Retail Stores Flooding or leaking water in a retail store can result in consequences that range from having to deal with a minor plumbing issue to struggling with complete financial disaster due to lost inventory and property damage. If you’re experiencing a water problem in your store, don’t delay another minute. Contact GET RESTORATION EXPERTS, the water extraction and restoration professionals. GET RESTORATION EXPERTS is available to handle your water emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We understand that a water problem in your store means an interruption to your business operations, and that translates into financial loss for you and your employees. Our customer service representatives are on standby to take your emergency call and will dispatch a team of technicians to your store within an hour. Water damage in a retail store can occur for a number of reasons—storm flooding, overflowing sinks or toilets, burst or frozen pipes, sewer line break, etc.—and can cause significant physical and financial damage. Your business can sustain immediate losses in terms of damage to merchandise, equipment, and fixtures; damage to the structure and property such as carpeting and walls; and damage to stocked inventory. And, depending on the time of year when the water damage occurs, the loss can be even greater if you have additional seasonal inventory in stock. Longer-term losses include lost business for the time your store must be closed for clean-up and restoration, which can lead to lost customers and employees who seek work elsewhere. GET RESTORATION EXPERTS understands business operations and has been serving commercial clients in your local area since 2001. We know our way around all types of business facilities, including retail stores. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and will do whatever it takes to get your business up and running again. We offer the following benefits: Availability when you need us – 24/7/365 Helpful and courteous customer service representatives Technicians who will be at your retail store location in 60 minutes or less State-of-the-art professional-grade equipment to handle any size water removal job Complete water extraction and drying services – to eliminate every drop of moisture from your store Thorough cleaning, decontamination, and sanitization using safe FDA-approved products Support during the insurance claims process – we document the water damage with photos and provide relevant documentation to substantiate your claim GET RESTORATION EXPERTS’s first step in the water-removal process is to conduct an initial assessment. During this process we: Take safety precautions which includes using hazard gear and shutting down electrical power Determine the source of water entry, and take immediate steps to stop further flooding or leaking Perform a full inspection of the area that is flooded or has sustained water damage, and classify the damage according to how extensive it is Categorize the type of water according to industry standards to determine the contamination level and threat of health risk Use our findings to determine the most effective, appropriate cleanup method for your specific situation Our second step is to extract the water and dry the area. We always recommend this be done as soon as possible because, if left standing, the water can cause further damage by completely soaking into items in the store, and seeping up walls and into insulation and other structural materials. When this happens, the building may be rendered unsafe. We offer a wide range of services from hoarding cleanout to floodwater removal. During our water removal and drying process, we: Use professional-grade water extractors and submersible pumps that move the water out as safely and efficiently as possible. Take care that the flood water comes into contact with no other surface, and our truck-mounted equipment hauls the water off-premises for proper disposal Identify and inventory all items, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment that can be salvaged, and remove it to our offsite facility for proper drying and restoration Remove and dispose of debris and any items that cannot be salvaged, including carpeting, furnishings, and structural items such as walls and insulation Place heavy-duty drying equipment throughout the store: air movers, fans, and drying panels to thoroughly out the affected area Use specialized moisture-detection equipment to locate any remaining moisture or dampness, especially in hard-to-reach areas such as behind walls and under carpet and flooring to ensure thorough drying and eliminate the chance for mold to grow Lastly, we clean and restore your property to its pre-water-damage condition. Our technicians: Use approved cleaning agents and equipment and work to thoroughly clean, sanitize, and disinfect the affected area Use a HEPA vacuum in the air and clean the HVAC system to reduce and eliminate airborne contaminants that can lead to subsequent damage Restore and renovate any area of your retail store that was destroyed as a result of flooding or water damage – structural repair work, flooring, roofing, painting, replacing fixtures and other store equipment GET RESTORATION EXPERTS technicians are all IICRC certified. With credentials from the Institute for the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification organization, you can trust in their expertise and know-how. We work in accordance with IICRC-recommended industry standards at all times. When your store or government building is under water, GET RESTORATION EXPERTS can help. We have the experience and expertise to handle any type of retail store flood or water damage issue that can arise. Every minute that passes means more damage to your store and your inventory. We are local so call us at (757) 434-6263 right away. We’re here 24/7/365 and ready to help you take care of the business of getting back in business.