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When a Leaking Dishwasher Hose Causes Commercial Water Damage in Thomson

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water drying on tile floor of commercial kitchen When this commercial kitchen experienced water damage, we were able to quickly dry the water. We have the equipment. Call us today!

Did a Leaking Dishwasher Pipe Cause Commercial Water Damage in Thomson?

Many small businesses provide a lunchroom where their employees can relax having lunch, or perhaps a coffee, while on their break. Some even offer appliances such as a microwave, a fridge, a cooking appliance, and even a dishwasher. It is not uncommon to fill the dishwasher, start the dishwashing cycle before heading home. Imagine finding water all over the floor the next morning, including the office areas. No one can work until the water cleaned up, and the area dried.

SERVPRO can respond to commercial water damage situations in Thomson in less than 4 hours on a 24 / 7 basis. We understand the importance of keeping your business open and protecting the contents from damage from water leaks.

Water leaking from a pipe can spread to office areas quite quickly. Kitchen floors covered with tile or linoleum, helps the water migrate to other areas of the building. Carpeted areas can soon absorb the water as it spreads across floors. Water may also wick into office furniture and walls, causing further damage.

SERVPRO has water extraction devices for use in situations like this one. After shutting off the source of the water, we can vacuum up surface water from the hard surface floors. Office furniture can be placed on blocks to protect it from any further moisture that remains. We use portable water extraction vacuums in corners and hard to reach areas.

We can deploy weighted water extraction equipment that squeezes the water out of the carpet and padding while it vacuums the water from the carpet. One of our SERVPRO technicians guides the machine to remove water from every area. His weight adds to the weight of the device to help compress the carpet to squeeze every bit of water from the carpets.

We introduce air movers and dehumidifiers to help absorb remaining moisture, dry the area, and return humidity levels to normal levels.

Call SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties at (706) 843-1990 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Thomson, Grovetown, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Your Best Guide to Commercial Flood Damage Remediation in Thomson

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

closeup of hand holding blue coffee cup on wood table Regardless of the size of your cafe or business, SERVPRO responds quickly and is available 24/7 for your emergency call.

Controlled Demolition Makes Drying in Thomson Café Efficient

Few teams have the comprehensive approach to flood recovery that our SERVPRO team can offer Thomson commercial properties. Because of how quickly these damages can spread throughout your small storefront, many of the exposed materials in your cozy café can become susceptible to the standing water and potential contamination that exists with natural rising floodwater.

In many situations, effective recovery of flood damage to Thomson businesses like your café means the use of tactics like controlled demolition and build back. Not only can these approaches quickly remove potentially contaminated surfaces and materials, but it can also work to provide fast access to structural supports and framing to protect it from flood exposure. Direct pathways to metal framing of the drywall can help to clean these surfaces and protect them with biocides and sporicides.

Because your café is a smaller size, standing water can migrate throughout the open floor plan quickly. Direct exposure to faux hardwood flooring can be a challenge for even our experienced biohazard recovery and general contracting teams. Without visible damage to the planks of the flooring, and no clear indication of water penetration into the subflooring and supports beneath the floor, quick disinfection can protect this flooring from requiring removal after flooding.

With more than 150 years of combined construction experience in the building trades, our team can work to remove any overly saturated and irreparable portions of construction materials, flooring, ceiling materials, and even furniture. Exposed fixtures like booths, tables, chairs, and your wood countertop for the coffee bar can all remain at risk for contamination without controlled demolition of the damaged materials and proper containment barriers to limit exposure to new areas of your café.

Your customers depend on you to take care of your small coffee shop as efficiently as possible after emergencies like flooding occur. Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, give our SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties team a call anytime that you need us at (706) 843-1990. Our team of water restoration specialists and general contractors can offer comprehensive solutions to flood damage threatening your business.

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We Get You Back In Business In Thomson After A Flood

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Ceiling caving in from flood damage When stormwater enters through a hole in the roof, water damage is often the result. We have state of the art equipment to begin repairs right away.

Seasonal Storm Flood Damage Challenge the Pledge of Commercial Property Owners to Remain Open in Thomson

When the Thomson area is in the path of extreme weather, including tropical depressions and storms or even hurricanes, the ability of your restaurant to remain open can lift the spirits of the entire community. Prepare for the challenges of high winds, torrential rains, and the resulting flooding in collaboration with our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team.

A Community Landmark

Generations of families count on your Thomson restaurant come flood damage or fair weather. As your neighbors, family, and friends regroup after the violence and fear engendered by the storm, a warm and welcoming place to gather, compare notes, and plan is much appreciated. Creating an agenda to avoid most substantial harm and rapidly remediate your property is your gift to the community.

Our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) Helps You Help Others

Long before hurricane season contact SERVPRO to begin the process of developing your individualized Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We send an experienced project manager to inspect and evaluate your physical layout. Our seasoned supervisor looks for the strengths and the vulnerabilities of your dining destination. Because of our considerable experience in the disaster recovery industry expect us to make recommendations that could minimize the effect of flooding on your business.

Adapt to Limit the Effects of a Potential Flooding Crisis

Raising equipment and moving food inventories above flood levels are options to investigate. Installing a sump pump system and sandbagging can help limit standing water. Ensuring roofing and gutters are secure and draining away from the building perimeter also improve outcomes if several inches of rain falls over a short period or throughout several sequential “training” storms.

Share Details with the ERP App

Give us more information about your operations and priorities by completing the individualized Profile. Clarify that SERVPRO is your restoration company choice. Designate agents among your employees or other individuals to act for you if distance or other circumstances prevent you from taking charge immediately.

