Fire sprinkler systems offer reliable and affordable fire protection to your commercial properties. Not only do sprinkler systems prevent lives and property losses from fires, but also save millions of dollars to business owners by way of tax deductions, code and ordinance compliance, insurance savings, and the ability to continue business as usual.
But for as beneficial as sprinkler systems may be in reducing harm caused by a fire, the downside is the wet mess they leave behind.
Water, Water Everywhere? Not Really.
To prevent a fire from spreading and causing widespread damage, if not a total loss, the sprinkler systems springs into action as soon as a fire is detected. This typically occurs during the “flashover” stage, or when the fire transitions from the “growing” stage to the last stage–a fully developed fire. Sprinkler systems can address the specific area of the fire, preventing the spread.
This may seem as though you are trading one catastrophe for another–a flood versus a fire; but the reality is properly functioning sprinkler systems are designed to reduce the amount of water used to put out the fire. In fact, a sprinkler system may use hundreds of gallons of water to douse a fire, while firefighters will use thousands.
Sprinkler System Water Damage
With that said, any water used indoors means you are left with a moisture problem that needs to be addressed. Sprinkler system water damage can include: wet drywall, carpeting, and other building materials; wet office or tenant materials such as upholstery, the development of mold and mildew, and standing water.
Hiring a commercial water damage restoration professional, such as DRS Disaster Restoration Services, is the first step to make sure all water damage is addressed and managed with skill to eliminate future damage. This service provider will assess the existing water damage and develop a strategy to return your property back to its original, non-damaged state. The plan includes:
- Clearing out possessions: To avoid further damage to possessions made from wood, cloth, or other porous surfaces, they will be removed from the property and stored in a safe place until ready to return. Some items may need to be replaced depending on the level of damage and whether or not they are able to be restored.
- Removing the water: Water pumps, water extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, and air movers are used to remove water efficiently and effectively.
- Drying the area: Similar to removing the water, dehumidifiers and fans will be used to help make sure everything is thoroughly dry, in order to avoid mold and mildew from forming.
- Repairing: When water damage weakens the structure of a building or drywall, or leaves permanent stains on carpeting and upholstery, restoring the property may require construction or additional cleaning services.
Disaster Restoration Services for Commercial Locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts
Planning for a disaster is a lot of work. Cleaning up after one is worse. What makes DRS different from other water disaster restoration companies is our process. Whether we’re working on commercial water damage restoration or offering fire damage restoration service and other professional restoration services, we help your business recover from any disaster quickly, getting you back up and running with minimal loss and downtime.
DRS is on call 24/7, every day of the year, as a first responder to disaster in your Connecticut and Massachusetts community. For immediate help with water damage due to sprinkler systems or pipe bursts in Connecticut and Massachusetts, call us at 877-280-7961.Like what you're reading? Don't keep it to yourself - share!