials throughout a home or business. Many of these tools are non-destructive and offer accurate readings of humidity detected. These tools uncover water damage that cannot be seen on the surface.
2. Air Movers
Air movers are used during water and mold restoration. Industrial air movers are used to quickly dry any present moisture before it is allowed to damage building materials further. These can help dry floors, walls, and even furniture. Air movers are also used in rooms that aren’t heavily affected to ensure any moisture does not enter these areas. Air movers and fans are efficient, quickly drying materials to allow for a faster restoration process.
Dehumidifiers also play a role in combatting humidity. While air movers keep ventilation and air flow constant, dehumidifiers remove moisture. Warm, humid air is pulled into the machine, cooling on the coils, then blowing out the cool, dry air. Dehumidifiers can also be used to remove musty or mildew smells from particularly damp rooms.
4. Air Scrubbers
During a water or mold restoration job, air scrubbers are placed throughout the affected area as either a precaution or a necessary step. Air scrubbers draw in air, passing it through a series of filter to remove any spores, particles, gases, or other chemicals found in the air. The quality of air is improved as is the risk of further damage from materials lingering in the air, like mold.
The amount of equipment utilized is much more extensive than this list. From extracting, drying out, or cleaning, many different tools are used during the restoration process. Our crew is trained and familiar with all equipment on-site, adhering to safety and proper use guidelines. We want our customers and community to rely on us and trust that we will get the job done, “Like it never even happened.”
Commercial Cleaning Solutions for any Business in Deerfield Beach
As a business owner, when reviewing budgets for the year one of your line items should include cleaning services for your business. Customers and employees alike appreciate clean, healthy areas. Based on the industry you are in, you may or may not have customers walking through your office space, but you most likely have employees. Keeping employees healthy is essential to keeping your business operating. Employees who are constantly sick or in hazardous working conditions means business interruptions and affects profitability. Companies should be sure to clean the following areas:
Clean air is healthy air. HVACs, especially in Florida, are being used every day, around the clock. Overtime these systems can develop build—up of dust, dirt, and in some cases even mold. Aside from changing the filter, cleaning the air ducts and vents is necessary. SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach can inspect your system for buildup, blockages, or other concerns. Once inspected, our crew thoroughly cleans the air ducts and other parts, leaving the business with an HVAC system that produces quality air and is energy efficient.
High-traffic flooring, especially carpet, can collect soil and germs. On the surface flooring may look clean but upon further inspection carpets may have trapped dirt or dust and tile may have a film of soil that only heavy-duty equipment can remove. Professional cleaning is often needed to remove this buildup as vacuuming and mopping may not suffice. Based on the type of flooring and level of traffic will determine the type of cleaning and frequency needed.
The industry you are in, neighboring businesses, previous damage, even the age of your building, can all cause odors. Though some odors may be harmless, others can be a big nuisance or even a hint to undetected damage. Identifying the source of odors and eliminating them can be difficult for an untrained individual. Normal janitorial companies may attempt to remove the odor, resulting in masking the smell without complete removal. SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach has proprietary equipment and chemicals to safely deodorize areas, removing offensive odors for good.
Having a well-maintained and suitably hygienic work environment is imperative as it keeps your business running smoothly, employees healthy, and customers satisfied. For your business needs, SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach offers commercial cleaning for any industry.
Commercial Restoration Services in Deerfield Beach
Just as you would for your home, your commercial building or office should also be rapidly cleaned and restored after a disaster. Routine deep cleaning and maintenance are equally as important for the health of your business. SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach offers a multitude of services for any commercial need.
- Fire, Water, and Mold
Restaurants are high traffic and susceptible to many disasters, especially fires. If your restaurant has recently experienced a fire, it is important for the health of your customers, staff, and business to professionally deal with these issues. Fires can also affect businesses that are not in the restaurant industry as well. Malfunctioning equipment or faulty wiring can be sources of fires in a business environment.
Just like with residential homes, businesses are no stranger to water or mold damage. Leaking pipes, floods and storm damage are all events that expose businesses to water or mold. Our crew is on site at the first sign of damage, to assess, clean, and restore your building or office.
- Air Ducts and HVAC
Your employees may be at your office more than their own homes, so it is important that they are in areas free from grime and breathing quality air. Aside from carpet and upholstery cleaning, we offer air ducts and HVAC cleaning services as well. Our crew is able to remove any dust, pollen, or dirt caught in your ventilation system, providing your employees with healthy, clean air. Cleaning this system also helps your bottom line as routine maintenance extends the life of your equipment.
Your business may be prone to biological or chemical disasters that may prove a health risk and unsafe work environment. Our staff is equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to properly remove and clean any biohazards, ensuring your workplace is up to health regulations. This includes sewage backups or chemical spills.
Disasters like fire, water, or mold are never convenient for your business. As business owners, we know time spent close affects your employees, customers, and revenue. SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach are certified and experienced to tackle any size commercial job quickly and efficiently. Call us today!
Restoring Your Deerfield Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Deerfield Beach commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.