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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Clearing Water Damage from a Lake Worth Office

One of the most valued traits of restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team with Lake Worth properties is a prompt response amid an emergency. When this office space you see in the Before and After Photo experienced a leaking pipe, a broad area of the building was introduced to surface water concerns. Pooling on the floors, as you see in the first image, spread fast, requiring efficient water removal services to address.

Clearing Contents from the Office

The Before Photo showed the conditions when our SERVPRO team arrived at the Lake Worth office before removing the affected furniture like the chairs in the foreground and the desks and paperwork also seen in the image. Relocating electronics was also a concern in this case, as the excessive moisture present could have destroyed these items. Any of these removed items or instruments would get returned to the property following water damage remediation.

Water Removal Options for this Lake Worth Office

Standing water was not a substantial concern in this situation, as much of the immediate water damage was absorbed by the porous carpet material. After water service was temporarily suspended to make the appropriate repairs, evaluations of the incident showed where truck-mount pumps with attachments and weighted extraction approaches could be the most beneficial for the property. With this confined space, stationary stand-on units were ideal for forcing moisture to the surface for extraction without requiring the carpet to be pulled from the tack strips and dried elsewhere.

Repairing Ceiling and Plumbing

While you cannot see it in the Before Photo, which focuses on the damage to the flooring, the origins of the water damage in this office space came through the ceiling materials after a plumbing breach. With a general contractor license, our SERVPRO professionals could quickly identify the damaged points and reinstall discarded ceiling tiles and repair the damage to pipes in the plumbing network compromised by the loss incident.

The Drying Process 

With much of the water damage contained to the carpeting materials, the process for drying this office space was straightforward for our technicians. Despite the damage that standing water could do to carpets and flooring, the efficient extraction process left are professionals able to strategically place heated air movers and industrial grade dehumidification equipment to promote efficient and thorough evaporation of the carpets and other exposed materials. The use of a desiccant dehumidifier reintroduced dry air into the workspace while simultaneously eliminating collected moisture.

Cleaning the Carpet for a Final Touch

One of the final things that our SERVPRO team did to improve the look and the function of this formerly damaged office space was to clean the carpets. This short pile carpeting material often requires bonnet cleaning approaches to introduce hot water rapidly and extract it quickly to dislodge and remove soils trapped in the fibers. From the Before Photo to the After Photo of the Lake Worth property, you can see the pattern vibrancy now that the carpet has been dried and cleaned professionally.