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Commercial Property Fire: How Fires Can Result in Water Damage

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Fire: How Fires Can Result in Water Damage If a fire occurs in your Cumming, GA business having a fire extinguisher can help

Three Common Methods to Extinguish Flames

While fire damage is apparent after a blaze, many business owners are shocked when they are confronted with a surprising amount of water destruction, especially when it occurs outside of the areas affected by the disaster. However, water and fire go hand in hand, and that is somewhat obvious when you consider that moisture is needed in these three common methods to extinguish flames.

1. Fire Hose

The most significant contributors to excessive water in your facility are the hoses used by firefighters to combat and resolve the blaze. These hoses operate at nearly 400 psi, going through gallons of water per second. Additionally, rescuers may need to douse other areas of your building to prevent the flames from spreading through your property onto someone else’s.

2. Fire Suppression System

While some suppression systems are designed only to operate where fire damage is occurring, others open all sprinklers throughout the building when heat is detected. Therefore, the type of suppression system you have can contribute to water buildup after a disaster.

3. Fire Extinguisher

Beyond the main moisture contributors, there are also fire extinguishers. While these are filled with CO2 or other extinguishing agents, they all leave behind residue and water damage. Though mandatory, these tools can contribute to the overall contamination to your property.

Despite the problems that all of these tools inflict on your commercial property, each is necessary and life-saving in its own right. When a fire occurs, it is more important to resolve the issue quickly than to worry about the potential damage. Insurers know the risks, which is why many provide coverage for
a disaster restoration specialist in the Cumming, GA, area who can help mitigate loss and restore operations.

Water and fire damage are a pair; you can’t have one without the other. However, with adequate insurance coverage, you can resolve and repair the issues sooner rather than later.

Space Heater Safety 101

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

When trying to heat a Dahlonega, GA, home, the last thing any homeowner wants is a burned space heater. Fortunately, many space heaters now come with built-in safety features to help keep you and your family safe. Here’s what you may want to look for in your next space heater, along with some safety tips you can follow.

Safety Features Included in Most Space Heaters

Many space heaters include features to help ensure that they are safe to use. Some of the features you may want to look for include:

  • Sensors that detect if the unit is overheating and turn it off automatically
  • Sensors that detect if the unit has been tipped and turn it off automatically
  • Proper certification from an independent safety testing organization that clearly outlines performance
  • A cord sturdy and heat resistant at the length you need your heater to have
  • A ground fault circuit interrupter (GCFI) plug that can help prevent electric shocks

Safe Space Heater Usage

Using the unit safely can help prevent a burned space heater. Keep your unit on the floor and in a level and nonflammable area. Do not use the space heater around water. Never leave the heater on unattended or in an area where pets or children may knock it over. It’s also recommended to keep the area around the heater clear of debris and to not use it in an area like a workshop where the fumes from flammable materials may be present.

What To Do If a Fire Occurs

In the event a fire does occur, it’s important to get it out as quickly and safely as possible. Always follow proper fire safety procedures. Afterward, a fire damage restoration service can help with repairs and smoke cleanup.

It’s important to follow proper usage guidelines and to pay attention to the safety features in your heater in order to help prevent a house fire. If you have a burned space heater, a professional may be able to help with any cleanup and repairs needed in your home.

3 Ways To Protect Your Building From Winter Storms

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Ways To Protect Your Building From Winter Storms Flooded building due to a broken pipe in Dawsonville,GA

Winter storms in Dawsonville,GA, may seem like outdoor problems, but the freezing temperatures they bring can cause issues inside your commercial property as well. A burst pipe can flood the building, and pipes burst easily when they freeze. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to ensure that the pipes in your walls stay warm and intact, even during a winter storm.

1. Insulate Pipes

Most of the pipes in your building are inside the walls, which means they may be isolated from the warmth the rest of the building enjoys. Because of this, it is imperative that you insulate your pipes, particularly those that run along the outer perimeter of the building. A frozen pipe can occur in no time if it is not protected from external temperatures.

2. Drip Water

When water drips through the faucet into a sink, the water in the pipe must keep moving in order to supply it. This can keep your pipes from freezing. It may seem wasteful at first, but the payoff justifies the minor excess. If you don't want to return from your weekend to discover that a burst pipe has left hundreds of gallons of standing water in your building, it may be profitable to accept the lesser waste of strategically dripping faucets.

