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Top 6 Facts and Tips for Business Owners Who Need Commercial Water Damage Restoration

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO’s specialists share tips and facts to help Newton Square business owners better understand the commercial water damage restoration process.

From small mom-and-pop shops to major corporations, for businesses, downtime is lost revenue—and water damage can lead to significant downtime if handled incorrectly. The experts at SERVPRO of Media are here to share some facts and tips about commercial water damage restoration to ensure business owners know what to expect during the process.

SERVPRO of Media has over 27 years of experience in the commercial water damage restoration industry. Their experts offer business owners in Media, Newtown Square, and the surrounding area cost-effective water damage removal, mold remediation, and more. 

Top 6 Commercial Water Damage Restoration Facts and Tips for Business Owners

#1: Watch Out For Mold

After water enters a commercial building, the risk of mold grows exponentially as time passes. It can establish a foothold in as little as 24 hours. To avoid this and other costly damage it would involve, it’s vital to hire a restoration company as soon as possible.

#2: Beware of Contamination

After water damage, there are different categories of contamination. Depending on whether the property was flooded with white water from sinks and other pipes carrying potable water, grey water that could carry chemicals or solvents, or black water from sewers, the clean-up process will be different. The “darker” the water source, the quicker the clean-up must be done for health reasons. 

#3: Drying the Property Isn’t the End of the Problem

Some business owners assume if the area dries out, the problem is over. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth. Moisture is persistent and can linger on surfaces, leading to mold growth and decay. The dehumidification and water damage mitigation process is just as vital as water removal.

#4: Drying and Restoring a Building is Not One Size Fits All

Different surfaces and construction materials require different drying and restoration techniques.  Some more durable materials can often be saved while others deep cleaning and some, such as some insulation and flooring, will need to be removed from the property and replaced after the drying process is complete.  

#5: Filing an Insurance Claim Quickly is Essential

To make sure the insurance claim is handled properly and full compensation is received, be sure to file an insurance claim as soon as possible following water damage. A good commercial property water damage contractor should be able to help with this. 

#6: Good Maintenance of a Commercial Property is Money Well Spent

Regular inspections and repairs are essential for commercial properties and can often stop water damage before it starts.  The roof, gutters, and interior plumbing should be kept in excellent condition. Doing so almost always saves money in the long-run.


SERVPRO of Media has served all of Newtown Square, PA, and the surrounding areas for nearly three decades. Their attention to detail and friendly service have earned them an excellent reputation in the community.  The SERVPRO team provides business owners with the support they need through every step of the commercial property water damage restoration process. 

In an emergency, call (610) 566-5720, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit SERVPRO on Facebook for more information about their services. 

Contact Information:

SERVPRO of Media

SERVPRO of Central Delaware County 

119 Springfield Avenue

Folsom, PA 19033


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