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When Flooding Threatens Nail Salons in Charleston

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

several bottles of nail polish Flood damage can cause your nail salon to close. SERVPRO can remediate the damage with minimal impact to your business..

Performing Commercial Flood Removal for Charleston Nail Salon 

In 2018, NFIP premiums rose 0.6 percent from 2017 numbers. The average coverage amount was approximately $257,000, while the average premium was $642. For businesses, however, the losses are bigger than the damages incurred by flooding: lost business can lead to even larger losses on top of the need for structural restoration. Fortunately, there is a team that is always ready to save the day.  

If your Charleston business requires commercial flood removal, the certified technicians at SERVPRO are always ready to assist you. We outfit SERVPRO techs with everything from safety gear and extraction equipment to drying apparatuses and deodorizers to keep your business clean, pleasant, and safe to work in once more. SERVPRO places emphasis on preserving structures so that business owners can save on costs and replacements wherever possible. 

What Does Commercial Flood Insurance Cover?

Typical commercial flood insurance coverage for business asset losses include: 

  • Structural materials, including walls, doors, floorboards, and other essential attachments. Cement or raised foundations, as well as internal and external stairways, are also covered. 
  • Utility infrastructure, which can include HVAC, electrical components, and plumbing.  
  • Any contents, appliances, and devices that you own and use for day-to-day operations.  
  • Some expenses, including costs for securing and moving items or mitigating damage, may also be covered, including buying sandbags.  

How SERVPRO Restores Your Business

If you own a nail salon that has a tile floor without waterproof finish, SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to disinfect the area with EPA-registered antimicrobials and extract moisture from your floors with back-mounted extractors and, if necessary, submersible pumps.  

Furniture with metal or plastic components, such as chairs and stools, can be restored with thorough disinfection and drying. Wood or wicker furniture may require more extensive work depending on the length of exposure to floodwaters, and disposal may be necessary for wood that has warped, cracked, or developed microbial growth. Still, we dispose of such items with the informed consent of property owners and insurance adjusters.  

SERVPRO of South & West Charleston serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (843) 823-7400 when you need disaster cleanup at any time of the day or night. 

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Commercial Water Removal In Charleston

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling For professional assistance when restoring your business's property after a disaster, call SERVPRO of South & West Charleston at (843) 823-7400.

During Commercial Water Removal Projects In Charleston, Various Drying Techniques Get Utilized

If the office of your business in Charleston is located on the lower level of a building with multiple floors, there is a chance that a pipe burst from a unit above yours could send moisture into your software company's office. Once moisture gets in the interior of your structure, commercial water removal should be conducted by a professional restoration contractor such as SERVPRO as soon as possible.

If moisture is left inside a building for too long, secondary issues related to increased humidity levels and mold growth could arise. During commercial water removal operations in Charleston, our SERVPRO technicians utilize several different procedures to prevent any type of secondary damage to your business's office. To begin, our crew uses heavy-duty extractors to remove any moisture while it is still a liquid. Then, we utilize other industrially-advanced pieces of equipment to conduct the applied structural drying or ASD phase.

During ASD procedures, our SERVPRO team works toward creating an environment that helps speed up the natural drying and evaporation processes. To do this correctly, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create air circulation to speed up the evaporation of moisture from your office's wet contents and building materials. The dehumidifiers then pull water out from the air and dispense it in liquid form while supplying warm, dry air to be used by the air movers.

When implementing ASD, we know that the angle that air hits dry building materials like your walls makes a difference. If the air movers get placed so that the air gets pushed into your walls directly, then moisture can get pushed further into your building materials. However, when the air movers get placed so that the air coming from them hits walls at a 45-degree angle, the air pushes away wet air close to damp surfaces so that more water can evaporate from the affected items. We also often remove your baseboard and drill holes behind it so that air can get pushed into your wall cavities. When working with offices that have metal wall studs, we can drill more holes in case standing water has built up inside your wall cavities.

