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Can My Business Be Restored After a Flood?

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

moisture meter SERVPRO Extracts Floodwaters from Walton County Business Buildings--and Ensures No Secondary Water Damage by Careful Calculations

For Professional Restoration in Walton County, Call SERVPRO

It’s a Small Operation, Can You Still Help Me?

No matter if it is a small café or a large restaurant, SERVPRO response teams have you covered when it comes to remediating commercial flood damage in Walton County

What Tools Do Response Teams Use to Find Residual Floodwater?

Once the affected areas in your Destin shop have been inspected for safe access, water extraction is the top priority. After the standing water has been pumped or vacuumed out, then we can begin checking for hidden moisture pockets.

  • Moisture Sensors detect water in carpets and pads. Probes determine if the water is present and also penetrate underneath to see if the flooding penetrated the sub-floor. Sensors do not measure the exact amount of water, but the visual and audio responses blink and beep faster the more water there is present.
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras find moisture in material like wood, ceiling tiles, and drywall. They quickly show how far the water has penetrated through the building. For example, the infrared images can reveal if floodwater that came in under a door has soaked only wall panels near the entryway or if it has gone much further into the kitchen or even through into the dining area by showing the temperature differences, not actual water.
  • Moisture Meters measure the actual water content. Restoration teams usually have meters calibrated for wood and other building material like drywall. The numbers provide a baseline for technicians to determine what equipment is needed and how long it may take to complete drying material or if too damaged for restoration.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers measure the temperature and humidity of the air in each room. Team members use them to determine a safe, baseline level in unaffected areas to use in the affected areas and the HVAC ducts. We work hard to restore a balanced Relative Humidity to your workplace by first establishing the Specific Humidity.

Does Anything Else Happen During the Inspection?

SERVPRO technicians arrive on each site with the equipment needed to begin removing standing water and debris left by the flood. Once the inspection is completed, we use this information to determine the equipment, cleaning agents, and the time needed to finish restoring your business.

To schedule a service call, contact SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746 today.

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