Rebounding from an Office Building Flood

flood damage minneapolisFloods can happen anywhere, anytime, including Minneapolis. One torrential rain, sewage backup, or even burst pipe can cause major water damage inside a business. And often, it means the business closing for a few days – or longer – to get everything restored. It’s not a good scenario.

Here are some numbers for you:

  • According to FEMA, nearly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a flood.
  • 25 percent of all flood damage occurs in low to moderate risk areas. Relying on a flood map to protect you may not be enough.
  • Most business insurance policies exclude flood damage.
  • From 2011 to 2015, the average commercial flood claim was more than $90,000.
  • Total flood insurance claims from 2003-2012 averaged $4 billion per year.

The good news is, having a good restoration company on your side, like 24Restore, can help you get back in business quickly, and restore things to the way they were before the flood. There is even a possibility that if just part of a building has been damaged, that area can be contained and business runs like normal in the rest of the facility.

Traditionally, drywall will be removed and replaced depending on the level of saturation. If you’re concerned about dust entering non-affected parts of the building, there are ways to contain the dust and debris, and control noise as much as possible, during the entire remediation process.

Once the ruined drywall is out, new drywall is put in, painted, and good as new.

If water has seeped into a wall cavity, technicians will be able to use special thermal imaging cameras to see temperature differences below the surface, offering an indication of where water might be present. When the drying is complete, they can show you on that camera again the new temperature, which should match that of the rest of the wall. Restoration companies use a variety of technological tools like this to ensure a space is completely dry before packing up for the next job.

Crews will take a good look around for any damage to floors throughout the affected space. Has the water seeped through the carpet padding and into the subfloor? Does any of the subfloor need to be replaced?

Once possible foundational issues are addressed, the flooring will either be removed for replacement, or effectively dried and cleaned to pre-loss condition.

Whether it is carpet, vinyl, tile, or wood, there are a variety of drying technologies available to dry out flooring in a matter of days or sometimes even hours. In many cases, water can be extracted right out of the flooring. Then, large fans and other drying equipment will be placed strategically throughout the space to effectively finish the drying process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

It might also be possible to save some of your electronics, office furniture, and other items that were damaged.

The key to getting that “open for business” sign back in the window is acting quickly. Just like you would with any loss in your home, it is important to call 24Restore as soon as you can after you discover the water damage. The sooner restoration starts, the less damage that water will do.

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“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

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- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

- Pam – Arden Hills

The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis

Working with the employees at 24restore has been an easy process. They aimed to please.

Kudos to Shelli Abraham especially, she worked with the mortgage company and insurance company so I didn’t have to, I’m a caregiver for my husband with Dementia, she took the pressure off having to deal with them, thanks Shelli.

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