When restoring moisture-related damage, we can implement various drying techniques to get the job done in a timely matter. For professional assistance when restoring your business's property after a disaster, call SERVPRO of South & West Charleston at (843) 823-7400 any day of the week.

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We Will Remediate The Mold Infestation In Your Charleston Furniture Store

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Remediating Mold Growth in Your Charleston Furniture Store

As the proprietor of a furniture store, you have to always provide the most appealing displays of faux living room arrangements to catch the eye of Charleston homeowners shopping for new sets. Water loss incidents that go unproperly addressed can develop into microbial threats that spread throughout the various carpeted floors on your showroom, developing along the backing material, and presenting persistent moisture that can feed active mold spores in the vicinity.

Nearly every type of material used in furniture construction on display can become affected by mold damage in your Charleston business. As compromising as this situation can become, professional remediation can help to limit the destruction and loss within your business. If caught early enough, our SERVPRO team can also employ a few tactics for containment that prevents the migration of the organism to new areas and might keep your doors open throughout the remediation process.

From the time that our skilled professionals first arrive at your furniture store, we assess what pieces might not be affected and get them out of the area first. Drying and remediation are more productive with the establishment of a drying zone that contains the specific areas experiencing the concentration of microbial growth. This containment area allows our SERVPRO team to regulate airflow with negative air chambers and to eliminate cross-contamination of unaffected areas by sealing in the work zone. In a high-ceiling showroom, this can be a challenge. We can work quickly to minimize the treatment area.

Your stock is an important consideration when disasters like mold growth get discovered in your store. Because furniture is primarily wood and various fabrics, each unit is susceptible to the deteriorating properties of mold colonization. Direct exposure of your inventory can make it unable to get sold to customers, even at a discount, so our commitment that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster is valuable.

Protecting your business and its contents from mold growth does not have to be overwhelming for property owners. You can rely on the fast response and qualified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) of our SERVPRO of South & West Charleston team. Give us a call anytime at (843) 308-0178.

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Charleston Knows Hurricanes and Tropical Storms--and SERVPRO Knows Cleanup and Restoration

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Deserted Beach in Charleston with Storm Clouds Looking Ominous Charleston Beach Front Home Meets a Hurricane, then Meets SERVPRO for Restoration

Large Loss Warehouse Recovery After Severe  Hurricane-Related Weather in Charleston

With Charleston being a central hub of activity for the entire state of South Carolina, not to mention a stable location for transport along the eastern seaboard, warehouses abound along ports and commercial districts surrounding the area. With hurricanes remaining a pressing threat, business owners operating these warehouses must work to provide real-time solutions for responding to severe weather events and the damage they can do. The faster that you can get professionals working to resolve the problem, the less damage these situations can have on the inventory of your facility.

 
Hurricane cleanup in Charleston warehouses is often one of the first steps that even our SERVPRO professionals take when we reach your facility. It is crucial to determine the extent of the damage and begin mitigation work to reduce the spread of water loss effects if they are present and begin addressing debris and residues that might require cleaning. This process even extends to some of these stored items in your building, as our content management team can dry and clean damaged inventory to help protect your business from excessive loss. We can also assist in restaging inventory to a drier location.
 
A staple of hurricanes and other powerful tropical storm systems is flying debris and intense winds. These effects can shatter windows, cripple structural elements, and leave the inside and outside of your warehouse looking worse for the wear. Our response team can arrive quickly, mobilizing along with your emergency call, so we can begin the practical mitigation efforts your business needs shortly after the storm dissipates. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
Often it is overwhelming and stressful to see the destruction that hurricanes can have on your warehouse, but our SERVPRO professionals have the experience to help. From our pack-out process that removes at-risk inventory from harm’s way to our line of potent and powerful cleaning agents that can make flooring, walls, and other fixtures look their best, we can make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”
 
In an area so prone to severe weather events, we have developed a storm response team that can make a difference quickly for affected area businesses. Give our SERVPRO of South & West Charleston team a call anytime disaster strikes at (843) 308-0178.