3. Set Thermostat

Knowing that no one is going to be in the building every night and weekend may tempt you to turn off the heating system while the building is empty. This is not a wise idea. By keeping your building at the same temperature overnight and at a minimum of 55 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekends, you can keep the pipes warmer and less likely to burst.

A burst pipe can cause just as much, if not more, damage to your building as a basement or roof flood can. While remediation experts can fix the problem, it's best to make the effort to prevent it in the first place.

The Steps of the Clean Water Mitigation Process

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Steps of the Clean Water Mitigation Process Commercial water damage in a Dawsonville, GA office

Finding out that you need water cleanup in your commercial building in Dawsonville, GA, is never fun. If you must require the services of water mitigation specialists, however, clean water remediation is usually the least problematic. Here are the steps you can expect the technicians to follow during pipe burst cleanup.

1. Initial Consultation

As soon as you call, the representative on the other end of the line may ask questions designed to get to the root of the problem. This helps the company plan which equipment to bring to your building and can make the process flow more smoothly.

2. On-Site Assessment

The real plan is formed when technicians arrive at your property. They inspect the building and determine a course of action. They may also provide emergency services, such as shutting the water or power off to the area if you have not already done so.

3. Water Extraction

Using industrial pumps, the professionals remove water from the area. The sooner the pipe burst cleanup begins, the less likely you are to experience secondary damage, so it's imperative that as much water is removed as quickly as possible.

4. Surface Drying

To prevent mold, everything must be dried. Dehumidifiers tame the moisture in the air; fans and wet vacuums pull water out of fabrics and off surfaces.

5. Restoration Process

Even if the water damage is a result of a supply line breaking, that doesn't automatically mean the damage wasn't extensive. Walls and insulation, as well as ceiling tiles and flooring, may still have to be removed and discarded. The restoration experts then replace them and try to make sure wallpaper, paint or tiles match up before the job is done.

Even if your damage is a case of pipe burst cleanup, it's best to take care of it as soon as possible. By mitigating clean water damage quickly, you can avoid secondary damage and get back in your building.

Ways to Prevent the Spread of Mold During Cleanup

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Ways to Prevent the Spread of Mold During Cleanup When you have mold growing indoors, spores are more abundant leading to further spread of mold in your building.

By the time you discover mold, from seeing it or smelling it, you already have a big problem. Mold spores exist in the air all around you and are never fully gone. The problem is when spore populations are excessive and when they encounter a damp environment indoors, where they take hold and grow. Mold thrives anywhere with moisture and oxygen, including in Cumming, GA. Indoors, you often find mold on materials damaged from water, such as from a leaking roof or a broken pipe. It's critical for mold cleanup to begin as quickly as possible, even in the first 24 hours, to prevent the fast growth and development of additional colonies.

Since spores are so small, they easily find their way indoors flowing in your ventilation system and even hitching a ride on your clothing. With particles dispersing that easily, how can you avoid mold contamination in other parts of your building especially during cleanup procedures? Well professional mold remediation specialists minimize further contamination through two key practices.

1. Containment. Professionals help limit mold contamination by creating a containment area. Ventilation and fans are turned off and a negative air chamber is created using basic principles of airflow, where air moves from high pressure to low pressure areas. This in conjunction with physical barriers helps prevent the escape of spores from the contaminated area during mold cleanup.

2. Air Filtration. Mold spores are tiny, microscopic particles and exist naturally in the air. To prevent additional spreading of the spores from the mold contamination area, filters knowns as high-efficiency particulate absorber (HEPA) are used with all air scrubbers and vacuums. These filters trap the tiny particles and prevent the airborne distribution to other parts of your building.

When you have mold growing indoors, spores are more abundant leading to further spread of mold in your building. The process of mold cleanup is a serious task that should be done with deliberate care and consideration. Thankfully, professional mold remediation specialists use careful containment and filtration methods during removal of mold-infested materials, minimizing the spread of mold in your building. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com/.

Dealing with a Pipe Break as a Team

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Dealing with a Pipe Break as a Team After you assess the state of your flood, it's time to communicate what you've found to the various parties involved.

