Do you Struggle With Water Damage on Your Duluth Property?
Remediating Water Damage in the Duluth Area
With the recent changes in the economy, Duluth residents are taking the risk and starting their businesses. Many are repurposing closed properties as their new place of business. That can save start-up owners higher rents, but when a plumbing failure happens, it can shut down the new business permanently unless they can quickly repair the damage.
In this situation, remediating Duluth water damage means speed. For SERVPRO, that means removing the water with pumps and extraction wands is only the beginning. The key tasks for us are to lower the inside humidity and dry the facility as rapidly as possible without accidentally causing secondary damage.
Our technicians start by setting up dehumidifiers. The industrial machines we use can remove 25 gallons of water from the surrounding air each day, depending on how much moisture is present. To augment their effectiveness, we also set up box fans at the entrances and exits to pull the damp air inside and force out it of the building.
With the devices in place, SERVPRO team members begin drying the floor and walls. They finish the floor with mops and squeegees to push any trace amounts of water off the surface and out the nearest door. To speed up the process, they also install air movers at key points to direct warm, dry air across floors. We use the same devices to force air across walls and other surfaces to force out moisture, so it is either captured by the dehumidifiers or drawn outside by the fans.
At the same time, other team members examine building material for damage. If there are any drywall or sheetrock panels, we recommend replacing them if they have already begun crumbling while still in place on the wall framing.
If wood support structures were affected, it might be necessary for our restoration specialists to sand down surfaces that cracked or split due to the excessive water. For interior wall framing, we can replace damaged pieces. If major supports were affected, the business owner needs to bring in a general contractor.
As a locally owned office, SERVPRO of The Twin Ports understands the needs of small and large businesses to stay open for every customer. If you need our services, call us today at (218) 727-2575. We are here for you.
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