commercial bathroom stalls and sinks

If your business has suffered from water damage caused by a natural disaster, leaky appliance, or a backed up sewage pipe, it can be overwhelming as to what to do first. It doesn’t matter if there’s only one inch of water or ten–any amount of water can be significant enough to cause damage. In fact, water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim made by businesses. Even after doing your best to prevent water damage at your commercial property, it can still happen. By acting quickly, you can save yourself time, money, stress, and lessen the overall business interruption and lost profits. Follow these steps to get through the water damage repair process as easily as possible. Read more

warehouse building on fire

You have invested a lot of time and money into creating and building your business; the last thing you need is to lose it all in a fire. Spending a little money up-front by adding these extra fire protections will help safeguard your building against any catastrophic fire damage in the future. It will also protect your tenants, employees, and others who use your building. And, should anything happen, these steps will help to minimize fire damage and get you back to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. Read more

exterior commercial building

As a business owner, there is only so much you can do to protect your building from water damage. But sometimes what you can do is the difference between rebuilding and a close call. If your commercial property is located in a flood zone, near a body of water, or in an area with large amounts of rainfall, it’s important that you take the precautionary steps to prevent flood damage from occurring in your building. Use these tips to get you started. Read more

commercial building after fire

After a fire damages your commercial building, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. After the firefighters are gone and your building is safely boarded up, one of the next steps is to clean the damaged, but salvageable, items from your building. These items can range from delicate heirloom jewelry to large pieces of modern furniture and everything in between.

Restoration of your business or commercial property can be a big ordeal. Repairing structural damage and rebuilding to get your business back to pre-fire condition is stressful both mentally and physically. When the contents of your commercial property have soot and smoke damage, you have to consider safety first. Soot and smoke particles are carcinogens, and are considered  dangerous. It’s recommended that the restoration process be left to professionals to get items back to pre-loss condition. Read more

Two dessicant 1200’s pushing dry air into our drying chamber.

The town of Red Lodge beams with pride in Red Lodge High School (RLHS). The state of the art school, which was newly constructed in 2009, is home to a tournament sized gymnasium that seats up to 2300 people and allows Red Lodge the opportunity to host regional tournaments bringing valuable business to their town. In fact, in just two weeks from the discovery of this water damage, a much anticipated regional volleyball tournament was planned. You can imagine the anxiousness felt when school officials were greeted by standing water when they entered the concession stand!

A water supply line for a soda machine failed in the RLHS concession stand. When discovered, water damage was found in both the concession stand and adjoining locker rooms. In addition, approximately  one inch of standing water was found under a majority of the gym floor. Immediately following this discovery, school officials did two things: 1) They called Alpha Omega to begin damage repair 2) They brought in a representative from the company they purchased the floor from to provide a professional opinion on if it could be repaired. His opinion was that it would not be able to be dried and floor replacement, at the cost of approximately $200,000, was the only option.  Heeding that advice, school officials determined they needed to make an attempt to dry the floor so students could continue with their many school year activities that were planned for that gym, including the upcoming tournament. Floor replacement, if necessary, would have to wait until summer break! Read more

Fires can cause a great deal of damage in your business. Besides the structural damage, fire can also leave a lot of soot and smoke damage behind. This damage can cause stains on any surface of your commercial property, with the smells lingering in for quite a long time. Read more

What to Do After a House Fire | Alpha-Omega Restoration - Photo of a Woman Who Lost Her Home to a Fire

If you are the victim of a house fire, you probably have many questions. Where do you turn? What do you do? Who do you call first? It can be stressful and overwhelming to deal with the aftermath of a fire, but with a little help, you can be prepared to get your house and life back to normal quickly. Read more

Protecting your home or commercial building from below-ground wetness is a bigger deal than you may think. Whether you have a basement, daylight basement, or a crawl space, moisture can sneak upward through cracks in your foundation, or come from backed up sewers, broken appliances, or burst pipes. On top of the built-up pools of water, the moisture can cause mold and mildew growth, which can lead to structural damage and health problems.   Read more

Prevent Water Damage From Leaking Appliances

Water damage in your business or home can happen from severe weather like heavy rains or melting snow, but in Billings, MT, a more common reason for flooding is from broken or leaking appliances. Whether it’s from a refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, or ice-maker, or toilet, water damage can sneak up on you if you do not take preventative measures. Read more

When you think of basements flooding, you may think of severe weather like heavy rain or melting snow typical of spring, but water damage may occur any time of the year, even in the summer. Water damage from weather is not the only cause of flooded basements, either. In places like Billings, Montana, flooding from too much rain is rare. Water damage from leaking pipes, negative drainage, or broken appliances are the usual causes of water issues, and can create bigger problems like mold, mildew, and structural damage. Follow these tips to protect your home and help avoid common causes of basement flooding. Read more