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Let the Professionals Handle Water Damage Remediation in Your Roseville Business

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in a school setting will prevent the educational process. Contact SERVPRO right away after visible damage.

Effects of Commercial Water Damage in a Roseville School and How to Respond

Schools are one of the essential infrastructures in a community with features that differ from other institutions. One of these features is that children, teenagers, or young adults make up the student population in schools. Therefore, school administrations have particular concerns when a water damage incident occurs because students may not know what to do during or after the emergency.

Dealing with commercial water damage in your Roseville school can be stressful. It is not something you can ignore, but you also do not want to suspend learning activities for long due to the disaster. So, what should you do? For starters, examine the losses incurred so that you understand what steps to take. Generally, water loss can affect your school in the following ways:

Property damage

Water affects nearly everything it comes across. From books to furniture, electronics to school records. The damaged items also provide sufficient conditions for mold to develop.

Health hazards

Standing water anywhere poses a health hazard. Therefore, school managers should respond to water damage immediately it happens to protect students and staff from waterborne diseases.

Financial loss 

Whether water damages a single classroom or an entire block, you can expect to incur some costs on repairs.

Disruption of classes

Water intrusion can disrupt the learning process. You, therefore, need a quick response to water damage to avoid losing valuable school time.

At SERVPRO, we use high-quality water extraction and drying equipment to restore water-damaged properties. We can remove water from floors, walls, or other areas quickly using portable pumps. Our technicians then use air movers to increase evaporation and dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air.

Even after drying the affected areas, moisture could still be present in some materials. Our technicians can use moisture meters to measure the level of moisture in different materials. Another issue with a water intrusion incident in a school is the growth of microbes. Our SERVPRO crew can use sanitizers to reduce the number of microbes to levels that public health authorities consider safe.

If your school in Garrisonville, Stafford, or Aquia Harbour has water damage, call SERVPRO of North Stafford County at (540) 720-1535 for prompt restoration. We can make the destruction appear “Like it never even happened.”  

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Are You Making Flood Damage Remediation Mistakes For Your Garrisonville Business? 

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Your store can be overwhelmed by flood damage in mere minutes. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance today.

Sometimes the Best Outcome for Commercial Flood Damage in Garrisonville is Reconstruction

We are very good at what we do when we bring our restoration services to a property with commercial flood damage. Many times flood water affects only a portion of a business. In those cases, there is often enough of the original structure that has restoration potential. Sometimes, that is not the case.

SERVPRO mitigated commercial flood damage in a Garrisonville business that received a large amount of loss due to groundwater from heavy rains and the Rappahannock River breaching its banks. The entire property received several inches of water, and unfortunately, the business owner was unable to get into their property for two days and the situation compounded. 

Groundwater is already a category three biohazard and considered contaminated and dangerous to come into contact with. The potential for mold on top of everything else was a concern. The water had receded quite a bit by the time our technicians arrived on site to extract the remaining water as we could tell by the waterlines in the sheetrock. We removed the remaining water and used our generators to power the equipment as water in the property was over the wall plugs, and it was unsafe to use the electricity at the worksite.

We cut away the damaged sheetrock and the tile flooring delaminated from prolonged exposure to excessive moisture and required removal. To assist with airflow, we drilled weep holes in the sheetrock that had not taken on the water to assist with drying the support beams and studs. Under the tile floor, the subfloor was wet, and we used floor mats to deliver warm, dry air to the area. 

After drying and deodorizing the property, we prepped it for reconstruction by sanitizing it to inhibit the growth of mold. Our SERVPRO owner holds a Commercial Contractor License #2705165256, and we can offer property owners:

  • Restoration services from flood damage 
  • Any rebuilding and repairs as needed 
  • This dual service lessens the stress as you only have to deal with one company to get your business back on track.

When commercial flood damage is a problem, call SERVPRO of North Stafford County at (540) 720-1535. Our emergency response team has the training and certification to assist property owners with everything from restoration services to reconstruction no matter if the water loss is a little or a lot, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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