A flooded basement is never fun. In fact, it can be very damaging and costly. The first step to take after realizing your basement has flooded is to call a restoration services company like Soil-Away. Whether the basement floods due to a burst pipe or a heavy rainstorm, rest assured that your basement can be restored to its original condition. Read on to learn about the basement restoration process after a flood.
Call a Restoration Services Company
The first step is to call a restoration services company like Soil-Away. It is important to call as soon as possible because the longer the water sits around, the more damage it will do. We are on-call 24/7 for emergencies, and we will come out to help even if it’s in the middle of the night! The first step in our restoration process is an inspection by our crew. This allows us to assess the damages and potential safety hazards. In addition, we will take pictures of the damage, which can be provided to your insurance company.
The Restoration Process
After the assessment, the restoration process begins. First, the area must completely dry out in order to reduce the chances of future mold growth. Once the space dries, we use hydrometers and infrared cameras to make sure there isn’t any hidden water behind the walls or under the floor. After the drying, we remove flooring and drywall. Anything salvageable will be cleaned. Once everything is disposed of or cleaned, we do a final inspection walk-through to make sure everything looks as good as new.
Dealing with Insurance
Dealing with the homeowner’s insurance company can be overwhelming. At Soil-Away, we help homeowners with the insurance claims process. We send in photos and documents in order to provide information about the damage and the repairs. Homeowners should understand that it is illegal for insurance companies to try and persuade their clients to use a certain restoration company.
When dealing with a flooded basement, it is key to find a restoration services company that you can trust. Soil-Away has been in business since 1990 and has ample experience in all sorts of home restoration projects. Homeowners can gain peace of mind knowing that their damaged home is in good hands and that it will be restored in no time. For more information about Soil-Away and the services we provide, contact us today.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, expert cleaning services at your business are more important than ever. There are a few reasons that your business needs a specialized cleaning during this time. First, if an employee tests positive, it is vital that you have a professional cleaning done immediately. This helps minimize future exposure risk. Second, if you suspect a customer that has been through your business has tested positive, you will want to get a deep clean. Third, take extra precautions and increase your daily cleaning protocols during this pandemic. Chances are you could have had an unknown exposure. Rest assured that as a business owner, you have done everything you can to keep your property safe for employees and customers. Read on to learn about what our expert cleaning services entail.
How We Clean
First and foremost, we follow and/or exceed the guidelines put forth by the CDC for cleaning. We also exclusively utilize EPA approved disinfectants (EPA List N) to treat your facility. These products meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
What We Clean
According to WebMD, COVID-19 can live on some surfaces for days. For example, the virus can live on metal door knobs for up to 5 days. We make sure that high-touch surfaces, including door knobs, light switches, phones and keyboards, are wiped down and properly cleaned. Other examples of areas we clean include counters, bathrooms, kitchen areas, elevators, desks, handrails, and more! The list goes on, and we would love to share with you all the different spots we clean and how we do so!
What Type of Properties Do We Clean?
We clean any type of commercial property. At Soil-Away, we know that your business is hard at work, providing crucial services to customers during this pandemic. While day-to-day cleaning and disinfecting are important, there is nothing like a professional deep clean using industrial disinfectants. We clean retail stores, medical facilities, nursing homes, pharmacies, restaurants, banks, gas stations, police stations, airports, and commercial offices – just to name a few. We are dedicated to catering to any commercial property, big or small.
Why Deep Cleans Are Important During COVID-19
A professional deep clean during COVID-19 is crucial because this illness is highly contagious. It is easily spread from person to person, and since it is novel, people do not have immunities to COVID-19 as they would with other illnesses, such as a common cold or strep. Another issue is that people can shed the virus before they even feel sick. This means a lot of people with COVID-19 could be out and about, grocery shopping, getting gas, visiting the bank, etc. and not even know that they are sick. Because of this, they are unwittingly spreading COVID-19 germs at your business.
In addition, COVID-19 can live a long time on various surfaces. Someone could get germs on the door handle to your store, and without disinfection, the virus can actually live on that metal surface for up to 5 days. For these reasons, it is crucial that businesses hire a professional to do a deep cleaning.
At Soil-Away, we know how hard it is to safely operate your business during this global pandemic. We want to help protect your business, employees, and customers by providing deep cleaning services. As a professional cleaning and restoration business, we have credentials and affiliations from EPA, OSHA, RIA, IICRC, PCA, and more! Rest assured that we will give your business a professional-grade cleaning to create a safe environment for all. For more information about our COVID-19 cleaning services, contact us today.
This article was composed utilizing the most current information available at the time it was written by resources such as the CDC and EPA. The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. Please understand that information and best practices are constantly being updated by health and government officials. Everything in this article is subject to change.
Soil-Away is making every effort to support your facility needs at this time and will continue to monitor changes and adjust its best practices as new information becomes available. At this time, Soil-Away is cleaning facilities by applying EPA List-N approved disinfectants. Clients who engage with Soil-Away understand that no guarantees can be made about cleaning and disinfecting results, and that any information provided is for the purpose of sharing information, and not for providing definitive advice.