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Does My Lake Worth Business Need Professional Water Cleanup?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded office with many computer desks Water damage in your office can certainly halt necessary work. Contact our certified technicians for water removal and remediation efforts.

Water Damage Worsens Unless Addressed with Professional Techniques – Contact SERVPRO to Restore Your Lake Worth Office Building

Water may end up saturating the interior of your Lake Worth office building for many reasons. You could have had a plumbing issue in one of the bathrooms, or a pipe may have burst overnight. No matter what the cause, even a small amount of water must be thoroughly cleaned up before it turns into a significant issue. Any DIY efforts may leave hidden moisture that could deteriorate structural materials or bring about dangerous mold and mildew growth.

Why Can’t I Have My Janitorial Crew Clean Up the Water?

If you are unsure if you need skilled technicians to help with the commercial water damage in Lake Worth you are experiencing; you can ask yourself a few questions:

  •   Are there any chemicals or sewage that may be in the water?
  •   Did any water come from under baseboards or cabinets located in your office space?
  •   Could the water have seeped under the flooring?
  •   Do you see signs that the sheetrock within your building seems to be buckling or wet?
  •   Is there a damaged window, skylight, or a portion of the roof?

Answering yes to one or more of these questions tells you that it is better to call in the assistance of trained professionals to address your commercial water mitigation needs. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians that come to your business for an emergency 24/7 to take care of the restoration process from start to finish.

How Can I Tell Where the Water May Have Moved To?

With any water loss incident in Lake worth, it migrates quickly to other areas, generally following the path of least resistance. Our team has extensive training to address water damage and know all of the common areas where hidden moisture lurks. To help us check for moisture, our trucks are equipped with professional detection equipment that allows us to scope your commercial space to determine what areas need the most attention. This advanced technology allows our technicians to seek out moisture under floors and behind walls without the need for total removal.

Will Water Damage Ruin the Carpets Throughout the Office?

In many cases, water loss involving carpet depends on the length of time that the materials have been saturated. Additionally, carpets are crafted from different types of fibers, and reactions may vary from one type to the next. For example, some carpets may bleed from the dyes used, or they could shrink or disintegrate with water saturation. Our skilled technicians will test the carpets to determine materials as well as the type of water impacting them. What this does is give us the necessary information to select the best possible methods for restoration after water extraction is complete.

What Do You Use for Water Cleanup?

With a slight water loss incident, our team may be able to work with wet/dry vacuums as well as industrial fans. More significant water loss or an event where the water has been standing for a more extended period of time calls for more involved measures. Our technicians use a wide range of advanced tools for water extraction, including:

  •   Truck-mounted extraction units allow us to remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of water quickly
  •   Submersible pumps are available if the water within your office building is more than two inches deep
  •   Squeegees and mops are always on hand to facilitate drying throughout your facility 

What if the Water is Coming from an Overflowing Toilet?

Not only is wastewater from a toilet messy and foul-smelling, but this blackwater must be addressed by professionals to ensure proper safety protocols are met. Until we arrive at your building, it is best to close off the area of loss to any foot traffic. If possible, put down rags to help absorb any water. Always avoid mopping because this can spread the contaminated water.

Once SERVPRO arrives, we can test the water to determine the level of bacteria and pathogens present. This allows us to select the best anti-microbial and anti-bacterial treatment. Because any airborne moisture droplets from blackwater can be harmful, our team wears full personal protective gear (PPE), which includes respiration equipment. During the cleanup, air scrubbers may be used that helps us to capture any airborne contaminants and improve upon the air quality throughout the mitigation process.

We Leave Everything Clean and Disinfected

Our team understands how vital safety is for your staff as well as any clients and vendors that enter your commercial space. You can feel confident that everything will be properly cleaned and disinfected using EPA-registered cleaning agents before the completion of water damage restoration. These specialized cleaning agents not only help to inhibit mold and mildew growth, but they also cut back on odors often brought about by water loss incidents.

Whenever you need us for commercial water damage service, SERVPRO of Lake Worth is here to assist. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (561) 588-9777, and we send a team out promptly to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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