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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Fountain Overflow Damages Shopping Center In Stockton

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Far-flung areas of larger shopping malls often contain plumbing fixtures. If malfunctions or even petty vandalism results in water damage, it can be some time before security staff appreciates the full extent of the problem. SERVPRO has the resources to respond to retail areas that are water damaged, and to investigate how the water invaded.

Maybe it was a fluke, or maybe a kids’ prank, but a water fountain down a service hallway above your shop ran all night. The drain plugged, and gallons dripped through the ceiling, causing water damage to your Stockton children’s shoe store. Our water removal and commercial drying team arrived up for the challenge.

The water left shelving, seating, carpeting, and the cashier station soaked, and display shoes ruined. SERVPRO has experience with this type of damage and our crew quickly get to work. Powerful water extractors pull moisture from the carpeting without stretching or tearing when done by a trained technician. The workers pull up an edge of the carpet and remove the padding, inexpensive to replace and difficult to dry. Air movers direct their flow over and under the carpeting, and dehumidifiers further dry the air.

Shelving wipes down without much permanent damage, although the drywall holding the brackets may need attention and selective replacement if there are areas where it crumbled under the strain of water soaked shoes. Although selling the shoes in the future as “new” is inadvisable, we use drying techniques to salvage as many of them as possible. They are matched with their mates from the unaffected back room and inventoried as we use desiccants and fans to dry them. We use extractors on the seating areas, disassembling them so the frames can be wiped down and padded areas dried along with the inventory.

The cash register needs assessment by an electronic specialist, which we arrange. Throughout the restoration process we are in touch with your insurer, the owner of the building, and their insurance carrier, as well. We discuss all decisions with you, including a speedy return to business as soon as the carpet is and seating can be rearranged. Businesses that close for any length of time during restoration risk a failure rate of up to 50 percent, and we do not want yours to be one of them.

If you need help drying out after a trickle turned into a torrent, SERVPRO of Stockton is awaiting your call at (209) 477-3090. Our highly qualified workers and cutting edge training and equipment has you back in business in no time.

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