Hospitals take care of many patients every day all day. The number of people inside a hospital can be huge. Along with patients, hospitals have many employees, and families and friends typically come to visit someone who is already a patient. Communities trust their local hospital to always provide any necessary medical care anytime this is needed. When a hospital suffers some type of catastrophe or other event that causes large scale damage, the hospital leaders can now turn to DKI for their newly launched and ingenious Commercial Solutions Service.
This type of damage restoration for hospital facilities and outdoor property can be overwhelming to the hospital leaders and employees. If a huge storm causes localized flooding that threatens a hospital, hospital maintenance staff won’t be able to keep up with the onslaught of water or snow entering into the hospital structure. DKI has come up with a special healthcare response team able to perform this arduous and necessary task. These team members all have went through extensive education and on-the-job training to obtain several highly regarded and nationally regulated accreditation and other state and/or local certifications. These impressive documents are available for scrutiny.
In the frigid winter season, hospitals can get hit by a massive snowstorm. This can cause tremendous damages to the hospital building itself, as well as to surrounding property including hospital parking lots or parking garages and other outdoor areas or structures. If actual snow makes its way inside the building, it can melt into damaging water. Heavy snow piled high on flatter roofs or parking garages might suddenly collapse causing great injuries to anyone inside during that time. This could turn into a major catastrophe if the snow is not safely removed. DKI is trained to find solutions for damaged hospitals and connecting properties.
DKI can determine if the hospital’s water drainage systems are functioning as expected. After storms, these systems can become overwhelmed enough to cause large flooding. Sometimes leaves and other debris start clogging gutters, rain spouts and storm drainage systems. These can be repaired by DKI contractors fully trained in these procedures. Strong storms or extreme temperatures can overwork the facility’s HVAC or other heating and air unit. If power fails, the hospital generators will kick on. However, only emergency and high priority places will receive electricity, heat or air-conditioning. DKI can inspect these things to ensure proper functioning.
If water gets inside any hospital facility, not only will the hospital have water damage cleanup costs, the extra moisture can enable any mold to begin growing. This needs high tech and specialized strategies that also costs. In addition, the mold infested area will need evacuated until the cleanup and restoration type processes are completed. This is an awful inconvenience to a business that operates all day and night long. An interruption to any even small portion of a hospital can create many headaches and more problems. If DKI services are hired, these skilled technicians and contractors will do their best to limit any interruptions of the hospital’s workflow.
In 2017, DKI began their healthcare restoration certified services. Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, medical centers and doctor’s offices are all eligible for confidential restoration services available through DKI at reasonable rates.