Nobody wants to be responsible for water damage in Cumming, GA. If you have bursting pipes in your place of business and the building owner or any other authority figure is not present to give direction, there are several things that you could do to stop the problem before it gets out of hand. Keep in mind that if your business has any standard rules for dealing with this type of problem, you can probably find them in a handbook or a manager could direct you to them over the phone. However if all else fails follow these simple steps.

The first thing you should do, probably before you even call for help, is stop the flow of water. This action has several benefits:
• Stops current damage and potentially allows water to drain
• Prevents future damage due to seepage
• Reduces the risk of a water damage category increase
After the water has stopped flowing, then you can start to take action by identifying the major risks involved with your incident. A good first step is to try to estimate the type of water damage you have.

Knowledge Is Power

Instead of trying to fix a broken pipe by yourself, focus on gathering information. Ask yourself a few simple questions. Where did the water come from? Bursting pipes and sewer drains pose much different risks. Does the water have any chemicals, such as cleaning supplies or cooking chemicals? These questions should help you determine the type of water you have and therefore the water cleanup measures needed to get your business back to a like-new state.

Spread the Word Carefully

After you assess the state of your flood, it's time to communicate what you've found to the various parties involved. Keep in mind that not everyone needs the same information. Responsible people, such as business owners, building managers or janitorial staff, might not need the same information as customers, fellow employees or other similar stakeholders. Dealing with bursting pipes is a team effort, so tell everyone exactly what they need to know in order to minimize professional risks and accelerate your cleanup process. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com/.

Quick Guide to Secondhand Fire Damage

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Quick Guide to Secondhand Fire Damage You don't expect to find smoke damage in your building when you didn't have a fire.

A building next to your commercial property had a fire. The flames never touched your Cumming, GA, building, so you were surprised to find smoke damage on your walls, near your windows and around your doors. Smoke can travel to nearby buildings and cause secondhand fire damage.

How Can You Get Rid of It?

When you find this unexpected soot damage, your first concern may be that your business will always smell like smoke. Thankfully, there are a lot of smoke cleaning techniques your fire restoration team can use to rid your property of the damage and odor.

• Sprays: There are a variety of cleaning agents that can help clean walls, furnishings and belongings of smoke. Depending on what is being cleaned, you may need to soak or spray the objects.
• Wipes: Certain objects, like computers and walls, shouldn't have the cleaners applied to them. In this case, the professionals may try a dry-cleaning method. Wipes and dry cleaning may be enough to rid some objects of minor smoke damage.
• Filtration: Odor is a big part of smoke and soot. To rid your building of the unsavory aroma, you may need to rely on special equipment. Air filtration devices, thermal foggers and ozone machines can help clear out the air.

Cleaning up smoke can seem like a daunting task, but when you work with a team of experts they know exactly what to do for each object.

Does Insurance Cover It?

So, you didn't have a fire in your own building. Will your insurance help pay for the smoke cleaning you had to do anyway? This can depend on your particular coverage. However, typically secondhand damage caused by a fire in an adjacent building is still covered by insurance.

You don't expect to find smoke damage in your building when you didn't have a fire. Smoke can travel a long way, so you should be prepared for the unexpected if an adjacent business has a fire. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com/.

3 Fast Facts About Category 3 Water

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in your Cumming, GA, commercial building can happen without warning. In many cases, flood water may be the result of a plumbing problem, such as a toilet overflow. When this type of flood occurs, the water is usually graded as a category 3, as it is contaminated with chemicals and human waste. Because of the possible danger present, it is wise to call in a qualified water cleanup and restoration company; however, knowing as much as you can about category 3 water may help you and your employees stay safe during the cleanup process.

1. It Can Carry Human Pathogens

Category 3 water may contain human pathogens that could result in serious illness for you and your employees. Stomach and digestive problems, hepatitis and bacterial issues can all be contracted from dirty water, especially if you enter an affected room without protective clothing. If a category 3 flood should occur in your building, it is a good idea to evacuate the affected area immediately.

