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How the Pros Clean and Restore Your Materials After a Flood

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Forsyth and Dawson Counties has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

There’s a lot to worry about following a flood in your office building. You have expensive equipment that’s vital to your day-to-day operation. Fortunately, there are ways to salvage and restore many items that have suffered water damage. A flooded company should always contact a content restoration specialist to take a look at documents, furniture, electronics and other items in your workplace.

What Steps Will They Take?

Qualified technicians have the skills, experience and tools to clean up and save a large number of contents. Whether a broken pipe caused flooding, or whether it was an environmental factor, water can wreak havoc on your building.

A professional team will do the following once it arrives at your office:

• Survey the scene, assess the situation and make a plan
• Use dry cleaning or wet cleaning methods
• Use spray and wipe techniques
• Use foam cleaning or abrasive cleaning
• Use immersion cleaning

Wet or Dry

Depending on what suffered damage at the flooded company in Cumming, GA, the crew may use different strategies and tools to clean the items. Dry cleaning is usually a preliminary step to wet cleaning, as it removes residues from the objects. If the residues are too extensive or heavy, the use of water and cleaners may be employed. If it’s safe, the most heavily damaged materials are dipped into a bath of chemical for a deeper immersion cleaning.

Spray, Wipe or Foam

For delicate items such as documents, the technicians may not be able to use wet cleaning or immersion. This is where the team will employ a lighter touch such as the use of a spray or foam. In some cases, even a gentle wipe with the right cloth will do the trick. Foam cleaners are often most effective on furniture.

There are a number of ways the pros can help a flooded company such as yours save important items. These tried and true methods can give the peace of mind you need when you desperately need to restore your office belongings.

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