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Avoid Failing to Disclose Important Details When Your San Francisco Bistro Faces Water Damage

12/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water can quickly damage and possibly close your restaurant if left unmitigated. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services.

Things to Tell SERVPRO When Calling Us for Water Removal from a Restaurant in San Francisco

Water removal from restaurants in San Francisco may be complicated by any number of factors, ranging from the placement of the building to its internal layout to where the water initially came from. Otherwise small differences between buildings on the same street can sometimes lead to drastically different water removal projects. SERVPRO technicians are experts at adapting to the situation and providing high-quality care no matter the challenges they face, but we could still face forced delays that may not be apparent from the initial call. Letting us know of any of these factors beforehand can help our initial mitigation response be more well-suited to your needs.

Size of the Building
Not only does the size of the floor space requiring water removal in a San Francisco restaurant matter, but so does the size of the building overall. Larger buildings are often constructed of different materials and have different regulations and building codes compared to smaller ones, so having prior knowledge of these conditions can alert us to potential dangers. If we ask about the size of the impacted area on the phone, be sure to mention a quick summary of the size and shape of the building, too.

High or Low Relative Elevation
If your restaurant sits at a lower elevation than one or more sides of the surrounding area, it may be especially prone to flooding and difficulty of water removal. Please make sure to let SERVPRO know if your establishment sits at the bottom or on the side of a hill.

Delicate Materials
Many restaurants in the area prize their decor and furnishings highly, but in a water damage incident, these objects can be easily damaged without appropriate countermeasures. We recommend immediately separating all cushions from furniture and removing rugs from carpeting and other flooring materials vulnerable to staining. Of course, you should take care not to put your safety at risk by doing this, and instead wait for SERVPRO to arrive with specially-made protective equipment if there is any question of safety. If this ends up happening, please let our technicians know of any particularly valuable objects in the area so that we can prioritize their removal.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provides expert water removal and damage restoration services for homes and businesses across the community. Call our local office 24/7 at (650) 591-4137.
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