2. It Cannot Be Cleaned by Typical Flood Cleanup Measures

Because category 3 flood water contains such toxic substances, it usually cannot be cleaned up by ordinary means, such as with a wet/dry or shop vacuum. Black water needs to be cleaned up and disposed of safely by qualified professionals who have the know-how and safety equipment needed to do so. Trash pumps and industrial tankers may be brought in to remove, contain and haul away the water before the restoration process can begin.

3. It Can Become More Toxic With Time

Black water can be dangerous when it first floods an area. However, if it is allowed to sit for more than 24 hours, bacteria can cause it to become even more toxic. It may also cause the spread of black mold. To prevent long-term damage to your property, you may want to have standing black water removed as quickly as possible.

Flood water can affect your Cumming, GA, commercial building without warning, and category 3 can be the most damaging. However, knowing how to recognize and handle black water may help you prevent the worst of the potential problems it may cause. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com/.

Why Is There Sewage Backup During Heavy Rains?

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Is There Sewage Backup During Heavy Rains? Our team responded to a large water loss in this facility and got right to work drying up the water.

Storms can be really stressful for commercial building owners in Cumming, GA. You have to worry about hail, wind and water damage every time a storm is predicted for your area. Even when a storm is forecasted, you never know what's going to happen. Sometimes, the storms may leave your building unaffected, and other times, you're left dealing with lots of damage. For example, your area could be under threat of heavy rains, but did you know that could put you at risk for a sewer backup?

Overwhelming Amounts of Water

Lots of rain water can leave systems waterlogged, and the city sewer system is no different. During heavy downpours, sewer systems can take on too much water. This causes the sewer water to back up into commercial buildings and sometimes homes. Downpours aren't the only potential cause of a sewer backup. This issue can also be caused by the following situations:

* Tree roots grow into pipes.
* Broken pipes don't allow sewage to leave.
* Grease or other waste creates a plug.
* Vandals drop large items into manhole covers.

No matter why sewage is coming into your building, you need to react quickly.

Creating Black Water

When flooding is combined with sewage, your building is now full of contaminated water. This particular variety of contaminated water is often referred to as black water because it could contain fecal matter, microbes and harsh chemicals. Because this water can be highly unsanitary, you need to get the flooding taken care of as quickly as possible. Not only could you be dealing with normal flooding issues, but you may add other problems to the mix as well.

If you ever have to deal with black water, it may be a good idea to bring in trained water damage restoration experts as soon as possible. When there is a sewer backup in your building, it's nice to know who you can turn to for fast, reliable help. Visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com for more information on commercial storm damage. 

How To Clean Contents After a Fire

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

If you are recovering from a fire in Dawsonville, Georgia, you probably have possessions that you want to clean or restore. There are several methods of content cleaning that are suitable for a variety of materials.
Specialized cleaning services may also provide content storage to protect cleaned items until your property has been restored to pre-fire conditions. Keep reading to learn about dry-cleaning and other effective methods.

• Dry-cleaning: This method is ideal for items that should not be exposed to water. A specialized process can completely remove soot and smoke odors. Traditional methods may actually set smoke odors in garments or upholstery.
• Wet cleaning: Wet cleaning is ideal for durable items with moderate to heavy soot or smoke residue.
• Spray and wipe: Spot cleaning is a good strategy for delicate materials that cannot withstand wet cleaning.
• Foam: Foam cleaning is suitable for upholstery that could shrink or bleed color during wet cleaning.
• Abrasive: Agitation is reserved for durable items or materials with moderate to heavy residue.
• Immersion: This complete method of cleaning involves dipping items into a bath.
• Ultrasonic: Ultrasonic cleaning can be ideal for nonporous items.

Specialists rely on all of these cleaning methods to restore property to pre-fire conditions. A combination of these methods can be used to entirely eliminate soot and smoke residue from most types of materials. During the cleaning process, it can be helpful to remove contents from the scene of the fire. Temporary storage may also be helpful to prevent recontamination if these cleaning processes are completed prior to the full restoration of the property that has suffered a fire.

If you have recently experienced a fire, you should schedule an assessment with restoration experts in Dawsonville, Georgia. These specialists can help you determine when dry-cleaning or any of these other content cleaning methods are the best way to clean and restore your property.

Visit us at http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com for more on commercial fire. 

