How SERVPRO Removes Water From Kansas City Commercial Properties
Commercial Water Removal in Kansas City Office Building
A half-an-inch of water does not sound like it could do much in the way of commercial water damage. That is until it is spread over an entire office, saturating the carpet.
The property owner of an office building in Kansas City contacted SERVPRO for commercial water removal. A pipe burst overnight and dumped water onto the floor throughout the property until the morning when the manager opening walked in on this scene and immediately shut off the water to the building.
Scoping the Water Loss
Upon arrival, SERVPRO techs scoped the water migration and found nearly half an inch of water throughout the office. This water extraction job was more significant than using portable pumps. The techs used a truck-mounted pump to pull the water off the floor quickly to expedite the removal. Other techs followed up using portable pumps with weighted extractor heads to push the water out of the carpeting and lessen drying time needed.
Office by Office Inspection
Because the flooring received the effects of the water loss throughout the facility, the techs inspected each office and removed items off the floor and placed desks up on blocks for drying in place. Electronics exposed to excessive moisture should always get tested before using. Wherever the techs discovered computer CPUs on the floor, they got removed for inspection due to their exposure in the vicinity of the water loss. Fortunately, the industrial rubber coated baseboards did not allow any wicking of water into the sheetrock.
Large Scale Drying Plan
SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in the science of psychrometry, the study of air, and controlling moisture contents. For drying needs this broad, it requires a large number of air movers and dehumidification equipment used in tandem to rapidly bring down interior humidity levels resulting in an expedited drying process. Each office received the same detailed setup to ensure the property dried according to preset drying times and air quality goals.
SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa at (913) 782-4693 arrives quickly for commercial water removal in local properties. Through the use of advanced restoration methods and state-of-the-art equipment make the water loss, "Like it never even happened."
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