Reopening a Healthcare Facility after Major Water Damage
When a crisis hits, many people turn to hospitals for safety and recovery. However, this can be disrupted if too much water damage causes a healthcare facility to close down for days or weeks. Even after water has been extracted, hospitals can continue to suffer the consequences of mold or mildew caused by leaks or flooding. Follow these important steps when reopening a healthcare facility after major water damage:
Reentry – After a major storm, the building must be evaluated to determine if it is safe for reentry. This evaluation process can conclude whether the building must be condemned or if damage restoration for the healthcare facility is possible.
Extraction – This process is completely based on the amount of damage caused by the storm. Damage restoration for hospitals can involve extraction of standing water, a long list of repairs, or potential contamination issues.
Reopening – As a healthcare facility nears a reopening date, it is always important to ensure that there are enough supplies for the influx of patients that will most likely arrive post-disaster. Health and safety of patients is a priority and all patient-care areas need to be cleaned and disinfected before reopening.
Leave the damage restoration for healthcare facilities to DKI. Our damage restoration team utilizes STARC Airtight Containment Systems so your facility can begin seeing patients throughout the restoration process.