Is There A Need for Other Processes After Extracting Water from an Office?
SERVPRO Provides Complete Flood Extraction Solutions in South Kingston Commercial Establishments
Flooding incidents are significantly inconveniencing since they leave offices inoperable until all the intruding water is extracted. Suppose the flooding at your South Kingstown office involves clean water, such as rainwater from a leaky roof or an improperly sealed window. In that case, you might expect a resumption of operations after extracting all the standing water.
Which situations can complicate flood extraction in South Kingstown offices?
- Water seeping below tiles
- Water intrusion into wall cavities
- Absorption of water by porous contents
Even though the water pooling on surfaces such as floors might appear static, that is rarely the case since moisture migrates continuously. Floors made from non-porous materials such as tiles can mislead you to think that extraction is a sufficient response for commercial flooding in South Kingstown. However, water can seep below the surface through the tile joints. Leaving such water unaddressed can cause significant problems later.
Our SERVPRO crews use specialized approaches to remove water trapped below tile surfaces. For instance, we use drying mats, which create a vacuum seal with the floor surface allowing an extraction tool to suck the water trapped beneath.
How often does floodwater reach wall spaces or other cavities?
Whether you need to remove water from wall cavities after a flooding incident depends on many factors, including:
- The period water sits in the property
- The point of intrusion
- The amount of water involved
When water sits in a property for extended periods, it can easily find a way into hidden areas. Our SERVPRO teams try to prevent this by responding to calls within a few hours, the same day of the incident. Sometimes it is inevitable for water to filter into cavities. For instance, an intrusion from an elevated position readily drips water into wall spaces. Our technicians help remove such water faster by drilling weep holes at the bottom of the wall. We also have wall ventilation systems that help dry the wall materials after extracting the water.
SERVPRO of Washington County has the best resources to handle flooding. Call us at (401) 315-2337. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.