Preparing for Water Damage

Although the New England area has not experienced the devastating effects of a hurricane like the one that hit Texas a few weeks ago in several decades, there are many businesses that unfortunately fall victim to flooding. When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence, so it is important to have an action plan for these unforeseen circumstances. Luckily for commercial businesses in the eastern Massachusetts area, New England Cleaning Services, Inc. has the experience and expertise to handle water leaks and damage.

What happens in a water leak?

When water floods an area inside a building, it seeps into every crevice possible and permeates all surfaces, including floors, sub-flooring, walls, and insulation. Flooding can be categorized into “classes” according to the level of damage done.

  • Class 1: the least serious, with the slowest evaporation rate and smallest area affected.
  • Class 2: flooding has affected an entire room up to 12” up a wall and has damage to structures and flooring including carpeted areas.
  • Class 3: causes considerable damage to all structures, including insulation, ceilings and sub floors, and has the fastest evaporation rate.

The higher the class, the more extensive the damage and the longer it will take to restore structures, so contacting a trained professional is essential for a proper restoration. New England Cleaning Services, Inc. has the capabilities of handling up to Class 3 water leaks and offers 24/7 client support.

How is water removed?

A certified and professionally trained company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. uses state of the art technologies to get rid of water as quickly as possible out of the affected facility. The equipments used ensure that building structures are not taken down unnecessarily and that any areas with chances of mold are detected. Large and powerful dehumidifiers, thermal foggers, turbo dryers, air filtration units, disinfectants, and thermal imaging cameras are all used to address all areas of water leaks and to prevent mold.

No one wants to experience damage to their facility, but you want to be prepared for the worst case scenario. Whether it’s a water leak or fire and smoke damage that you need addressing, or you’re looking to implement general cleanings, New England Cleaning Services, Inc. is here to maintain a safe and clean environment for you and your workers. Please contact our office in Waltham, MA at (781) 890-2000 for a free quote!