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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Rapid response can mean the difference between restore vs. replace

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

The first few hours after a commercial water damage can be the most vital. Rapid response will many times be the determining factoring between restoring and replacing. The photo captioned is what the employees of this office building saw when they came into work one morning. A quick call to SERVPRO of The Main Line and a crew was on their way. Clean up began with extraction of carpets.  Other crew members moved and blocked contents.  Even more crew members removed the vinyl cove base and drill holes in the lower drywall to allow airflow to more efficiently dry the walls. Holes are always punched below the trim line to allow for the new trim to cover the holes. Drying equipment was set up by a manager as he walked through to ensure nothing was overlooked and properly document the job for the insurance company. The SERVPRO team came in like a wave, just as the water did a few hours before.

Job timeline:

  • The water damage was discovered on a Friday morning at 6:00 AM.
  • The crew arrived at 7:45 AM.
  • The work was completed by Friday evening at 6:30 PM.
  • Crew returned Saturday and Sunday to take moisture readings and re position drying equipment for optimal drying.
  • Crew arrived 6:00 AM Monday to install new cove base and remove equipment.
  • By Monday 9:00 AM, the property was put back together and it was business as usual for this company. Employees that had off that Friday never even knew anything had happened!

If you have a water damage in your commercial property, remember that a quick response from SERVPRO of The Main Line can make the difference from a inconvenient weekend to weeks of construction and loss of use.  Call us today to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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