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SERVPRO Provides Reliable Water Restoration Services in Jamestown

12/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Combating Water Damage from HVAC on Jamestown Premises

There are many possible causes of water damage in commercial buildings, one being an improperly maintained HVAC unit. The HVAC system is an invaluable part of any retail space as it controls the quality and temperature of the air in buildings. However, a damaged HVAC system can lead to extensive water damage over time. Common causes of HVAC moisture damage include frozen evaporator coils, clogged drains, and improperly connected pipes.

Rapid water restoration in Jamestown businesses premises is vital to minimize the loss. If the cleanup process does not start immediately, water begins to evaporate. The air absorbs the evaporated water redistributing the moisture to hygroscopic materials such as ceiling tiles and drywall. The result is secondary damage that can intensely increase the claims from the insurer. SERVPRO understands you want to stay open and works around your schedule, helping you keep your downtime to a minimum.

Some examples of secondary damage include:

  • Mold infestation
  • Hardwood floors begin to buckle
  • Sheetrock and plaster sag and crack
  • Vinyl loosens from the floor

Drying Structural Components After Moisture Damage

You can expect varying damage depending on where the unit is located. Ground-floor systems ruin flooring materials, carpets, and drywall, while second-story units can leak, causing ceiling damage. It can lead to replacing flooring and drywall, an expensive prospect that SERVPRO professionals strive to prevent.

Proper restoration steps:

  • Extract
  • Remove
  • Evaporate and dehumidify
  • Disinfect

We use commercial-grade pumps and vacuums to extract water from the floor, carpet, and furniture. Wood framing, drywall, and subfloors become saturated with moisture and should be dried quickly to minimize mold growth. SERVPRO professionals typically use industrial air movers, which are much more powerful, speeding up the evaporation process. However, evaporation increases humidity levels, so it is vital to remove air moisture. For such, our crews set up industrial dehumidifiers.

With trained and certified professionals, SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean provides timely and efficient water restoration to business owners. Call us at (716) 338-4901 to quickly dry out your premises. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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