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Who Offers Rapid Water Removal After Overnight Commercial Equipment Failure?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway with puddles of water Business owners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Count on a Timely Response from the Experts at SERVPRO--We Support All Slidell Businesses

When employees at a local firm arrived to find hallways swimming with water, our crew got moving quickly to help. A hot water heater valve malfunctioned, sending hundreds of gallons of fluids flooding throughout the facility. Our crew initiated mitigation action immediately, removing the visible standing water using our high-efficiency truck-mounted extractors.

What Additional Steps Are Needed Following Emergency Extraction?

Fluid migration is a significant concern during water removal at any Slidell business. Particularly when a supply line continuously pumps water for hours as in this case of mechanical failure, both the quantity and pressure is likely to force water through cracks and permeable materials. Building cavities, subfloors, and structural elements with open cells like cinder blocks are all vulnerable to water incursion that can remain hidden unless trained technicians perform moisture detection and release strategies.

Why Is Tracing Water Migration Critical?

If pooled water remains in cavities, a structure risks progressive deterioration. Water is a corrosive substance, capable of breaking down drywall, oxidizing metals, swelling and weakening wooden framing, and destroying the integrity of subfloors and ceilings. The window for inhibiting proliferation of fungal infestation is short, with mold colonies frequently taking hold within 24 to 48 hours without thorough water extraction and adequate structural drying.

How do Professional Water Remediators Gain Access to Trapped Water and Absorbed Moisture? 

SERVPRO knows the potential for permanent damage is significant if we fail to locate hidden water. Effective drying also requires access for warm air movement and dehumidification to address wet materials and spaces. Controlled demolition techniques are useful, opening up areas where our experience and detection tools suggest water lurks, soaking insulation, and structures. Flood cuts provide the access needed, removing the lowest two feet of exterior drywall in selected locations. 

Rapid water removal and adherence to restoration industry best practices are how SERVPRO of Slidell delivers successful outcomes for our commercial customers. Call (985) 649-1516 24/7. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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