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Why Speed Matters After Water Damage To An Amherst Hotel

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

Keep the Water Out of Your Hotel in Amherst

Swift Water Removal and Drying Mitigates Problems to Commercial Buildings

Hoteliers everywhere know that water damage is a genuine risk for their business. Harm can happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes water enters due to extreme weather or a flood, but other times it is due to a leak, a broken, pipe, or even a careless guest who left the faucet on or the bath running.
The most important thing in dealing with water damage to an Amherst hotel is speed. You must act quickly to reduce the risk of damage spreading further and causing more harm to the building. Swift action often means the damage can be contained in a small area and dealt with there, which lessens disruption of most of the guests.
The consequences of water damage to a hotel can be severe especially if the problem is left unchecked. The obvious problem, of course, is damage to floors, rendering corridors unpassable. Moisture damages all kinds of floors, including carpet, wood, vinyl and, in the case of carpeted areas, the wooden subfloor.
However, the problem does not end with damage to flooring. If the problem is severe enough, the ceiling of the area below might be damaged. Water also wicks into walls and is soaked up by drywall and sometimes insulation. There is also a real risk of harm to hotel items such as chairs, beds, towels, and bedding. Depending on your insurance policy you could find yourself liable for damage to guests’ belongings too.
As well as widespread damage, if left unchecked, a water problem could result in mold, which no hotel owner wants. It is evident to see that time is of the essence when dealing with water damage to a hotel: The consequences of leaving it are quite dire.
SERVPRO is quick to respond to any call for help, and our IICRC-certified teams are trained to assess, extract water, and dry every affected area as quickly as possible. Our technicians have a range of moisture meters and probes at our disposal for a thorough assessment of the situation.
Carpets, furniture, and soft furnishings are of particular concern to hotel owners. SERVPRO experts are trained in a range of water extraction and drying techniques that are suitable for even expensive carpets and fine soft furnishings. Our SERVPRO IICRC industry certified technicians have a range of specialty upholstery drying techniques at hand to rescue water-logged chairs, sofas, and beds.
If necessary, we can also remove baseboards and cabinets to dry inside walls and behind carpentry. Our drying goal is to restore your hotel “Like it never even happened.”
Do not let water ruin your hotel or your business. Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 589-8975 for help.

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