Water Damage Hurdles of Owning a Property
Commercial Industries Require Different Water Care
Owning a property is a huge responsibility. There are many industries within the commercial realm. And each commercial industry such as multi-level buildings, tenant facilities, office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes, hotels, and industrial facilities have a different plan of action when remediation is necessary. Below we will go through each hurdle of each commercial property so you are well aware of what problems you may run into if water damage strikes.
Mulit-Level Commercial Properties | Tenant Facilities | Apartment Complexes
Since these properties are mostly multi-leveled buildings inspections will need to be taken in above and below areas where water damage occurred. Due to more water mapping this process will take longer in order to ensure all affected areas are dry. Some levels will only need to be dried while other areas will need to be reconstructed. Note that tenants may need to be temporarily relocated until spaces are in liveable conditions.
Hotels and shopping centers are typically where customers spend their leisure time. This is why it is super important to make sure affected areas are well covered. Covering the damaged areas are important so your customers are still comfortably able to stay or shop in your facility. It is also best to reconstruct in times where the business is least busy. For example Mondays would be better days to remediate than the weekends since customers tend to go shopping or stay at hotels during those times.
Office Buildings | Industrial Facilities
Productivity is the biggest issue when large amounts of water damage have occurred. Many times employees will need to take a couple days off and sometimes machinery or equipment will need to be replaced before employees can begin working again. This is why it is important to analyze the properties and temporarily move machinery in order for remediation and company productivity to happen at the same time.
For more information about commercial properties please read our additional blogs under the Commercial category.