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How Do I Get Water Out Of My Business Office?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

damaged drywall Let SERVPRO manage the water damage before it takes you out of commission. Your business customers in Seattle will not thank you enough.

Contact SERVPRO Commercial Services to Quickly Restore Operations in Seattle

With the current crisis, many Seattle agencies now have their employees working from home. With the office space now empty or supporting only a skeleton staff for reduced hours, the threat from a broken pipe, sink, or toilet can greatly increase.

Since my building is closed anyway, what is the rush?

If left standing, even a shallow layer of water can quickly cause industrial carpeting to separate from the glue and its fibers begin to rot. In addition to the physical damage, the degradation also generates an odor that can permeate the entire Seattle building. If your business is only renting space in the facility, and the water spread to other Seattle agencies, they might try to bill your company for their physical restoration and odor elimination costs as well.

OK then, how do you get started?

For water, more than an inch deep, our restoration team brings in pumps to draw off the water. After that, technicians use extraction devices to quickly draw water off floors and out of carpets. Next, they set up air movers to generate a flow of warm air across the carpet surface to dry it. If the humidity is too high, they install dehumidifiers to draw down the moisture content and speed up the drying process.

What if the water is from a backed-up sewer or septic tank?

Much of what SERVPRO does remains the same, with additional tasks such as carpet and pad removal, and spraying floors with an anti-bacterial cleaner to eliminate any health threats. If the contamination gets into the drywall or another type of paneling, team members remove the panels for disposal. They can quickly replace them with new panels and paint to match the existing color scheme. Biohazardous services certainly require an extra level of caution and expertise.

Here at SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast, we understand the need to have your business ready to reopen in a manner safe for employees and customers. Call us at (206) 362-9295 today for more details on how we can help you.

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