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What To Expect During Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

six air movers placed on the floor of a bank building Water damage after a storm in Arrowsic, ME.

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

If your business or commercial property in Arrowsic, ME sustains damage from a storm, you may be curious what the storm restoration process entails. This brief overview of the five major stages of cleanup, from assessment to determining what to tear out to cleaning and drying, explains how these experts may approach and attempt to resolve the damage in your building.

1. Assess damage and provide boarding and tarp up services: The service should start the restoration process by determining the types of primary damage and taking steps to prevent secondary damage.

2. Remove water: A restoration service should remove all standing water as soon as possible.

3. Tear out damaged building materials and remove contents: Damaged materials and contents should be removed and disposed of prior to cleaning. Depending on the nature of these materials, they should be replaced only after the affected area is completely dry.

4. Clean and disinfect: The area affected by storm damage should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

5. Dry and add final touches: The restoration process should conclude with thorough drying. Most services rely on dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process and prevent mold growth. The final stages of restoration should only take place after the affected area is dry.

A certified restoration company will follow these general steps in most instances of storm damage. Keep in mind that every instance of storm or water damage is different. Depending on the situation and priorities necessary to prevent secondary damage, experts may approach this process in a slightly different order or recommend other restoration measures.

The service you hire should carefully examine the extent of the damage in your property before determining which materials or contents to tear out or attempt to restore. Regardless, these major steps should give property owners a better sense of what to expect during the storm restoration process.

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