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When Your Business Is Affected By Water

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

If you have a water damage, time is everything. Contact your insurance company to file a claim.

Mold and Mildew will develop within 24 to 48 hours of water exposure. Even worse, it will continue

to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source of moisture, and effectively deal with the mold

problem. Which will require mold treatment if it goes untreated you will have more serious issues.

If the structure has a climate control system, then turning up the temperature slightly can

help to keep water from condensing-allowing dry out work to proceed just a bit faster. It's very

important to keep the building sealed against exposure to outside air as possible.

A few common causes of commercial water damage.

~ Damaged Windows-In commercial buildings, water damage is often caused by windows that are

not properly sealed.

~ Damaged Pipes

~ Building Foundation

~ Roof Leaks

~ HVAC Problems

~ Sewer Clogs

~ Sprinkler System Leaks

~ Appliances and Equipment

~ Weather

A few facts about commercial water damage.

~ Mold can grow quickly after a water damage if left untreated

~ Problems are not fixed if the water has not been completely dried out

~ Different building materials require different cleaning methods

~ Water extraction is best when you have standing water

Tools needed after a water damage

Wet Vacuums - to remove standing water quickly

Air Movers and/or Dehumidifiers – to extract humid air

A Thermo-Hygrometer – to track humidity in a room

Pin and/or Pinless Moisture Meters – to track the moisture content of building materials

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