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Oak Ridge Businesses Turn to SERVPRO for Water Cleanup

4/30/2023 (Permalink)

a flooded office with furniture floating around Dealing with excess water at your business location can certainly help to prevent any secondary damage such as mold. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Water Cleanup to Oak Ridges Commercial Properties

Water damage to a commercial property can catch business owners off guard. If water cleanup in your Oak Ridge commercial space does not happen fast, it can have a lasting impact on the aesthetics and structural integrity of the building. Professionals like SERVPRO can restore your property to its former glory as quickly as possible with minimal effect on the business proceedings. 

SERVPRO techs use a multi-faceted approach during the water cleanup of your Oak Ridge commercial space. The immediate goal of the restorers is to remove any standing water, followed by drying the structure as quickly as possible to limit the extent of the damage. 

Water Damage Repairs of Different Materials 

Moisture interacts differently with different materials. According to the IICRC S500 guidelines, permeability and porosity are the two factors that describe the interaction between moisture and materials. 

Highly permeable materials allow the water to move through them faster but are also quick to dry. Porosity, on the other hand, describes the number of void spaces within the material. SERVPRO techs encounter the following three types of materials in water-damaged commercial buildings-

  • Porous materials like carpet and gypsum board absorb moisture quicker and support microbial growth. SERVPRO techs focus on drying these materials as quickly as possible. 
  • Semi-porous materials like unfinished wood, brick, and concrete absorb moisture slowly. SERVPRO techs use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers to dry these structures. 
  • Non-porous materials like glass and metal are of the least concern during water restoration as they don’t absorb water. 

How SERVPRO Techs Speed Up the Drying?

SERVPRO techs understand how moisture reacts with different types of material and create ideal drying conditions depending on the type of material involved. We use state-of-the-art equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers to control the humidity and speed up the drying. 

Call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015. Remember, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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