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How Do You Safeguard Premises When Cleaning After Water Loss in Morris Plains?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

interior of an office completely flooded, objects floating in water and selective focus on a chair SERVPRO of East Central Morris County can help safeguard your premises and valuables while performing a cleanup.

SERVPRO Handles Commercial Water Cleanup Professionally in Morris Plains Institutions Such as Banks Guaranteeing Safety of Valuables

Although it might not happen often, a water spill can affect institutions such as banks necessitating cleanup and other restoration steps. Apart from worrying about the damage the water causes in Morris Plains, other issues such as safety of valuables and privacy of what is held within the bank walls might also raise concern.

How do professional restorers juggle conflicting issues caused by the water spills?

When you know the commercial water cleanup exercise in your Morris Plains facility requires more than just saving or restoring damaged materials, you might have a hard time selecting a restoration service. Involving a professional team like SERVPRO with highly trained crewmembers, including specialists such as ASD, Applied Structural Drying technicians, should help ease most of your worries. The training and experience such a team has, helps in many ways, including:
    •    Dealing with various soiling challenges
    •    Safeguarding the site
    •    Scoping the loss to identify all possible problems
    •    Handling specialty cleaning or drying needs

Our technicians handle everything from mopping wet floors to cleaning contents such as upholstery or carpets affected in an incident. One reason why we manage this is that we have access to a wide variety of equipment, including specialized upholstery cleaning machines, so you do not have to worry about stains or patches in upholstery or carpeted areas once we finish cleaning.

Safeguarding your facility after water damage may require different actions, including isolating the worst affected areas while allowing utilization of other sections. Separating affected areas also helps give our crews more flexibility when performing tasks such as power washing surfaces, drying, or even deodorization. We set up engineering controls to aid such separation. For example, if the water loss affects the ground floor, we can set up plastic sheet barriers to isolate it, allowing clients to access other floors. We also set up warning signs such as cones and redirection signs to ensure situation awareness for everyone visiting the premises.

Is it necessary for SERVPRO technicians to scope the loss?

Although it is easy to see the areas affected by the spilled water, a thorough evaluation of the loss is still necessary. Two members of our crews perform the initial evaluation. One crucial detail you may not know about such scoping is that it can help you get an estimate of the duration it might take to restore the facility to its preloss state so that you can inform your clients or staff members. We also scope for hidden intrusion beyond what a casual observation reveals. For example, we take actual moisture readings on affected materials rather than only noting which items are wet. Our technicians perform various tasks during the evaluation process, including:
    •    Taking specific moisture readings from wet materials
    •    Checking for specialty drying situations
    •    Checking for hidden moisture intrusions

The information gained helps establish the number of technicians to involve in the job and what types of equipment to bring to the loss site.

Can professional restorers save everything from water damage?

Although disposing items affected by water might be hard to accept, it is rarely possible to save everything. However, a professional restoration team can help prevent unnecessary damages to contents and construction materials. Damage can result from the effects of moisture or improper handling of materials during removal or transfer around the facility. Our SERVPRO technicians prevent these problems by:
    •    Expediting water extraction and drying
    •    Setting up a staging area for equipment
    •    Using the right equipment when tearing down materials

Moisture exposure over extended periods damages a variety of materials ranging from wood, metal fabrics, and even electronics. Our technicians find ways to minimize such exposure reducing the level of damage. We use several water extractor units if there is a significant amount of standing water to quicken the process. We can also set up dehumidifiers around the facility immediately after arrival to keep humidity in check as we perform cleaning and other restoration steps.

It is not possible to salvage wall materials such as drywall and insulation significantly exposed to water. There is good news, though, because removal is only necessary for the wet sections. The removal can lead to other problems such as damaging electricity or data cables if not done correctly. When removing drywall, our technicians adjust the depth of saw blades or drill bits to ensure they do not penetrate beyond the drywall, thus eliminating the chances of cutting cables.

SERVPRO of East Central Morris County can help safeguard your premises and valuables while performing a cleanup. Call us at (973) 887-9100 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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