Let SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties help you keep the coffee hot and the nourishment coming despite flood damage in the area. Call (706) 843-1990 now to schedule an ERP assessment in anticipation of stormy weather.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Thomson Water Damage Disaster

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

We have the equipment, training, and water damage experience to restore your commercial property to pre-damage condition.

Getting Water Mitigation Started Quickly for Your Thomson Theater

Aging theaters, like what you manage in Thomson, have a specific charm that cannot get replicated in modern construction. With your building maintaining many of its original construction materials and structural elements, you are mindful of any situation that can threaten the aesthetic appeal or function of the property. Water damage can be a particularly devastating challenge for your maintenance or custodial departments to overcome without getting the mitigation work started quickly.

Knowing how severe water damage in your Thomson theater has become can be a substantial challenge without the discovery devices and moisture content equipment available to our SERVPRO team. We know that a working understanding of the damage and water effects can help in the placement of capable drying equipment and even extraction efforts when the property requires it.

While you might not have substantial plumbing networks weaving throughout your entire property, there is a concentration of pipes present around your bathroom areas and concession stands in the lobby outside of the auditorium. When water loss incidents occur in this area, they can threaten multiple flooring types, including the plush carpeting present in the lobby, or the terrazzo tile work on the floors and splashes of the bathroom areas.

With these areas and materials at risk for pooling water damage and a tight schedule of performances and events set to occur in the facility, our SERVPRO team can help with fast mitigation and recovery efforts. We have a deep inventory of extraction and drying tools that can get employed immediately to prevent the unnecessary tear out and reinstallation of carpeting and tilework affected by the early stages of water pooling.

The old theater you manage in the area is historically significant, and protecting its original materials – including its flooring – should be a priority in the event of a disaster. Let our SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties rapid response team help you to make water loss incidents like this “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (706) 843-1990.

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Our Technicians Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Waynesboro Business After A Water Damage Disaster

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

A broken line soaked the drywall with water throughout the night, we removed the sheetrock along with the water and restored it right away.

Fast Water Removal in Waynesboro Gets Thrift Store Back to Business

Every business with a water heater has the potential to need water removal from their premises if the seal fails or there is a leak. Imagine the amount of water from a thirty or forty-gallon tank could mean for your business.

SERVPRO received a late night call for water removal in Waynesboro from a thrift store. A water tank in a utility closet had leaked throughout the back part of the shop. The owner was concerned about being closed for any length of time.

Our technicians arrived quickly and used portable pumps with wand attachments to extract the water from the linoleum flooring quickly. The industrial carpets outside the closet and employee common areas were removed for drying and disinfecting as they were made of rubber and did not absorb water.

After the water was removed, our technicians set up air movers, and instead of the cold coil dehumidifiers, we chose to use desiccant-based dehumidifiers. As the air movers cause moisture to rise from surfaces, these machines attract it to a rotating wheel coated in a solid material such as a silica gel or activated alumina. As moisture collects on the wheel, it is deposited into a damp air collection port, and the wheel turns to collect more. It is a very effective process for removing moisture quickly.

Mold is always a concern after a water intrusion. Once the area is dry, our technicians carefully wipe down all surfaces with our professional strength antifungal and antibacterial cleaners that leave surfaces sanitary and deodorized. SERVPRO technicians also take moisture readings after drying to ensure there are areas of residual moisture. In this case, the soft moisture meter indicated mold should not develop.

Once completed, SERVPRO technicians walked the shop owner through the restored areas to ensure she was pleased with our service and make sure all concerns were addressed before she reopened for business.

SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties is available for commercial water removal 24/7 by calling (706) 843-1990. Our emergency response teams arrive quickly and work to make the water loss in your business, "Like it never even happened."

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How to Salvage Water Damaged Business Documents in Waynesboro

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties has the training and equipment to handle any kind of water damage.

Approaches that Enhance Results during Commercial Water Removal in Waynesboro

Every incident of water loss in Waynesboro business premises is unique. However, each case presents several challenges, and if not properly managed, it can hurt the business long after the initial occurrence. Such impacts might include future losses due to damaged documents, accumulated cost of follow up restoration processes because of deteriorating materials, and even minor inconveniences such as unpleasant smells. 

An exercise of commercial water removal in Waynesboro has to be fast and thorough to be deemed successful. Fast response prevents secondary problems like microbial growth. It can also help save materials and documents from further deterioration after the initial damage. Our SERVPRO technicians take different approaches that help satisfy the urgency aspect. One option is to remove free items such as books and other valuable documents from the loss site. Freezing the wet documents helps stop deterioration. 

Since some items are immovable, removing any standing water from the premises is also crucial in reducing loss. Having the right resources can help improve speed. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced equipment such as dry-wet vacs and truck-mounted water extractors. Apart from faster speed when using an extractor, the 60-100 gallon storage tank ensures that the removed water cannot find its way back, which is more efficient than using mops or buckets. 

After removing the liquid water, there is a need to dry moisture from materials and lower the relative humidity in the air. Relative humidity exceeding 60% can cause mold development all over the structure while excess moisture traces in materials leads to rot, rust, warping and other forms of deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians combine the use of advanced equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers with specialized skills. For example, using plastic sheets, we can create exclusion zones known as drying chambers whose smaller area helps make drying manageable. 

Working with a professional restorer in Louisville, Warrenton or Washington areas helps improve the outcome of water removal exercises. Call SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties to help in case of a spill. You can reach us at (706) 843-1990 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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