How Flash Flood Water Damage Hits Phoenix Retail Locations
Stores Benefit from Rapid Water Removal from Broken Pipes and Floods
When storms hit the Valley, they hit hard. Flash floods are among the only natural disasters that regularly threaten Phoenix, with severe incidents often causing millions in damages to local businesses.
Flash floods create some of the most serious water damage for Phoenix retail stores, so SERVPRO is always ready to respond whenever flooding hits the local area. Even when monsoon season is over, storms can still strike, so make sure your insurance covers all seasons for flood damage. If the worst does happen, here's a quick overview of what you should expect.
Flash floods create some of the dirtiest water damage scenarios, as these floods typically carry a significant amount of dirt, debris, and plant matter. Mud tends to stain everything the water touches, from furniture to floors and walls to merchandise shelves. In addition to a thorough cleanup, these stains typically require intensive sanitization and often a fresh paint job to erase completely. Our industrial-strength cleaning equipment and supplies help us at SERVPRO to eliminate these messes as quickly as possible.
Standing water tends to be among the costliest effects of flooding and major water line breaks, especially when our response is delayed. Water that has been allowed to pool for hours can seep into the building's foundation, weakening its structure and potentially leading to mold problems. Standing water is often particularly troublesome in back rooms, where there are fewer vents for moisture once the flood has subsided.
Broken Glass and Materials
Even if your store is somehow completely free of breakable objects and materials, there is still an excellent chance that cutting hazards have worked their way in. Floods tend to break things, carrying the shards with them wherever they go, including to your store. If you enter the structure, be sure to wear close-toed shoes and gloves to protect your extremities.
At SERVPRO of East Phoenix, we tailor our response and cleanup strategies to the city's specific needs and concerns. If your retail location has suffered water damage, give us a call at (602) 507-6163.
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