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Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation In Farmington

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation In Farmington Can Include Restoring Various Types Of Flooring

During the wintertime in the Farmington region, snowfall and cold temperatures can plague your neighborhood. During severe winter weather, your furniture store could suffer from commercial flood damage due to a variety of causes. For example, a heavy snowstorm can cause deep amounts to build up outside your store's building, and then when it melts, excessive moisture can enter your structure. Cold temperatures can also cause the H2O in your pipes to freeze.

The main problem when mitigating commercial flood damage inside your Farmington furniture store is that they can contain a large variety of products made from different materials. For example, some furniture stores are divided in sections that are made to mimic different rooms inside the average house. Your store might contain parts that are set up to portray living room areas that contain porous materials such as carpets and couches. Then, there could be other aisles in your store that have tile floors or linoleum and are set up like an average kitchen or bathroom.

When water enters your building after a cold spell due to snow melting or a pipe freezing and breaking, all of the different types of flooring present inside your store could have got negatively affected. Whenever a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO arrives at your place of business, we start by inspecting your entire store to figure out where the moisture traveled inside your building. We can use moisture sensors to test and see if carpets and other flooring materials got wet. We can also use a hygrometer to test the humidity levels to see if your products that didn't come into direct contact with moisture are at risk.

The first step our SERVPRO technicians always take when mitigating moisture-related issues is to extract as much H2O as we can while it is still liquid. If there are more than two inches of standing water, we can use a submersible pump to pull all of the moisture into one of your sewage drains. If there is moisture sitting on top of hard-surfaced floors such as wood, tile, or linoleum, we can extract the liquid H2O by using a mop or a squeegee. If any of your store's carpets got wet, we can use a heavy-duty extractor to vacuum the moisture out of the fabric.

If your furniture store ever suffers from issues created after a cold spell or winter snowstorm, call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 24/7.

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