How To Fight Damage From Polluted Water

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water pipe repair in Cumming, GA can be challenging, especially when you have to deal with water damage. When a pipe bursts, water naturally finds its way through the building. To prevent mold, it’s often important to determine which category the water is classified as so you can deal with the damage accordingly.

Category 1

There are three types of water pollution. Category 1 water is pure, clean water that isn’t affected by bacteria. Sink or tub overflows or broken water supply lines can contain clean water.

Category 2

This classification of water refers to water that is polluted. Known as “gray water,” this source of water contains bacteria and harmful contaminants. A couple of examples of gray water include:

• Sump pump failures
• Dishwasher discharge
• Stagnation of clean water
• Water containing building materials

Water pipe repair will likely be needed immediately.

Category 3

Water that is full of bacteria, fungi, and unsanitary agents is called “black water.” Common types of this classification include sewage and seawater. Gray water that isn’t removed from your fixtures or remains stagnant can soon be classified as Category 3 water.

How To Take Care of the Damage

Burst pipes can often lead to flooding or serious water damage if they aren’t taken care of quickly. If the water is classified as Category 2, it’s a good idea to call a professional to deal with the pipe repair and damage. Because of the bacteria in the water, there can be significant risks. Be sure to remove the water as soon as possible to avoid getting mold.

When you discover that a pipe has broken, turn off the water supply to avoid any extra water damage. Getting water pipe repair as soon as possible is important, but don’t forget to clean up any flooded areas. If the water is polluted at all, it can lead to nasty mold problems in the future. Visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com for more information on commercial water damage.

How to dry a large space after a water loss

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Experiencing a water loss is a traumatic experience that no one should have to go through. However when you do have one it is important to make sure you get it taken care of immediately. SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties are able to handle any size water loss and get your business back and operational again. 

1. The first step is to get SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties onsite immediately to perform emergency services. Once the water has been extracted, the team can begin to place drying equipment. 

2. After a few days of monitoring, SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties will update you with the drying progress. 

3. Once the drying is complete, the team will notify you and give you copies of all of the records. 

4. If you need anything rebuilt, SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties has an in house construction team that will be ready to serve. 

Let us know if you have any questions. We will be happy to help you. 

How to Remove Water From a Commercial Basement

12/2/2017 (Permalink)

How to Remove Water From a Commercial Basement

Surveying the damage to your commercial building in Cumming, GA after a flood can seem overwhelming. Not only do you have a mess on your hands, but your business may be shut down in the meantime. A flooded basement can be caused by many varying disasters including heavy rains, faulty sump pump or insufficient drainage around basement walls. Cleaning up a mess of two feet of water or more requires special equipment. Depending on the circumstances, you may be dealing with debris, contaminated water and mud.

Protection

When you notice the basement of your commercial building is flooded, take the time to protect yourself, your employees and your customers. Don’t let anyone enter the area without boots, gloves, mask and goggles. Until you determine the cause of the flooding, you don’t know what the contamination level of the water is.

Electricity

Before entering the water, cut off the main electricity to the basement. You can get electrocuted in even one inch of water. Always play it safe when it comes to electricity.

Cause

Try to ascertain the cause of the flood. If it is a busted water line, turn off the water at the shutoff valve. If it is due to a blocked drain, you may need special equipment to unblock it. If it is due to rising flood waters or sewage, limit your contact with the water. It is likely contaminated.

Water

Removing the water is the first real step to getting things back in order. For higher water, consider hiring a professional. They can use truck mounts and trash pumps to effectively and efficiently remove the water.

Don’t get overwhelmed by a flooded basement. Take care of the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible. Standing water can degrade and become contaminated quickly. Once you have cleaned up the water, make sure to have your building thoroughly inspected for mold. Seasoned professionals can make the job easier. They have all the special equipment to get the job done right.
Visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com for more information on water damage.

What to Know About Commercial Fire Damage

9/14/2017 (Permalink)


What to Know About Commercial Fire Damage

If you have recently dealt with a fire in your home, it is imperative that you work with experts in order to get fire restoration done as soon as possible. Whether it is fire damage or commercial fire damage, you need to have professional fire restoration experts they are to take care of the smoke damage and soot damage that has been left to linger. Once you have made the decision to hire a professional fire restoration expert, it is important to let them do the work for you so that commercial fire damage is resolved as soon as possible.

