In its 25+ years of experience, Cotton Global Disaster Solutions has witnessed the tremendous impact commercial water damage has on a business. From misplacing residents and patients to turning away patrons, commercial properties faced with water damage can end up losing much more than just time. Additionally, this type of damage can be caused by a variety of unexpected reasons, including storm floods, ruptured water pipes, roof leaks, plumbing incidents, and fire suppression systems. Meaning that no matter how much you prepare for disaster, commercial water damage can lead to unplanned delays and costly repairs.
However, establishing a relationship with a commercial restoration company ahead of time can help you reduce business interruption following these types of incidents. Read a few of our commercial water damage case studies below to discover the impact it has on different industries and how Cotton GDS has helped others recover.
33 schools damaged by hurricane flood waters
In the wake of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 hurricane making landfall along the Louisiana coast, a major school district in the region experienced comprehensive storm damage across many of its properties in the affected zone.
Navigated COMPLEX INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES with no fuel, food or water as a result of the ongoing hurricane recovery with regular fueling services and dumpster swaps
Deployed power generators to all buildings in need in LESS THAN 2 DAYS
Completed perishable item disposal urgently for 33 SCHOOL KITCHENS AND CLASSROOMS
Employed EMERGENCY ASBESTOS ABATEMENT after discovery of asbestos-containing materials on site
Returned all properties to pre-loss condition in UNDER 2 MONTHS to meet school timelines
30,000 sqft of property damaged due to ruptured fire suppresion line
Following a polar vortex that impacted North Texas, a university’s Nursing and Health Sciences facility suffered extreme water damage when a fire suppression line broke and began leaking. As soon as Cotton was called, restoration experts began walking the impacted areas to assess the damage and developed a scope of work.
Classes resumed with NO DELAYS
NO INJURIES reported
PREVENTED LOSS OF REVENUE for the client
Thorough reports FACILITATED THE CLAIMS PROCESS
Millions of dollars of millwork ruined in new music facility
When freezing temperatures ruptured the fire suppression system of a university’s music education center, approximately 700,000 gallons of water destroyed the state-of-the-art facility, which had taken over two years to build. Cotton’s restoration and construction teams worked side by side to expedite the completion of the project.
Students were able to return to the computer and piano labs in 14 days
New flooring system exceeded the performance of the original
Senior Project Manager’s innovative scaffolding system allowed several crews to work simultaneously
Zero injuries or accidents occurred during the process
240 vulnerable senior living patients affected during a winter storm
After a major winter storm event along the gulf coast, a senior living facility with three separate properties experienced severe water damage. Given the sensitive nature of the residence, the Cotton GDS management team mobilized crews the moment they received the call and were able to reach the site in less than 24 hours. Immediately we began a full-service water restoration and remediation protocol to get residents back safely in their homes as quickly as possible.
Less than 24-HOUR RESPONSE to reduce turnaround time
Guaranteed SAFETY for all senior residents and property staff in less than 6 weeks
NO OSHA RECORDABLES or delays during restoration
Worked closely with BUILDING OWNERSHIP to provide smooth communication and operation
Production paused after four feet of water flooded manufacturing plant
Historic flooding ravaged a local community, inundating most of the city’s businesses with severe water damage. Following the recision of floodwaters, Cotton’s Emergency Response Team dispatched restoration, logistical, and emergency catering support services within 24 hours.
Saved client upwards of SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS in potential lost revenue
ZERO accidents or injuries throughout the project
The project was completed UNDER BUDGET
The job and duties were completed AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Over 200 MEALS were served daily
Flooded river led to temporary closure of popular casino
Following the unprecedented flooding of a large, national river, a Casino was impacted by over 24 inches of muddy water that inundated the entire first floor. Cotton GDS implemented strategic remediation, necessary equipment, and experienced personnel to get the casino operational in less than 30-days.
Saved client $1 MILLION PER MONTH by limiting operational downtime (BI)
Provided PRE-DEPLOYMENT WEATHER UPDATES to minimize client damages
WORKED WITH GAMING AUTHORITY to do a partial reopening
Augmented corporate BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN (BCP)
Team meetings daily with CASINO RISK MANAGEMENT
For a full list of case studies, visit https://cottongds.com/case-studies and connect with our experts.