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Commercial Water Removal in New Milford

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO works quickly to remove water and restore historical buildings after commercial water damage.

Preserving Historic Commercial Buildings after Water Damage

New Milford has an interesting story and is blessed with many quaint and elegant public and commercial buildings with historic pedigrees. When one of these significant buildings experiences a water event, we have the trained technicians and cutting-edge equipment to remove the moisture and dry out the structure fast.

Water damage is hazardous for any commercial building, but for the historic buildings of New Milford, water removal must occur as quickly and expertly as possible. Centuries of use and the exquisite detailing in many of the premises make these edifices very valuable indeed. The age of the structural components suggests that the damage water may do is very troubling, as most items cannot be replaced. Our focus is on restoration, making our services a good fit.

Although water removal seems straightforward, it is crucial that the equipment be top notch and in excellent repair. The operation is most efficient when the technician is trained and certified and aware of the complications an older structure may present. SERVPRO technicians undergo a rigorous training curriculum relating to water removal and applied drying. Throughout their employment with our company, all technicians continually enhance their understanding through continuing education courses. We send our employees to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, considered the determiner of the industry’s best practices.

Our crew assesses the condition of the area where standing water needs removal. We look for any structural weaknesses or other concerns. If more than two inches of water is present, pumps do the work first. Then extractors suction the rest of the visible water. Our crew members use moisture meters and scanning devices to find hidden pockets of water. No building handles pooled up water behind walls or in brickwork well, but an older space risks more because of its historic significance. Obscured water is skillfully removed by drilling holes or using wand attachments.

Then we deliver air movers and dehumidifiers to the scene, as well as heaters in some cases. Experienced SERVPRO project managers determine drying goals, and the airflow and dehumidifier settings are chosen so that the structures dry appropriately. If heat is added, the balance is reconfigured. We do not want to do further damage in our efforts to remediate.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood awaits your call, up to the challenge of restoring older commercial buildings damaged by water. Please call us at (201) 266-0482 to get the historical preservation going.

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