What Do I Do If My Restaurant Floods?

What are some of the concerns that need to be addressed differently when dealing with a commercial setting vs. a flood in someone’s home? Well, that all depends on several factors, such as what the space is being used for. For instance: if the flooded area is, say, the kitchen and restroom area of a restaurant that wishes to remain open, you may need to start thinking outside the box.

In the past, we have dealt with situations just like this one. The first consideration is getting the kitchen back up and running (for obvious reasons). When working in a kitchen environment, food safety is of great importance. So special types of containment using plastic sheets, poles and industrial grade tape should be erected to isolate the workspace from any food preparation. Inside that workspace will be all sorts of contaminates including dust from demolition, possible bacteria depending on the source of the water, and after time mold is extremely likely. Details such as this will keep your Zagat Rating at the top!

Now that the chef can craft culinary concoctions, we turn our attention to the restrooms. If there is a second, usable bathroom, you may consider labeling it unisex for the time being. If there is no alternate restroom available, renting a temporary unit is not ideal, but may be necessary. Our team will work with you to figure out the best scenario for your circumstances. In any case, it may be best to focus on one specific area to get it usable asap for your guests and employees.

Now that we have a plan to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible, we need to think of the guests’ experience in your establishment. Our demolition work, by its very nature, is loud. We have worked with clients in the past to work odd hours in order to accomplish our work on off business hours, so the noise element can be mitigated. We will work as efficiently as we can to get your flood dried and clean so you can get back to doing what you do best.

If you have had a flood in your establishment, call the experts at STOP Restoration of Spokane at (509) 260-8166 for a free consultation of your needs.