Once the firefighters have left using their fire trucks and fire hoses, you will be left with quite a mess to clean up. If this has been a problem for you to handle on your own, there are professional fire restoration experts who cannot only clean up the smoke damage that has been left behind, but they can also install a fire sprinkler system and fire suppression system and put that into place for your home or business. The fire sprinkler system and fire suppression system is key to preventing a fire from going out of hand in the future.

Whether you dealt with a utility room fire or electrical fire, the professionals can handle this issue on their own. This is something that you will not have to do after dealing with a utility room fire or electrical fire. The last thing you want to have to deal with is the fire damage left behind after a significant event. Instead of dealing with this on your own, there are professionals out there who can install the fire sprinkler system and fire suppression system for you. Smoke damage from an electrical fire or utility room fire is difficult when it concerns commercial fire damage. This is why there are so many fire damage experts out there who are more than willing to help with this particular project.

Smoke damage and soot damage that has been left behind after a problematic fire can easily be remedied by contacting the right company. Another thing that you are going to want to realize is that these companies can install a fire sprinkler system and fire suppression system for you after the firefighters have left using their fire hoses and fire trucks. Commercial fire damage should never be handled on your own as fire damage can leave a lot of work to be done that you may not necessarily have the skills or tools to finish on your own.

Despite the fact that the firefighters have left using their fire hoses and fire trucks, you are still going to be left with a lot of fire damage after a utility room fire or electrical fire. The soot damage that is Left Behind can be quite significant, and firefighters alone will not be able to handle the restoration after putting out the fire itself. They are only able to use their fire trucks and fire hoses to put out the fire and then they normally leave. This leaves you to take care of the issue yourself, and this is where you will want to contact a local company so they can handle the soot damage themselves.

Now that you know how important it is to hire a company like this, it is imperative that you work with them on an individualized basis so that you can be sure you are making the most out of the fire you have recently dealt with. It can be incredibly devastating to deal with fire damage in the home or in your business, but it is nice to know that there are restoration experts out there who are more than willing to handle the issues for you and take your homeowners insurance policy as a form of payment so that you are able to save a lot of money in the long run as well.
Visit http://www.SERVPROforsythdawsoncounties.com for more information on fire damage.

Water Removal and Restoration Gets Cumming Rec Center Back in Business

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal and Restoration Gets Cumming Rec Center Back in Business Make sure that your basketball court recovers after water damage by calling the technicians at SERVPRO quickly after damage.

Team SERVPRO Gets Your Center or Business Back to Operational After Water Damage

Plumbing failures spread the misery of standing water throughout your commercial building. Your focus must move toward solving the water problem before you return to your vision of serving your community with a place to meet, play, and improve in a variety of games and sports. SERVPRO has the experienced staff and specialized equipment to complete the restoration.
 
A major pipe sprung a leak, flooding your gymnasiums with several inches of water. Although the hardwood is relatively resilient, you need to arrange for professional commercial water removal in your Cumming recreation center. You have thousands of square feet of varnished narrow plank flooring under water. We have industrial strength pumps and water extractors to make short work of moisture removal.
 
Our SERVPRO hardwood floor restoration specialists learned how to get rid of the visible water in IICRC sponsored classes before we even considered sending them out on their first job. We value both the instruction received and the lessons only hands-on experience delivers. Our crew treats a water removal job holistically, concentrating first on ridding the area of standing water and then taking all the steps necessary to ensure the structures affected are monitored for excess moisture and brought to the proper moisture content through efficient drying technologies.
 
Wood floors need particular care as warping, buckling, and cupping happens all too quickly if drying goals are poorly established and implemented. The surface planking presents one issue while the subflooring interferes with proper restoration if its drying needs go ignored. SERVPRO crew members measure the moisture of both levels of the flooring while active drying completes, using air movers, dehumidifiers, and drying mats to pull excess water out of both layers. Patience is necessary as it can take weeks to a month or two to reduce the wetness to below 12 percent, the sweet spot for wooden floor sanding and refinishing.
 
