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When Flooding Damages Warehouses in St. Petersburg

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Steps for Handling Commercial Flood Damage in a St. Petersburg Warehouse

In recent years, warehouse construction has taken off as companies try to claim their space close to high-populated areas. Regardless of the great need for space, every warehouse needs development while considering the area's unique requirements.

Some areas are prone to flooding, while other earthquakes and tornadoes. A disaster such as flooding can cause many kinds of commercial flood damage in your St. Petersburg warehouse, including:

Structural damage

Engineers construct many warehouses with aluminum doors and long walls that can buckle under the weight of floodwater. Not sealing concrete flooring correctly causes water to pool in access areas, leading to damage to HVAC systems. Floodwaters can ruin both metal and wooden structural components with rust or rot, affecting their structural integrity.

Ruined inventory

Water can destroy most items stored in your warehouse, particularly paper, electrical, and comestible inventory. You may have to discard many things because of safety and health reasons.

Affect business continuity

Flooding can also ruin daily business operations, and this can interrupt the supply chain. You may not fill orders or process sales until you have completed cleanup and repairs.

To prevent these and other repercussions of flood damage from worsening, you need to hire a restoration company that can restore your warehouse quickly. SERVPRO offers a quick response to flooding disasters of any magnitude and can get to your warehouse a short time after receiving your call.

Our team can assess the severity of the destruction. We can inspect for potential issues and fix them before they become significant problems. After a torrential downpour, you can realize that some parts of the roof of your warehouse are leaking. If that is the case, our SERVPRO team can inspect the roof and the inner ceiling to find the leaks and then perform the repairs.

If there is water on the floor, we can use portable or truck-mounted extractors to remove it. 

Truck-mounted extractors provide a more powerful vacuum compared to portable extractors. Their waste tanks can fill up quickly when we are removing water from your warehouse. Our SERVPRO team can use units equipped with automatic waste pumps on the waste tanks to remove the water so we can quickly move it to a sanitary sewer system.

We also use advanced drying techniques that can quickly dry the affected areas, including the spaces between the walls. We can use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to achieve this. Once we clean and dry the flooded areas, we can disinfect them using antimicrobial products.

When your warehouse has flooded, you can trust SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg to bring things back to normal. Call us any time at (727) 522-0000 for effective restoration services. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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