Commercial Water Damage in a Fort Lauderdale Fabric Store
To Most Businesses in Ft. Lauderdale, Fast Water Removal is Crucial
Fabric stores and dress shops are very vulnerable to damage of many types. Even a few drops of water from a broken or misdirected sprinkler head can ruin a silk dress or cause the color in an entire bolt of cloth to run and ruin any pattern. It is always not enough to set up a big fan or move dress racks to the outside and out of standing water.
Commercial water damage to a Fort Lauderdale business can mean a weekend closure or closing its doors forever. The cleanest water still contains some contaminants, i.e., a ruptured water heater always has rust at the bottom. The situation is even worse if the water has backed into a business from a sewer line. SERVPRO has the experience and stock of cleaners and sanitizers to ensure that we can restore almost anything.
Essential cleaning agents take care of items that have been splattered or soaked in most cases. Fabrics are more sensitive than other properties due to the dyes they contain. If the water comes from an activated fire suppression system, smoke or soot residues are likely attached. Technicians are trained to examine the area of contamination and determine the best course of action. Our extensive inventory of cleaning agents lets us take care of nearly every type of mold or soil that finds its way into the water.
Cleaning the affected water damaged property may not be enough. If the dirt or other contaminant is from a sewer or septic system, fabrics and clothing require disinfection, sanitizing, and often discarding. Our disinfectants (chlorines, phenols, and alcohols) kill over 90 percent of the organisms found in the dirtiest water and are easily mixed with water to create the strength needed without ruining fabrics. Typically, these fabrics are not salvageable.
Our sanitizers are exceptional in destroying even heavy mold infestation. They are not suitable for fabric use but are perfect for removing mold from display racks, storage shelves, hangers, and countertops where textiles and clothing are laid out for the customer.
Restoring your business after a disaster can be an extensive process. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South understands that even a few days closed can ruin a business, and we do our best to help you reopen the moment it is safe to do so. If you need us, call today at (954) 776-2000. We are here to help.