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Challenges During Smithtown Retail Water Damage Recovery

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Clothing on hangers in a clothing store. Water damage and Retail do not go together in Smithtown.

Smithtown we want to be there to help with your water damage. 

Shared business spaces in Smithtown make it easier for shoppers and diners to experience a variety of options without fighting traffic or wasting time. Stores and restaurants benefit from the proximity, but also risk exposure to water loss from accidents, malfunctions, and negligence occurring in neighboring spaces. When we respond to your water emergency, our investigation often extends outside of your business’s walls. 

Interspersed Plumbing and HVAC Lines

Building cavities between the walls separating retail or restaurant units contain freshwater supply and waste pipes and HVAC ductwork. A leak in one of them can affect businesses on both sides of the wall, spreading water damage throughout a Smithtown mall. Even persistent condensation issues in the heating and cooling configuration might lead to unexpected moisture issues affecting structural components and contents, including inventory, supplies, and business records.

Detection Tools 

Failure to consider the possibility that excess moisture might be migrating from other tenants’ or common areas in the shopping center interferes with effective mitigation and remediation of damage to building materials and goods in your commercial space. SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in both the expected and unexpected movement of intrusive water. We use the following equipment to locate trapped water and excess moisture to ensure the halt of progressive damage and avoidance of secondary damage from microbial growth facilitated by the dampness.

Moisture Sensor -- detects the presence of moisture, but not the amount. It helps us determine the extent of water migration.

Moisture Meter -- measures the moisture level in materials. Provides initial data for drying goals. Periodic re-metering monitors as we achieve these goals. 

Thermo-Hygrometer -- measures temperature and relative humidity. Assists as our technicians adjust airflow, heat, and dehumidification for optimal drying results.

Thermal Imaging Camera -- displays temperature variations that allow a trained technician to pinpoint hidden caches of water.

Water Removal and Drying Strategies

Once we locate hidden pooled water and map the extent of wet building materials and contents, the SERVPRO team uses some of the following techniques to remove liquid water from and dry out spaces otherwise challenging to reach.

  • Removing baseboards and drilling holes to release liquid water
  • Creating flood cuts several inches above the saturation line across all or a position of a wall
  • Using the drilled holes and cuts to permit extraction and drying equipment to gain access to the building cavities for water mitigation and remediation

Call SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown at (631) 265-9200 for an assessment and project plan for your water-damaged business. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, available to set up a consultation 24/7, 365 days a year.

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