Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County understands the impact of flood damage on your business.  Here are some tips to help you prepare for a storm situation.

There are several flood principles that should be considered to determine your facility’s exposure to floodwaters and the type of protection to be deployed:

  • Duration: It is important to know if floodwaters are expected to recede quickly or maybe trapped due to the slope of the land. The longer a facility is exposed to floodwaters, the greater potential for flood-proofing failures due to a breach in the protection.
  • Depth: Floodwaters greater than 3 feet create hydrostatic pressure on walls that can cause cracks in masonry and greatly increase the potential of collapse to unreinforced masonry. When estimating the potential depth of floodwaters, it is always best to include a safety factor to account for inaccuracies in the estimate.
  • Velocity: As floodwater velocity increases, so does the pressure exerted on flood protection. River flooding can be very fast-moving water at first and then may settle down.
  • Water Condition: Many times flood waters are dirty, brackish, or contaminated with biological and chemical materials including wastewater, sewage, pesticides, industrial waste, toxic and non-toxic chemicals, or oils. Debris that is churning in the water can impact buildings and flood protection systems, create breaches in the protection and cause extensive damage.

Understanding your exposure and the type of impending damage will help you prepare for recovery.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (973) 383-2024

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are proud to be a part of our community and strive to provide the residents and business owners in our area the fastest response times and our best work each and every day.

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