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How Can My St. Petersburg Office Building Get Dried Efficiently?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians After your business suffers water damage, you need a team of professionals to assist with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

The equipment used for drying and extraction is only part of the water mitigation process; the rest relies on the education and experience of our SERVPRO professionals responding. 

Water loss incidents can be a destructive force in your St. Petersburg office building, especially when sensitive materials, documents, furniture, and other areas fall victim. Mitigation is an effort to reduce the overall loss that your business experiences when water loss incidents occur. These services must get started as soon as possible, especially when standing water or other surface concerns exist. We have multiple tools that can help manage these conditions to safely and thoroughly remove water and dry the structure.

Water mitigation in St. Petersburg structures like yours requires several actions happening simultaneously. Because most of our technicians on our roster have certifications and water restoration and commercial drying, we have the available personnel when you need it to handle even substantial loss incidents. Much of our success and efficiency in this area rely on our assortment of powerful extraction and drying equipment arriving with our technicians when we reach the scene.

Where Are the Damaged Areas? 

Understanding the origin and cause of the loss incident can help save time when our technicians arrive. Because we have in-house contractors that can help perform repairs and controlled demolition, knowing how water loss began can focus these professionals in the right area. Often you can trace the migration and movement of water throughout the structure from the origin point based on the severity of these conditions in different locations of your building. When our professionals arrive to help, you might have more information about the cause of the disaster so that we could take immediate action, such as shutting off water service to the building to do emergency repairs on the plumbing network.

How Bad is the Damage? 

It is critical to understand the severity of the situation from the onset of water damage through prolonged exposure. During what is known as a job scoping phase, we can identify moisture pockets and dampness in wall systems and other exposed materials using sophisticated equipment in our inventory. And specific technologies get used to quickly identify these problem areas to direct our attention to potential problems before they get out of control. Lingering moisture and dampness can lead to microbial threats and the deterioration of exposed materials. Identifying where these moisture pockets exist often falls to several devices and tools such as:  

How Can Standing Water Get Efficiently Removed? 

Water removal is a needed service with more significant loss incidents, and migrating effects can get absorbed by carpeting, furniture, and other sensitive materials in the area. Numerous tools can be instrumental in extraction and water removal, but few can work as well for your office space as:

  • Light Wands – These attachments for extractors are also known as carpet wands. These are ideal for surface water removal and for clearing out trapped moisture in glue-down carpets common to commercial office spaces.
  • Pumps – For more substantial loss incidents that feature deeper standing water, pumps might be the best approach. These units vary in capabilities both in lift and volume.For clean water incidents, we typically stick with the smaller electric submersible pumps in our inventory. 
  • Vacuums – When water depths drop below two inches, vacuums can be a suitable next step. These do not rely on holding a prime to operate, making them ideal for shallower depths of standing water.

What Factors Can Slow Drying in Your Office Building? 

Drying is an intricate science that involves multiple factors working simultaneously to reach the same goals. When one of these factors becomes askew by environmental conditions or other situations, it could indicate a longer or costlier restoration of your office space without corrective actions. Our SERVPRO team understands the balance of these drying elements to consistently provide the fastest route to return your business to preloss condition. 

  • Changing Drying Areas – The modification of drying zones by property owners or even customers can impact the effectiveness of tools and equipment in use.
  • Temperature – Warmer temperatures often accelerate evaporation, but overly hot conditions can damage surfaces and affected materials. 
  • Airflow – The air movement throughout the drying zone can often help make drying more efficient and reduce the possibility of mold growth. 

Multiple factors play a role in restoring your office building after a water loss incident. From efficient drying and extraction to balancing numerous factors for practical restoration, you can count on our SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg team to help. Give us a call anytime at (727) 522-0000.

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