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SERVPRO Can Mitigate Commercial Water Damage with Our Advanced Methodologies

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Commercial Water Damage with Our Advanced Methodologies

Today, fire damage is much less common thanks to fire sprinklers and other suppression methods and systems. These systems, however, have brought new problems while helping to stop a blaze before it can destroy a business.

Water damage to a Cleveland electronics store may have a painstaking, labor-intensive process ahead of itself. Almost every item in their inventory is going to contain a circuit board and a microprocessor. It's not just HDTVs, and DVD/DVR players; even washers and dryers contain those items today. The Internet of Things means many electronic appliances and features are springing up in our homes and businesses. When it does happen, SERVPRO follows a strict set of rules to ensure further damage does not occur before any property can be restored.

These emergency steps have to be accomplished before any other restoration procedures can take place:
1) Unplug everything, disconnect any backup batteries and remove any internal fuses or breakers.
2) Remove affected items from the soaked environment. If it cannot be removed, our technicians will cover the item to prevent further damage.
3) Extract standing water from the floor and wipe down any excess water or moisture from the affected items.
4) Set up dehumidifiers to help protect the microprocessors. The extent of the water intrusion and moisture content will determine how our SERVPRO technicians grapple with the recovery.  In severe cases, we will set up Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers that will channel the captured moisture, using conduits and tubing, to the exterior of the structure. We want to stabilize the environment and thus mitigate ongoing water damage. For items that have been moved, we will place the same equipment at the secondary location to help safely dry the affected property.
5) Control the temperature. Electronics have to be kept above the dew point to prevent condensation and corrosion.

Our technicians will explain every procedure as we go and once this initial process is completed, then the store owner can take the next steps to restore his inventory and hopefully his or her business.
The insurance company and specialists, other than us, will certainly be involved in this water damage restoration process.

Restoring property after a disaster is always a long process. When the property is electronic, it can become very difficult as well. SERVPRO of Bradley County provides the training and equipment needed not just to make it simple, but easy to understand as well. Call us today at (423) 614-5552 to get started.

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