When Water Damage Checks into Your St. Petersburg Hotel
Mitigating Your Small Hotel's Commercial Water Damage in St. Petersburg
During hurricane season, many businesses in St. Petersburg stay vigilant against oncoming storms with pre-cut boards ready to go and supplies of drinking water and easily prepared meals. Keeping these supplies ready help protect any employees stranded from hunger or thirst. With such supplies, many employees opt to remain at work instead of going home or to a shelter.
However, hurricanes are not the only way your hotel in St. Petersburg might sustain commercial water damage. Guests can also cause damage, and emergencies like a broken faucet or loosened drain pipe that never get reported can seriously destroy a room's interior. Water can seep into materials and damage adjoining rooms, both to the side, behind, and below.
To mitigate such types of situations, SERVPRO works quickly after a call to our service line. We want to start as soon as possible so we can put a stop to water spreading. Our building department staff gets to work right away on fixing any plumbing leaks. If the damage stems from something a guest did, but additional water is not creating increased damage, we can begin immediately with the drying stage.
Floors and walls need help from our air movers and Injectidry system. We use these in specific ways to achieve the best drying time possible. When floors have a wooden underlay, we often float any carpeting so both can dry out at the same time. Tiled areas might require us to remove the tiles to reach the subflooring. Before doing this more invasive procedure, we check to ensure that the subfloor's moisture content warrants this. Many situations involving tile allow us to use the same method used to dry out wood floors without first removing any of the tiles.
When guests do alert you of potential problems, acting fast on your part can save significant portions of your hotel and decrease the cost involved in restoring damaged areas. We are always nearby, even when it is not hurricane season, to help mitigate water damage from your hotel. Water from any source can leave your property at risk of mold and pest infestations. Water also causes deterioration to exposed wiring and other components hidden in walls, and odors, and stained walls and ceilings.
SERVPRO can repair all of these situations through appropriate methods that mitigate the problem. Still, we recommend calling as soon as possible to minimize the damage and keep things under control. We partner with you from the first time you call, and throughout the entire process.
SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg handles mitigation, restoration, and rebuilding of businesses in and near Shore Acres, Meadowlawn, and Snell Isle. Call us at (727) 522-0000 for the highly trained restoration professionals needed to handle any degree of water damage your business experiences.
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