Stopping Commercial Water Damage In Ouray
Commercial Water Damage
Ouray city officials like to call their town the ‘Switzerland of America,' and it is a good description. Skiers, mountain climbers, and other sports enthusiasts visit in the thousands each year, and a few swear it is the only place they want to rest and recreate in Colorado. It is why tourism is so important to many residents.
When commercial water damage strikes an Ouray business, SERVPRO moves quickly. Our goal is to keep the downtime to a minimum and reopen the doors to customers as soon as possible. It is important year-round, but especially to a ski rental shop in the middle of snow season.
Most commercial flooding happens when a pipe breaks; often at the point where a water line enters into a business. The insulation is sometimes too thin, and an overnight freeze causes a connection to split inside a wall. Within minutes, hundreds of gallons can spill across the entire floor. Since it usually happens at night, the damage can go unnoticed for hours.
Our first task is to get the standing water out. If the level is over two inches, we start with a pump. Our technicians can usually complete this task in just an hour or two for businesses the size of most ski shops. If there is a problem with the power, we bring in a portable generator for electrical support until we finish the job.
Once the standing water is gone, we concentrate on removing the moisture trapped in the carpets and floors. SERVPRO technicians use water extraction wands to draw out this moisture and are experts in preventing secondary damage to these surfaces. This process takes time, but it is necessary to stop continuing water damage and reduce long-term repair and restoration costs.
As all of this is happening, another technician is replacing the broken pipe or connection. We certify our people for these repairs, and we only call in a plumber or general contractor if there are multiple points of failure.
Putting your business back together after any disaster takes time. SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride has the experience, training, and equipment needed to keep this period at a minimum so you can get back to your customers. If you need our help or have questions about what we can do for you, call us today at (970) 240-6970.
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