Hire a company that truly understands the science of water removal and drying when you contract with SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties. Be sure our phone number, (770) 887-1962, is on your speed dial, so we arrive quickly to your water damage emergencies

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Garden Supply and Nurseries with Sprinkler Snafus Benefit from Commercial Water Removal in Cumming

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Garden Supply and Nurseries with Sprinkler Snafus Benefit from Commercial Water Removal in Cumming Cumming Commercial Water Damage and Contaminants Are Handled by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Safely Removes Contaminated Water

There could be many reasons why a sprinkler system goes haywire and releases more water than needed in a garden nursery. Timers malfunction, lines break, fittings and connections can burst apart, and any of these mishaps can be the cause behind standing water. When this water has been in contact with soil, fertilizers, and other plant and seedling elements, it can no longer be considered as 'clean' but has become contaminated.
 
In situations where water has overflowed in a Cumming garden supply and nursery, commercial water removal is often the best choice as it protects employees, customers, and inventory from additional harm. SERVPRO has the technicians well-suited for the job, no matter how large, or how much contamination exists. We are trained according to IICRC standards, and our certifications are broadly acknowledged. Being local, we can respond Faster To Any Size Disaster, meaning your business is cleaned up as quickly as possible.
 
Professional removal of standing water is the best way to get your garden shop operating normally again. When contaminated water is present, this can pose safety hazards to customers and staff. While the chemicals may be known to your employees and even sold to your client base, those same chemicals change when exposed to water. Substances that were previously nontoxic can be rendered harmful to people.
 
When a sprinkler system functions abnormally, gallons of water can end up throughout a nursery, and the path that the water travels can include merchandise that otherwise might remain intact if water had come in at ground level. Much of the merchandise affected by this type of malfunction can often be saved if water removal starts soon enough. More than pump trucks, SERVPRO removes all the water that can create a damaging atmosphere, protecting your investment from the damaging effects of water.
 
Making a call to SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties at (770) 887-1962 is what any over-watered garden supply and nursery needs. We know water removal can seem simple, but when contamination exists, it is always better to have knowledgeable and certified professionals perform all necessary work.

More Hotels In Afton Make The Call To SERVPRO For Water Removal Services

2/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial More Hotels In Afton Make The Call To SERVPRO For Water Removal Services Call SERVPRO for Water Removal in an Afton Hotel

Removal of Water from Your Business in Afton is Critical

High winds, severe storms, broken pipes and standing water all have the ability to cause major damage to your hotel. Sadly, it does not take much moisture to cause these issues, and the problem only gets worse if it goes undetected for a while.

A severe storm could cause extensive flooding that sweeps through your Afton Hotel, making water removal services necessary. Storms allow water to penetrate unprotected areas through broken windows or a damaged roof, letting the water run rampant throughout your structure.
 
At SERVPRO, our experience shows that water tends to enter and head in various directions while making its way through your building. The unpredictability of water makes it especially dangerous to your business and your guests.
 
SERVPRO technicians have access to moisture sensors that are used to detect how far any water has migrated into the structure of your building. Moisture sensors are perfect for locating hidden pockets of water within your walls, while only moisture meters can determine if a section is drying correctly.
 
When dealing with massive amounts of water in your establishment, SERVPRO utilizes both hand-held and truck-mounted water extractors, along with submersible pumps for situations where standing water exceeds two inches deep. As we know, removing water as quickly as possible helps bring damages under control and prevents additional harm from forming. So, this equipment is especially crucial to the entire process.
 
We also have access to a variety of machines necessary to help with the drying process including thermo-hygrometers, which allow technicians to take readings that determine the specific humidity of an area. While air moving equipment such as air movers, wall cavity ventilation systems, and venting box fans are used to allow direct airflow into various locations including the space between your walls, crawl spaces, or entire rooms. The setup and use of this equipment can get quite sophisticated and technical.
 
Other equipment such as refrigerant, low-grain, and desiccant dehumidifiers are also used to pull excessive moisture directly out of the air while lowering the relative humidity of an area. Giving technicians, even more, control over the entire process, assisting with drying your structure or contents caught in the event. Our goal is to be unintrusive as possible to your guests and keep as many rooms as possible available for use.
 
Give SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties a call today for additional information on our water removal process or to obtain the quality services you need. (770) 887-1962