Schools Service

Commercial Restoration Services for Schools

Accidents and natural disasters will profoundly affect a community if it impacts the local school calendar. From elementary schools to local colleges, interrupting the typical school-day schedule for an extended stretch to deal with water damagesfire damagesmold growth or other issues at the affected buildings will create a significant hardship on all involved.

But there is no other choice following a fire or flood than shutting down a school building to address damages that could create health hazards for students and teachers. In the case of water damage, for instance, a mold infestation can surface within 24-48 hours if floodwater is not addressed immediately.

When you are faced with this type of challenge for the building(s) on your school campus, Perfection Property Restoration is your best choice for immediate restoration and recovery after a major water- or fire-related event. We have the experienced restoration specialists and proper equipment needed to get your school operations back to normal ASAP.

Water & Fire Damages Affect Schools

Water damage goes far beyond unwanted water seeping into classrooms and disrupting regular academic activities. Likewise, the impact of smoke and soot damages linger long after the final flame of a fire has been extinguished. If your school has experienced a recent fire or flood, look for the following signs:

  • School Water Damage Unpleasant Smell – Water intrusion can leave behind a musty smell long after the water subsides. Likewise, smoke & soot leave behind a different telltale odor. Both smells, stemming from microbial growth in water or tiny particles of carbon in the air, can be difficult to eliminate. Both can be distracting to students and educators.
  • Destruction of Educational Materials – Books, computers, projectors and other educational materials are vulnerable to water and smoke damages. They can be rendered useless within minutes of submersion in floodwater or exposure to a fire.
  • Destruction of Furniture – Fire consumes many types of furniture. Water can make wooden desks, tables and chairs flake, blister or become brittle. This diminishes their lifespans and triggers sizable replacement costs.
  • Food & Water Contamination – Floodwater carries millions of harmful microbes that can make students sick. If floodwater surfaces in pipes that supply water fountains or water for the cafeteria, you have a serious health hazard. Smoke and soot will ruin many food products in the cafeteria. 
  • Mold Infestation – Mold is a common but potentially health-threatening fungus that grows under damp conditions. In the aftermath of a flood, or after water is used to douse a fire, it’s common to spot a mold infestation on floors and walls. Skin contact and inhalation of mold spores can cause medical issues ranging from respiratory issues, rashes or even cancer.
  • Fire & Electric Hazards – Electrocution is possible when floodwater makes contact with power outlets and exposed wiring. Water can also short-circuit electrical infrastructure and start a fire.

What to Do if Your School Floods

When your school campus floods, the top priorities should be student safety and minimizing water damage. Disaster clean-up is a multi-step process. Here are some tips that can make a difference during a disaster:

  • Alert the School Maintenance Staff - Members of your school’s maintenance staff members are trained to handle emergency situations involving school facilities and infrastructure. Alerting them ASAP is essential for applying proper safety measures that can help contain the damage.
Water damaged flooring in a school's gym
Gym flooring after being restored
technicians removing gym flooring
Technicians removing gym flooring
  • Evacuate Students in Affected Areas – If classes are going on when flooding occurs, calmly escort students to a safer place. Make sure everyone is accounted for and have them walk toward safety.
  • Turn off the Power – Shut down the power. This eliminates the chances of electrocution and electrical fires.
  • Identify the Water Source – Try to identify where the water is coming from. Common causes include a burst pipe, an overflowing toilet or a leaking water heater. Share the source of the leak with the maintenance staff.
  • Call Perfection Property Restoration – When your building floods, our emergency crews are standing by on a 24/7 basis to extract the water. The rest of the process calls for dehumidification, disinfection, repair and restoration. We also offer content restoration for books, furniture, appliances, important documents and more.

Let the Pros from Perfection Restore Your School & its Contents

Contact Perfection Property Restoration online or give us a call at 815-240-2422 when you need to restore your school and its contents following a major flood, fire or another emergency. We have the equipment and the trained technicians to return your school to its original condition. Our professional crews are members of RIADKI and other notable national organizations in the restoration field. Our emergency teams stand ready on a 24/7/365 basis, locally and from coast-to-coast, to assist in your hour of need.