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Understanding the Key Differences between Commercial and Residential Water Damage Restoration

5/31/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Large Loss truck parked in front of a commercial building One of the key differences in commercial restoration jobs is the potential for an immensely larger scope of damage when compared to residential jobs.

Water damage can wreak havoc on both residential and commercial properties, causing significant disruptions and financial losses. While the goals of water damage restoration remain the same in both settings – to mitigate damage and restore the property to its preloss condition – there are distinct differences between commercial and residential restoration jobs. In this blog post, we will explore these differences and highlight the expertise of SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando, a trusted restoration company with over a decade of experience serving both residential and commercial clients in Central FL.

Scope and Scale:

One of the primary differences between commercial and residential water damage restoration jobs is the scope and scale of the damage. Commercial properties are often larger and more complex than residential properties, with multiple floors, intricate HVAC systems, and a higher volume of occupants. Consequently, the damage caused by water incidents can be more extensive and affect a larger area in commercial buildings. SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando has the expertise and resources to handle the complexities of commercial restoration, including the ability to work on a larger scale and manage intricate systems.

Business Continuity:

Unlike residential properties, commercial properties are often places of business, where interruptions due to water damage can lead to significant financial losses. Therefore, commercial water damage restoration focuses not only on mitigating damage and restoring the property but also on minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity. SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando understands the urgency in commercial settings and works swiftly to restore the property, enabling businesses to resume operations as soon as possible.

Specialized Equipment and Techniques:

Commercial water damage restoration often requires specialized equipment and techniques that may not be necessary in residential settings. This includes high-capacity water extraction tools, large-scale drying equipment, and specialized dehumidification systems. SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando stays up to date with the latest technology and possesses the necessary equipment to handle both residential and commercial restoration jobs effectively.

Collaboration and Coordination:

Another crucial aspect of commercial water damage restoration is the need for coordination and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, such as property managers, business owners, tenants, and insurance adjusters. SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando has extensive experience working closely with commercial clients, understanding the importance of effective communication, and ensuring all parties are informed throughout the restoration process.


When it comes to water damage restoration, understanding the key differences between commercial and residential projects is essential. SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando is a trusted restoration company with over a decade of experience serving both residential and commercial clients in Central FL. With their expertise in handling complex commercial restoration jobs, they can effectively mitigate damage, restore properties to their preloss condition, and ensure business continuity. Whether it's a residential or commercial water damage restoration job, SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando is equipped to provide reliable and efficient services. Contact them today to experience their exceptional restoration services for yourself.

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