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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Tackles Standing Water Removal in Smithtown Office Building

The video gives a glimpse of the detailed methods SERVPRO uses when handling commercial water removal. This Smithtown office building had standing water on the carpet, and the SERVPRO technician uses a weighted extractor head to push the maximum amount of moisture to the surface where the wand collects it. It is not uncommon for SERVPRO techs to do multiple passes over the same spot to ensure the carpet gets left with as little residual moisture as possible to lessen the time needed to dry the area. 

Equipment for Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Smithtown Properties

After a water damage event, a common concern of most business owners occurs how long the restoration services will take. Each case is unique and depends on the scale of the damage, how long the water degraded, and the type of water affecting the structure. For example, a sewage cleanup in a business property can take longer due to the extra disinfection steps needed than a wet carpet extraction and drying in a reception area from burst pipes in a Smithtown property. Fortunately, SERVPRO can handle water damage restoration in local commercial properties 24/7, including weekends and holidays, so there is never a delay in the water removal and cleanup. 

The portable pump used by the SERVPRO technician in the video is one of the most commonly used extraction devices because of its ability to get into tight spots and the sheer pulling power for moisture removal. If the carpet in this Smithtown office had a thicker pile or the damage was more widespread, SERVPRO technicians may have used their ride-on Rover extractors that use the weight of the technician to assist in the water removal from the carpet. 

Drying the Smithtown Office After Water Removal Services

Before setting up their drying equipment, SERVPRO technicians take air moisture readings from the surrounding areas that do not have any water damage to ascertain what the normal readings are for humidity. Typically drying goals are set for under 50% to inhibit the potential for mold growth. SERVPRO technicians bring multiple units of both extraction and drying equipment to ensure that the worksite can get dried as rapidly as possible so the office can reopen for business as usual and limit the time closed. 

Once the hallway in the Smithtown office confirms as dry, SERVPRO technicians take readings from the walls and baseboards to ensure that no residual moisture is wicked into them. This eliminates the potential for any issues from moisture remaining in the structure. The technicians take multiple readings to be certain drying goals were met before they move on to the final step of the water damage restoration process.

Cleaning a Smithtown Office for Reopening 

Water has its own unique, musty odor, and no one wants to come to work in a smelly office. To prevent this, SERVPRO technicians ensure the property is dry and then hand clean surfaces with their deodorizing cleaning agents to ensure there are no signs, either visual or olfactory, that water damage occurred in this Smithtown business.