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Ask The Experts: Are commercial restoration jobs different than residential?

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Our restoration services have a reputation for bringing expertise to both private residences and massive commercial structures. Substantial flooding across a wide area requires industrial equipment to control, mitigate, and restore. As the property manager of a mall, there are several challenging scenarios to overcome. Temporary closure for multiple stores can seriously affect business relations. From a practical standpoint, restoring properties with high ceilings and hundreds of cubic feet is suitable only for the industrial restoration tools and experts to operate them. 

Our service has access to national resources allowing us to provide commercial water removal to Chicago's most prominent businesses. We can mobilize quickly with a team of expert water restoration technicians (WRT) led by an exceptional crew chief. Having experience of water incidents in large venues is essential to understand which equipment to use. Our knowledge and professional know-how allow SERVPRO to get the job completed on-time and on-budget. We have a proven track record in working with state buildings, commercial warehouses and big retailers. 

Residential water restoration equipment may include devices like air movers or desiccant dehumidifiers and portable heaters. However, many of these equipment is too small to have an impact on a larger commercial property. There are ways SERVPRO can mitigate these issues, such as by establishing drying tents to create lower, concentrated drying zones. The most effective measure, though, is to use equipment that is designed for spaces like your mall. 

Controlling temperature and humidity is essential to the restoration of commercial spaces, just like it is to residential areas. For commercial operations, SERVPRO can mobilize direct expansion units (DX) to control humidity and temperature. Industrial units can weigh upwards of 50 tonnes. Where power issues may be a concern, we can use power distribution boxes to convert electrical supply into those needed for each machine. 

When industrial equipment is the only response, contact SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher at (708) 672-0077.

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