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Commercial Water Damage in New Milford

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

In New Milford, SERVPRO Restores A Clothing Store After Water Damage

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Commercial Water Damage to Your Retail Shop

There's not a clothing store in the state that hasn't dealt with a loss of property from the water. At first, most owners don't even think of it as a problem except to remove standing water and dry out the floor.

Commercial water damage in New Milford isn't that simple to fix. Clothing has to be dried quickly to preserve color. If the water that has soaked the items contains soil, soot or other contaminants, it will have to be cleaned as well. SERVPRO has the training and inventory of cleaning agents to ensure restoration is accomplished as quickly as possible in your New Milford home or business.

Simple detergents are fine if the water damage comes from clean or uninfected water. When it comes to clothing, even a microscopic amount of mold or other contamination can render them worthless. This isn't a problem if it's a sweater or two, but for a clothing store, losing an entire season's worth of inventory is a crushing blow. To make sure that doesn't happen, our technicians use disinfectants and sanitizers to ensure property is safe to wear as well as being visually clean.

Our disinfectants destroy over 90 percent of the organisms they come in contact with. They are excellent to use on clothing and accessories when mixed with the proper amount of water. Some of the types we use are alcohols, chlorines, and phenols. Sanitizers are excellent to reduce microbe (mold spore) levels. This restores areas where clothing is stored and displayed back to safe amounts. They are useful for work surfaces, clothing racks and even hangars that may have become contaminated. Bear in mind; that water damaged clothing and fabrics typically lose value and must be displayed as damaged merchandise.

It is in everyone's best interest to help our fellow businesses reopen their doors to the community. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is ready to help every clothing, and other retail shops get back on their feet. Call us now at (201) 266-0482 to get started.

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