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How To Dry Out Your Business After Water Damage

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

worker removing water with vacuum extractor Extracting water on a commercial building in Showboat, NV

A pipe burst or other plumbing issue has the potential to result in office flooding that soaks everything from floors and walls to chairs and files. If this happens to your workspace, put the following damage tips into motion and halt water’s relentless attack.

Forms of Drying Out

Shut off your main water valve and contemplate the following five forms of water damage mitigation:

  1. Extraction
  2. Removal
  3. Evaporation
  4. Dehumidification
  5. Heating

Specific measures falling into these distinct methodologies are detailed below.

Procedures for Drying Out
Eliminate the majority of water through the use of a professional-grade vacuum or pump. The remaining dampness can be handled later with a portable extraction unit, available for rent at most hardware stores. While there, put their expertise to work for you by requesting additional water damage tips.
Remove seriously compromised carpeting and furniture from the building. In many cases, there are no cleaning tips that can help return these items to usability. Permanently discard anything hopelessly drenched.
Mold becomes a hazard if moisture cannot be evaporated from saturated wood or drywall. Therefore, concentrate your efforts upon these problem areas. Place industrial air movers every 10 feet to best accelerate the evaporation process.
If you occupy a sunny territory, your job of dehumidification has been simplified. Open windows and doors, allowing natural warmth to flood your space. Those existing in colder climates must acquire commercial-grade dehumidifiers to accomplish this goal.
Finally, turn up the heat, first checking that neither your furnace nor the A/C unit has been compromised. Cooldown once you reach approximately 80 degrees and then repeat this process as many times as necessary.
These damage tips are great for minimizing destruction, but there is no substitute for having a commercial water damage restoration professional set things right. After making your best effort to reduce fallout, allow an expert to rush to your location in Showboat, NV, and make repairs.

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