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How Can I Speed Up Water Cleanup in My Warehouse?

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

A warehouse with standing water and a person in a doorway. When it comes to your Laconia business, water damage can take over. Let SERVPRO help.

SERVPRO Handles Water Cleanup with Prompt Action to Restore Your Laconia Commercial Space

A significant water spill or leak inside your Laconia commercial building can saturate materials and many items. Whether you had a plumbing problem or another water incident, you need to know that even the smallest amount of water has to get cleaned up before it turns into a much larger problem. Even with DIY cleanup, you could leave behind moisture that begins to deteriorate building materials or pose a threat from harmful mildew and mold growth.

Can My Staff Start the Cleanup Process?

For a large-scale commercial water cleanup project in Laconia, hiring trained water restoration technicians (WRT) gets you the prompt results you need. SERVPRO is your answer when you need water removal to bring your warehouse or storage facility back to preloss condition. These are a few critical questions that you must ask yourself before attempting DIY cleanup:

  •   Do you see water seeping under cabinetry or wallboards throughout the space?
  •   Is it possible water seeped underneath areas with flooring, such as an office?
  •   Could sewage or chemicals be in the water that must be removed?
  •   Is there damaged roofing, windows, or a skylight that is part of the cause of the water loss?
  •   Is there any indication that sheetrock throughout your commercial building is wet or buckling?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it is better to call our IICRC-certified technicians to assist you with the prompt water cleanup you need. We are available 24/7 for emergency service, and a crew arrives at your Laconia business in as little as four hours or less. Once we arrive, we spring into action to assess the water loss zone so that we can implement our specialized process to get the water cleaned up before drying begins.

If Water Has Moved into Other Areas, How Can I Tell?

Water migrates quickly to dry areas while following the path of least resistance. Our trained water restoration technicians (WRT) know exactly where to look to find hidden moisture to eradicate it before it brings about secondary damage. The trucks in our Green Fleet come loaded with professional-grade equipment powerful enough to pull up copious amounts of water from your commercial building. We also have the latest in moisture detection technology to find hidden moisture pockets without the need for the total removal of walls and other building materials.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use for Water Removal?

If the water loss incident in your building is smaller in scale, our team may be able to use industrial fans and wet/dry vacuums. However, if the loss is more significant or the water has been standing for an extended period, more involved measures are necessary. We utilize a broad range of advanced technology that allow us to execute water extraction in a fraction of the time of DIY methods, such as:

  •   Submersible pumps whenever the water inside your building is two inches deep or more.
  •   Powerful truck-mount extraction tools capable of removing hundreds to thousands of gallons of water (including debris) efficiently.
  •   Mops and squeegees to shorten water cleanup time.
  •   Industrial fans and centrifugal air movers to maintain airflow.
  •   Desiccant dehumidifiers that bring down the level of relative humidity in the air.

Can You Take Care of Water that Came from an Overflowing Toilet?

Blackwater that comes from an overflowing toilet is foul-smelling and messy, but it should also be cleaned up by professionals using the right safety protocols. Before we arrive at your building, if toilet water is present, you should try to close off all foot traffic to the area. Rags or towels may also be put down to absorb the water and keep it from migrating. However, mopping should be avoided as this can start to spread the contaminated water.

After our crew arrives, we assess the loss and test water so that we can accurately identify the level of pathogens and bacteria present. From there, we choose the best anti-bacterial and anti-microbial treatments. Our team always wears full personal protective gear to keep us safe from harmful airborne moisture droplets, including respiration equipment. Throughout the cleanup, we also use air scrubbers that trap airborne contaminants while improving air quality.

How Long Will the Cleanup Take?

The length of time for any water cleanup projects depends on a number of factors, including:

  •   The scope of the water loss zone
  •   The amount of water that must be cleaned up
  •   The types of materials that have been saturated
  •   The number of contents that must be packed out for proper drying and cleaning
  •   Special circumstances that may call for controlled demolition efforts to replace unsalvageable materials

Whether you have a big or small water cleanup project for us, the team at SERVPRO of The Lakes Region is here to help. Call (603) 527-2518 to have a crew deployed to your business for an assessment.

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