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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Arlington Factory Closes During Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO handled the commercial water damage cleanup after a mainline break in this Arlington property. The factory floor received a significant amount of water before the extraction efforts began by the technicians. As seen in the Before Photo, the factory owner had begun cleanup using mops and buckets, but there was far too much-standing water to accomplish this task. 

Moving Items Out of the Path of Water Damage in Arlington Business Properties

Upon arrival, SERVPRO technicians quickly scoped the property to determine the scale of the water damage and began removing equipment and articles away from the water. Items placed at floor-level get moved to shelves or other areas within the factory up and off the floor. The Before Photo shows the standing water, but articles have begun to move off the floor to make the water removal task go even faster. In many situations, the water tends to recede as rapidly as it enters a structure, but in this case, that did not occur. 

SERVPRO Uses Professional Water Removal Methods

While mops and towels may work to remove small amounts of water from a floor, this Arlington factor needed the application of professional water extraction equipment. SERVPRO technicians have access to a large number of devices that handle all types of removal needs, such as:

- Water greater than two inches in depth that requires submersible pumps

- Widespread water damage covering a large square footage area

- Weighted units for use on carpeted surfaces

Fortunately for this factory, the substrate was painted concrete, and there was no tile or laminate to come loose from water exposure. The painted concrete floor is partially porous and did absorb some of the moisture; however, the embedded vapor rose to the surface through the professional drying equipment, and the humidifiers captured it. 

Safety During Water Removal Services in Arlington

SERVPRO techs are very attentive to safety during water damage restoration services. To avoid the potential for slip and fall accidents to occur on wet floors, they rope off the work area and put up safety tape or signs as needed to alert anyone in the worksite to avoid the damp area. 

Large Amount of Drying Equipment Needed

A factory this size needs a large number of air movers and dehumidifiers to bring down the interior humidity levels rapidly. The After Photo shows a dry factory floor and surroundings. SERVPRO techs use their monitoring equipment to measure the water vapor in the air and ensure the factory stays on the quoted time service for drying. The dirt left behind on the floor will get cleaned away during the final phase of the water restoration services. The techs use various types of cleaning agents to wipe down surfaces and clean the floors, so the factory is in tip-top shape to reopen for business as usual.