Disaster Restoration for Hotels Service

Water, Fire & Disaster Restoration for Hotels

Hotel water damage is an unfortunate, yet extremely common occurrence. It is definitely something management can expect and should plan for. Most hotel water damage incidents, no matter how minor, should be taken care of as soon as possible. Even seemingly insignificant damages, when left unrepaired, can cause odor and structural damage and weaken the properties appeal, damaging business reputation, and most importantly, interrupting regular operations.

Common Causes of Hotel Water Damage

Hotel water damage may be a result of the following:

  • FloodsFlood water damage can occur anywhere, not only in floodplains. 
  • PTAC Room - air conditioners are known to cause water and mold damage.
  • Burst Pipes & Faulty Equipment – Hotels have considerable plumbing and piping systems to maintain, facility-wide. These commercial systems must serve numerous guests 24/7, so they have to be reliable. Regular maintenance and repair of rusty, old, or leaky water pipes and malfunctioning equipment can prevent more costly repairs later on.
  • Basement or Crawl Space Moisture Problems – If equipment is stored in a humid hotel basement, or if the hotel has a damp crawl space, moisture problems will cause water damages throughout the facility. 
  • Sewage Backup – Sewage backup can cause hotel water damage, contamination and potential health hazards. The extent of exposure and porosity of affected materials determine the degree of loss to the hotel business. Although some flooring materials may be salvaged with quick professional action, certain furnishings and textiles may need to be either salvaged off-site or discarded altogether.
  • Accidents and Pranks – Accidents and pranks can cost hotels thousands of dollars per incident. In fact, innocent pranks may lead to serious accidents and accidents such as bathtub flooding can affect every room below it. Since these incidents cannot always be prevented, it is best to limit the hotel’s liability by maintaining an impeccably clean, well-maintained hotel with adequate insurance coverage in place.

Water Damage Cleanup and Repair

Hotel water damage scenarios can quickly translate into major expenses for the business. Moisture and humidity promote structural damage, wood rot, peeling paint, and mold. Unrepaired leaks lead to the gradual wear and tear and deterioration of the facility. An unrepaired leak originating on the hotel’s roof can damage the ceiling, walls, and flooring below it, not to mention furniture, electronics and the personal possessions of hotel guests. Water damage in hotels can also affect electrical wiring, creating a potential fire hazard and fire damage restoration is a whole other ball game.

Since hotel water damage restoration can be very expensive, the best damage control solution is to have the establishment regularly cleaned, maintained, and in good repair at all times.

Emergency Preparedness Plan for Hotels

Any hotel or commercial establishment has a vested interest in minimizing loss. Although not every water damage emergency can be predicted or prevented, it helps to be prepared and have a PREP ERP pre-contingency plan for possible risk scenarios. The plan should be developed well ahead of a potential emergency. In fact, that is the most effective way to reduce the duration of your business interruption. A comprehensive emergency preparedness plan includes the following: determining an evacuation and shelter plan; training staff for emergency situations; investing in backup power and communication systems; protecting business data; carrying adequate business interruption insurance and establishing a relationship with local restoration professionals.

When you need emergency storm or water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation or other disaster restoration services for your hotel establishment, contact Perfection Property Restoration at 815-240-2422 for immediate assistance.