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Business in Yonkers, NY Calls SERVPRO After Water Damage Occurs

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Business in Yonkers, NY Calls SERVPRO After Water Damage Occurs

Plunging sub-zero temperatures followed by rapid warm-up periods can cause frozen pipes to burst. This was the case in Yonkers, New York, where a local business owner experienced pipe bursts that caused significant water damage and massive inconveniences.

Dealing with water damage from a burst pipe can be stressful, daunting, and overwhelming. It can ruin flooring, soften drywall, and damage a building's structure, making the workspaces unstable. The business owner did the right thing by making a call immediately.

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Yonkers South was at hand to quickly formulate and implement an effective commercial water damage restoration project. Herein, we will detail how SERVPRO experts helped our satisfied client mitigate further property damage and get their business operations back to normal in record time.

Arrival at the Site

We immediately dispatched our experts and technicians to conduct the initial assessment of the commercial property. By the time we arrived, the business owner had contacted the maintenance department to shut off the water and electricity mains. This is the first thing you need to do to prevent further water damage.

Our experts proceeded to conduct a thorough inspection of the property. The assessment serves to determine the source of the leaks, the extent of the water damage and help formulate the plan for commercial water damage restoration in Yonkers, NY. During our assessment, we documented all the damage for insurance claims purposes. Once we had agreed on all the aspects of the project, the restoration could commence.

The Commercial Water Damage Restoration Process

1. Clearance

The first step was removing all the valuable wet furniture, electronics, business assets, paperwork, personal items, carpeting, and upholstery from the affected areas. Some items could be salvaged or repaired, while others we had to dispose of.

2. Water Extraction

Water extraction was the next step once we had cleared the affected area. The best commercial water damage restoration in Yonkers, NY, utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to ensure property structures are dry.

SERVPRO experts used high-power pumps, industrial vacuums, and water extraction units to remove all standing water from the commercial property. Our water extraction services helped prevent critical structural damage and mold growth.

3. Drying and Dehumidifying

The next step was drying out and dehumidifying the property. Our technicians used drying systems including high-power fans, air-movers, air fans, moisture meters, and desiccants to dry the walls, ceilings, flooring, building cavities, fixtures, baseboards, paneling, and all the wet items.

We then proceeded with the dehumidifying process to eliminate any remaining moisture from the building. This process prevents the leftover moisture from settling down on building materials. SERVPRO technicians then carried out property disinfection utilizing EPA- approved sanitization and disinfection solutions.

3. The Restoration Process

The most significant component of commercial water damage restoration in Yonkers, NY, is the actual restoration. The first step in this process was to repair the burst pipes we had located during the initial assessment. SERVPRO's plumbing experts cut out and replaced the affected pipe sections, ensuring the new water pipes were well secured and not leaking.

We then began the repair reconstruction process. Our restoration professionals installed new sections of drywall, flooring, and fixtures in the affected areas. Some sections of the business space were carpeted. Our crew thoroughly cleaned and dried the carpeting, but we had to replace the carpeting in some quarters.

We also repaired and repainted several walls and ceilings that exhibited extensive water damage. Fortunately, due to quick action, we could save most of the furniture and electronics. These and all valuable business assets that we could salvage and repair were cleaned, dried, and reinstalled in their original locations. Our highly satisfied client could now resume business operations.

Frozen water pipes wreaked havoc on our client’s business in Yonkers and brought his operations to a standstill. SERVPRO’s certified professionals helped our client repair and rebuild in time and within the budget stipulated in our agreement.

If you have dealt with water damage from a burst pipe, then you know how overwhelming it can be. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with commercial water damage restoration in Yonkers, NY. SERVPRO is well-staffed, well-equipped, experienced, and available 24/7 to ensure your business is up and running in no time.

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