Whether commercial, industrial, or institutional, Cousino Restoration & Environmental is fully equipped and capable of restoring your property after water damage, fire damage, or another disaster. Our team is available 24/7/365 to get your facility back up and running as soon as possible.
Expertise for Commercial Properties
When your commercial, industrial, or institutional facility is damaged, Cousino Restoration & Environmental is here to help you get back up and running as soon as possible. We understand that for every moment your business is impacted, revenue is lost, your employees are affected, and losses multiply. We are on your side and will respond quickly and efficiently so you can resume operations as soon as possible.
With any type of property damage, a quick response is critical. We will respond 24/7/365 and are fully equipped to handle even the largest losses with efficiency and professionalism. Cousino Restoration & Environmental has extensive experience restoring commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities that have been damaged due to water, fire, mold, storms, or other disasters.
We offer emergency restoration services for:
Restaurants and retail
Fast, Customized Response
Cousino Restoration & Environmental is uniquely positioned to help property owners recover from a water or fire loss. We understand that our commercial customers often have specific needs and priorities, and we will develop a mitigation and restoration plan that works best for you while limiting disruption to your business and reducing your total losses.
Commercial restoration is the process of restoring commercial properties to their original condition after sustaining damage associated with fire, water, mold, or natural disasters. Commercial restoration services are extremely comprehensive and include assessing, evaluating, cleaning, and eliminating all traces of the damage your building has sustained.
Our goal is to get your business back up and running in as little time as possible to minimize losses in productivity and profits associated with the damage your building sustained. In addition, our team works to ensure that there will be no health and safety risks to your employees and customers moving forward.
What Steps Are Involved in Commercial Damage Restoration?
Commercial damage restoration involves a complex, multi-tiered process that includes:
Evaluation of the extent and severity of the damage – The first thing our commercial restoration team does is assess the type and source of the damage. This allows us to identify the proper equipment to use, as well as which specific restoration services will be required to return your property to its original condition.
Partitioning off the impacted area – In the event of a fire, smoke can spread to other areas of the building rather quickly. Water damage and mold spores can spread rapidly as well, turning an isolated issue into a largescale problem impacting your entire building. Our team will work quickly to seal off any impacted areas to prevent further damage and limit the regions that may be unsafe for your employees and customers.
Inspection and documentation of damaged areas, contents, and surfaces – In many instances, there may be damage that isn’t immediately visible after the incident. Our team will use specialized equipment to determine the location of moisture or mold behind walls, underneath floors, and on specific items in the building which may not be readily detectable by the naked eye.
Removal of water, mold, and debris – High-powered fans, commercial vacuums, and water extraction tools are used to dry wet areas and ensure all water is removed properly. Debris from a fire or flood will be safely removed and properly disposed of. Mold remediation will be performed in any instance where mold is detected on the property to eliminate health and safety hazards to your employees and customers.
Cleaning and sanitizing the entire area, including all its contents – The entire impacted area, including the structure of the building and all contents in the area, will be thoroughly sanitized and disinfected to ensure it will be safe for your employees and customers moving forward. We use EPA approved sanitizers to eliminate any bacteria and microbial pathogens that may pose health risks.
Rebuilding and/or replacing any parts of the building’s structure that had to be removed due to irreparable damage – Our team will repair any drywall that was impacted and replace any insulation that has been removed. We can also rebuild structural elements of the building such as floors, ceilings, studs, and other areas that were irreparably damaged.
Water Damage: What You Need to Know
Very few issues are as harmful to a building as water damage. Whether caused by a flood, a burst pipe, a backed-up sewer drain, or any other issue, water damage is an emergency that must be addressed at once. Failure to perform commercial water damage remediation in a timely manner can lead to other serious issues such as the development of mold.
What Is the Biggest Concern with Water Damage?
If left untreated, water damage can place your employees and customers at risk of serious health issues. For this reason, commercial water damage restoration should always be performed promptly after you experience an incident.
Some of the biggest concerns associated with water damage include:
Toxic mold growth – Mold growth is by far one of the most common issues associated with water damage. Mold could begin to grow as quickly as 1-5 days after water damage. Some types of mold can be toxic and increase your risk of health issues, including respiratory disorders, making the removal of any mold a high priority.
Structural damage to your property – Water can penetrate the structure of the building, damaging the foundation, walls, floors, ceilings and contents inside the building.
Health risks – Category 3 water damage (from contaminated water) can result in severe health risks for anyone who inhabits the building. It can lead to headaches, problems with your immune system, and other diseases. Even clean water, left untreated, can evolve into category 3 water damage in approximately 72 hours, posing similar risks.
Pest infestation – It’s common for buildings to experience pest infestation after water damage. Cockroaches, carpenter ants, silverfish, drain flies, and beetles all prefer moist environments and flock to a water damaged building.
Electric shock – Water damaged wiring can make your building prone to electric shock, sparks, and other electrical injuries. For this reason, it’s critical to thoroughly evaluate your electrical system, including all wires and outlets, after water damage.
What Is Water Damage Insurance?
Water damage insurance is often offered as part of your insurance policy for your commercial property. It provides important protections against sudden and accidental water damage, but typically doesn’t cover issues associated with negligence, flooding, or a failure to properly maintain the building.
Sudden and accidental water damage refers to issues associated with flooding or overflowing water caused by a problem with your plumbing system, HVAC system, or appliances. It may also cover damage associated with a water backup from clogged sewage lines, drain lines, or sump pumps.
Water damage insurance is an important coverage that you should always opt for whenever it is offered for your commercial property, as it can provide significant financial relief in the event that expensive commercial water damage cleanup and repair is needed.
How to Deal with Commercial Water Damage
There are several critical steps that must be taken to contain and repair damage to your commercial property after sustaining water damage:
Identify the source of the water damage – Identifying the source of the water damage can often help you contain the problem quickly. Common causes include burst pipes, leaks in your roof, and other plumbing issues such as a backed-up toilet or sewage drain.
Shut off the water main (if necessary) – If your water damage is caused by a leaking or burst pipe, shut off the water main to prevent additional water from flowing into the property and causing more extensive damage.
Contact a commercial water damage restoration team – Due to the extensive problems caused by water damage, it must be handled by professionals. Working with a commercial water damage restoration team will ensure the process is handled correctly and any potential mold remediation services are performed in a timely manner to prevent serious health issues from developing.
Contact your insurance company – If you have water damage insurance, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company to recoup the costs of commercial water damage restoration. Make sure to document the damage by taking photos of the impacted area.
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning
Developing an emergency plan before disaster strikes can be a critical step in protecting your business. Cousino Restoration & Environmental offers complimentary disaster planning services to help your business plan and prepare for whatever may come.
Our disaster planning consultants have extensive experience and education, and we’ll partner with you to develop a plan that addresses the specific needs of your facility. Contact us today to learn more about this free service.