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How Can I Quickly Reopen My Closter Business After Water Floods It?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet flooring wet in an office. Water damage to your office rather big or small, SERVPRO can get your business where it needs to be.

Hire SERVPRO to Quickly and Safely Reopen Your Closter Business

Now that Closter area businesses are reopening, owners are discovering the problems associated with being inactive for an extended period. Pipes rust and seals on appliances dry out quickly when not in use, leading to water spills across their structure. Regardless of how small or large they might be, each one can cause damage if left unattended for very long. 

How Long is Removal Going to Take? 

It depends on the business. Using a sports training facility as an example, Closter commercial water damage can be simpler for SERVPRO technicians to remove but still take longer. The floors are concrete with rubber pads on top to protect them from the equipment and customers which makes drawing off water faster than in a regular office space. The floor area is far larger though and requires additional time to move equipment to remove all of the water. 

Is that The End of it?

No. Now, team members dry the floor. To complete this task, they use three devices: Fans, Air Movers, and Dehumidifiers. 

  • Fans draw the damp air out of the business and force it outside.
  • Air Movers generate a warm airflow that dries trace amounts of moisture, sending it into the surrounding air.
  • Dehumidifiers draw moisture out of the air, reducing the indoor humidity and supporting the operation of the other two devices. 

What about the Walls of my Business?

If the water remained on the floor for more than a few hours, then wall paneling can absorb quite a bit. One of our inspectors performs a visual check and tests for water content. To remove it, they use the same equipment for drying out the floors. For more complicated extraction and drying we can use injecti-dry devices. These can create positive or negative air pressure inside the voids. Small holes are drilled through the removed baseboard area and warm air is introduced.

To schedule an inspection here or in Cresskill, call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100 today. We are here to help you reopen for business as soon as possible.

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