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Commercial Flood Damage West Hollywood – Flash Flood Inundates Business Office
The flash flood came out of nowhere in the middle of the night and roared straight through our client's office. The doors were pushed open, and the flood penetrated the business office, leaving a muddy mess that was at least two feet high on the walls. Desks and furniture were all pushed against the far wall with some items ending out on the parking lot of this small business office. A rainstorm in the hills above the office can wash down the gorges very quickly and do a great deal of damage with little warning. Fortunately, no one was in the office at the time.
The office manager called SERVPRO for help for the flood damage to their West Hollywood office the next morning. We were on-site within the hour assessing the damage and developing a plan to assist this client. The client needed to recover personal data and records, at least as much as possible. While the employees could work off-site for the most part, the office manager stated the office should be back in operation as soon as realistically possible.
There was a great deal of sand, gravel, and even plant material that had been washed down the hill and deposited inside the office. Some of the office furniture was damaged beyond repair. Computers and external disk drives were also damaged. All of the data had been backed up just before the flood to an external site. We can recommend an electronics shop to clean the hardware, though we do not perform this service.
SERVPRO began by arranging for a dumpster to be delivered. All of the damaged furniture and the gravel were removed and placed in the dumpster. The carpets were soaked with water and contaminated with foreign material. SERVPRO removed the carpet and underpad. With everything removed, the concrete floors and walls were washed and decontaminated before drying.
Restoration activities followed. Electrical and data communication cables installed along with new carpeting throughout. Various other repairs were also completed. The client purchased new office furniture, and their office was back in business in less than a week!
Call SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood at (310) 572-6132 for 24/7 service. We serve Spaulding Square, Melrose District, Central Hollywood, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can help you deal with emergency water damage and floods of all kinds.