Whether it be residents or commercial properties, water damage can be crippling, and thankfully there is a water damage restoration firm that does both. Flood Pros USA has recently announced their branching out from residential property restoration to commercial restoration, so we thought we’d go over the difference between both types of restorations, so you know what to expect.
Scope & Scale Changes
One of the more obvious differences between these two types of property is the scope and scale of the different spaces and thus the remediation job’s scope changes too. Residential properties, even those with more than one dwelling like units or flats are smaller in size. Whereas commercial properties can include office buildings, retail stores, warehouses and more. Commercial spaces are largely a bigger job for water damage restoration and takes more people to get the job done in a timely manner. On the other hand residential properties can be done faster, with less manpower.
Structural Differences Matter
Commercial properties and residential properties have totally different structures, and this can influence the restoration process. In a residential property, you often find wooden framing, simple rooms and segmented areas. But in commercial buildings, you can find complex building materials, mechanical aspects, complex electrical wirings and more.
These differences mean that commercial properties have more scope for water damage to be hidden and residential properties often have furniture and carpeting that has to be removed. These distinctions are important in getting the job done well.
Compliance & Liability Differences
Regulations and building codes vary depending on the type of structure. So residential properties are often subject to local building codes and commercial properties have a different set of them. In addition, commercial buildings have a set of much stricter codes due to liability and safety concerns, where residences are given a lot more leeway.
The best restoration companies know the difference and understand that their repairs and renovations must meet the codes and standards. Commercial building owners should also be aware that hiring the wrong people can result in safety hazards, legal issues and fines.
Every Job Needs Something Different
Generally speaking, water damage restoration needs specialised equipment to get the job done. But you don’t just need a company with the right tools, they need to have the right expertise too. This is what informs them as to which tools need to be used with which jobs. So between residential and commercial properties, there are bound to be some differences, but the structure of the area, how large the damage is and what needs to be addressed first, are all factors to keep in mind.
Whether or not you’ll need commercial or residential restoration depends entirely on your property type and your needs, but regardless, Flood Pros USA does both. Talk to expert at Flood Pros USA no matter what type of property you have, and they’ll be happy to help.
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