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What If Water Removal Causes Additional Damage at My Bronx Business?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Fast Water Removal in the Bronx Is a Must for Businesses -- If Strategies for Efficient Extraction Result in Structural Damage SERVPRO Anticipates the Problem and Has a Solution Ready.

It is very common for water losses in Bronx businesses to involve considerable migration of fluids into porous building materials and cavities. Just because the water seems to have disappeared does not mean that progressive deterioration and secondary damage are not continuing unseen. Spaces between walls, over ceilings, and in various recesses become containers for water that needs release and extraction.

What Strategies Do Professional Restorers Use to Access Water Behind, Under, and Above Structural Components?

If water removal in your Bronx jewelry store requires extraction of trapped water, strategies we use start with the least disruptive. Listed below are some approaches that increase in disruption of the affected building materials.

Removal of Toe Kicks

Your display counters might rest on wooden supports, the front of which can be pried out without permanent damage to allow the release of water and enhanced airflow during structural drying.

“Injectidry” Type Systems for Floors and Under Baseboards

If water percolated through hardwood floor strips or planks or is caught behind the ball at baseboard level, negative air pressure suction systems work to pull that fluid out. Floor mats lie flat on the hardwood and attach to hoses linked to an extractor to remove water from several flooring layers. Similarly, the baseboards can be pried off, small holes cut, and the hoses inserted to suction liquid water. Changing the air pressure to positive forces warm air through later to facilitate drying.

Weep Holes and Flood Cuts

When water causes surfaces to bulge, SERVPRO technicians punch weep holes to release the water carefully, in a controlled manner. Suppose walls are damp and deteriorating from the base up. In that case, we might recommend a flood cut, the drywall sawn several inches above the waterline, and removed for fast water extractions and more effective drying.

Who Takes on Responsibility for Build Back of Structural Altered During Water Removal?

Our carpenters and other construction division workers help with the controlled demolition for water release. They then return to reconstruct any portions of your store that have permanent damage from the water removal facilitation.

SERVPRO of South Bronx offers wrap-around water removal and rebuilding solutions for local businesses. Call us at (347) 590-9902 for an evaluation and a detailed restoration plan.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 2077660-DCA

Mold Remediation: 01295

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