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Flooding Can Cause Damage To Your Englewood Gas Station

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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How To Manage Commercial Flood Damage In Your Englewood Gas Station

The intensity and frequency of storms are increasing, and they often cause severe destruction to buildings and facilities. Flooding can affect the operation of fuel tanks and electric pumps, bringing business in your gas station to a halt. Water and debris could enter underground storage tanks through openings like vent pipes, fill pipes, sumps, covers, ruined tank walls and loose fittings.

The worst risk to a gas station is buoyancy, meaning that if the underground storage tanks are half-empty or empty and end up underwater, they can be subject to buoyant forces that offset the restraint of pavement, backfill, or hold-down straps, causing the reservoirs to shift from their location. To manage commercial flood damage in your Englewood gas station, you need prompt water removal, dry out and eventual restoration services to mitigate acute destruction and address complications linked to prolonged exposure to water and moisture.

Like many gas stations, you may have a convenience store that sells drinks, snacks, and car supplies. The floodwaters can cause loss of inventory, food spoilage, and equipment failures. A storm poses a significant risk to gas stations and convenience stores because lighter materials are usually used to build them, meaning that they are susceptible to destruction and require prompt repairs to limit losses to the owner. SERVPRO franchise professionals can help you minimize business risk and downtime.

After the floodwaters recede, there could be standing silt and debris on the floor of the convenience store, the forecourt where customers refuel vehicles and other areas of your gas station. We can use rakes and shovels to remove them. If there is standing water, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can begin the water extraction process quickly using portable pumps to remove as much water as possible from the floors, including the restricted areas. We dump the wastewater appropriately, like in a sanitary sewer.

Our SERVPRO crews also use air moving and dehumidification equipment to dry out the affected areas. We can position enough air movers to create adequate airflow across the damp areas. Our technicians maintain a balance between the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry a structure and its contents effectively. Since floodwater usually contains microbes, our technicians can use EPA-approved disinfectants to sanitize the areas the water was touching before we extracted it. We can also deodorize your business premises using equipment like:

• Thermal foggers
• Hydroxyl generators
• Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers

If floodwaters have entered your gas station, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to assist you to remove the water and dry out the affected areas. You can reach us 24/7 at (201) 266-0482. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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