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Challenges to Expect When Addressing Water Damage in Fort Lauderdale

4/7/2024 (Permalink)

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How Time, Infrastructure, and Water Volumes Affect Water Restoration

Fort Lauderdale, or the “Venice of America” due to its numerous waterways, is famous for many reasons, including its stunning beaches with clear waters and soft sands. The city of 181,668 has a vibrant cultural scene with several museums, art galleries, and theaters. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is particularly popular for concerts, ballets, and Broadway shows. Notable local events include the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Tortuga Music Festival, and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Any water damage incident affecting Fort Lauderdale is a challenging situation. However, such a broad statement does little to prepare you for the specific things you must address to restore your workplace to its preloss state. SERVPRO® has significant experience handling such incidents, which helps anticipate and overcome challenges.

Likely challenges after workplace water damage

  • Time sensitivity
  • Overwhelming amounts of water
  • Complex infrastructure

Time is a serious concern when water is involved. The longer materials and contents are exposed to moisture, the more they deteriorate. You might notice swelling, discoloration, and unpleasant odors. Another aspect of time is interference with operations since the longer wet materials, slick surfaces, and other hazards remain unresolved, the more your regular work piles up. In the case of products for sale like clothing or furniture, losses may close the business. SERVPRO looks for ways to expedite the process, like using vacuum extractors to remove water faster.

If the water intrusion is significant, such as an overnight pipe leak, you face a considerable removal process, which can take several hours. The drying process may take days since porous and semi-porous materials absorb the spilled water. SERVPRO combines different techniques to facilitate faster drying. When we set up air movers around your premises, we facilitate faster evaporation. We also have LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air.

Another challenging aspect is dealing with complex infrastructure while addressing water damage. The pipes leaking the water may be deeply embedded within wall or ceiling cavities where electrical systems or air ducts run, complicating locating and stopping leaks. When SERVPRO handles the process, we can use thermal cameras to trace moisture sources.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North promptly responds to water damage, helping you overcome challenges and restore preloss conditions. Our business is to keep your business open. Call (954) 733-1006. 

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