Vehicle vs Building

Emergency board up and build back

When to call Sid Grinker

Vehicle vs Building probably shows the most range of damage – from minor to taking out most of the building. When do you need help? Call when:

  • You’re not sure if it’s structurally impacted
  • You need a team of help larger than your readily available staff
  • A building inspector is involved at the initial incident
  • When electrical or service is affected

Reminders for Emergency Situations

  • Take photos

  • Collect the contact and insurance information of all parties

  • Do not move the vehicle if there is any concern for building movement

  • Watch for broken glass

What Happens When You Call?

First and foremost, it’s always better to call right away and have it be nothing than call in a few weeks with musty smells or mold.

Our office phone is always answered live 24/7/365. Enter it in your phone now: 414-264-7470

The key person will call the contact on site and then head straight to the project site to begin assessment and coordination of response, alerting our on call teams as soon as he has an idea of what will be needed.

  • Our staff is divided into on-call teams including all disciplines: carpenters, water techs, drywallers, painters and laborers so that we can effectively manage your loss immediately
  • Our trucks are always stocked and ready to go. We pride ourselves on restocking when we return so that we are ready for the next emergency

The project manager assigned to you at the time will review the extent of the damage, mitigation challenges, resource needs, outside vendors needed, such as electrical or plumbing, and any extenuating circumstances such as extreme cold.

Often the immediate response team does not know if there is going to be a claim filed, so we are always as careful as possible. This includes:

  • Sending a smaller team, at least initially
  • Carefully removing baseboards
  • Using minimally invasive structural drying techniques
  • Setting equipment for maximum results
  • Waiting to see how water travels, sometimes up to 24 hours before continuing demolition. Mold growth requires heat, “food” and time, usually 72 hours, so being patient can prevent disturbing areas that ended up not being affected at all due to water’s travel path

To prepare for our arrival gather as much information as you can, specifically:

  • Type and extent of damage, materials affected, photos can be helpful and you can text or email to our team
  • Access information: FOBs, keys, codes, etc
  • Contact information for key people: maintenance, onsite manager, tenants, sprinkler maintenance company, alarm company, elevator contractor
  • Determine what is essential; what is most important to you; what do we need to accomplish for you first so that business continues
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