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Commercial Water Damage Relief In Seattle

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast for comprehensive mitigation and remediation services after commercial water damage.

Aggressive Extraction Is the Best Practice for Seattle Commercial Water Damage Relief

Without a doubt, our inventory of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers do an excellent job of bringing Seattle’s business property back to preloss condition. Failure to commit to thorough extraction of liquid water beforehand, however, causes structural drying to take many times as long. Since lingering moisture can contribute to mold and other secondary damage, it is best practices to extract as much water as possible before moving on to drying strategies.

Extraction Basics
Water damage in your Seattle technology center can create panic, but our crew is on the spot quickly with high-efficiency water removal equipment. Some of the machinery we use can be set up and left to do their job; other units our certified technicians operate.

Pumping the Water Out
Pumps are most useful when water is deeper than two inches. They can be submersible and placed in confined spaces; their discharge directs to a treated sewer line under most city codes. When powered by gas motors, they can get to work even if the electricity in your building is temporarily shut off for safety reasons.

Using Extractors
Truck-mounted extractors are powerful and capacious, holding up to more than 100 gallons in a storage tank. If SERVPRO managers evaluated the water inside your commercial building as Category 2 or 3 (contaminated), we contain it for lawful disposal as hazardous waste. Truck-mounts can be powered from our service vehicles, avoiding the need to delay water removal if electricity is unavailable.

Portable extractors are smaller and lighter, but still able to pull large amounts of water out of carpets and off of solid flooring. SERVPRO technicians can use these machines to reach restricted spaces and attach extenders to get into tight recesses.

Extraction Prepares for Structural Drying
Extraction is the first method of removing standing water and moisture absorbed into porous materials such as carpeting and upholstery. Research shows extraction to be 1200 times more efficient than drying alone. Because speed is critical when responding to a commercial water loss, SERVPRO commits to thorough extraction to shorten the drying process.

Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast for comprehensive mitigation and remediation services after commercial water damage. Call (206) 362-9295 to arrange for a skilled crew to assess and manage your loss.

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