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Commercial Water Damage Techniques in Daytona Beach Explained

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage affects building materials differently. Contact SERVPRO if your office or other property has a water damage incident.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow Proper Methods When Drying Out Your Business After an Event

If a pipe breaks on the second floor of your Daytona Beach office building, materials and contents possibly get ruined. Water always follows gravity so if there is a problem on the second floor it is likely that damage occurs on the first floor as well. When water leaks down from the second floor, the damage on the first floor starts from the ceiling down.
Many commercial buildings have different building materials and designs than residential homes. SERVPRO's commercial water damage technicians in Daytona Beach have experience in dealing with different types of architecture and materials found in commercial properties. We always use different techniques based on your specific situation.
Many commercial buildings such as your office complex contain cinder block walls defining its structure. In cases of water damage, the gaps inside the cinder blocks possibly fill up with water. To adequately dry a structure, the moisture inside the cinder blocks has to get removed.
Sometimes standard drying procedures do the job of removing cinder block moisture. During most dry-out procedures, air movers and dehumidifiers get set up inside the structure to create the ideal environment for structural drying. The air movers push air in a circular motion so that the air hits all of the walls of your office at a 45-degree angle. The dehumidifiers work by pulling moisture out of the air and exhausting hot, dry air in its place.
However, if the cinder blocks have paint on their inside surface, then drying is more difficult. Paint works as a vapor barrier and traps moisture inside the cinder blocks. Many times holes get drilled into the mortar towards the bottom of the wall, draining all of the water out. Sometimes bigger holes get drilled so that air flows better into the walls.
If the walls got submerged by water for a long time, then a more considerable amount of bigger holes get drilled to increase air circulation within the cinder blocks. The drying equipment then stays in the area until moisture levels return to what they were before the loss in your office building occurred. After the drying process gets completed, the holes in the cinder block walls get patched and painted over.
Anytime we work with commercial properties we design our project plan so that our work does not negatively affect your business operations. For professional help after a problem takes place at your company's office, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 any time of the day.
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