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How Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Montgomery Dries Your Property's Exterior Walls

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Montgomery Dries Your Property's Exterior Walls Apart from extracting the water from your building, there are additional problems such as mold damage and odors that result if you fail to act.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Professionals offering commercial water damage restoration services face unique challenges when drying your property. Apart from extracting the water from your building, there are additional problems such as mold damage and odors that result if you fail to act as soon as possible. In this post, we look at the various procedures we follow when drying exterior walls and cinder blocks when such incidents arise in Montgomery.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that the insulation on the exterior walls of your Montgomery property can make commercial water damage difficult. It is because there is a reduced air circulation in the wall cavities, which increases the drying time. Even though the time the structure takes to dry increases, it is a cheaper option when compared to removing and replacing coverings such as sheetrock.

Since you are running a business, we might consider the extended drying time option to avoid interrupting the normal operations of your business. We prefer this as an option if we are handling a clean water event on a building with fiberglass insulation. To enhance air circulation within the wall cavity, we can drill holes at the top and bottom of the walls.

To dry a block structure, our SERVPRO technicians begin by looking at the open cell's contents. With time, the cells might hold some quantity of moisture or water - this happens when they equalize with the surrounding environmental conditions. The procedures we use to handle blocks with paint are different from what we use when dealing with the unpainted ones. Semi-gloss or gloss paint can reduce the rate of moisture transfer from the block wall's interior to exterior since they are moisture barriers.

If we are dealing with mortar walls, we can drill holes around the bottom region. These holes are easy to patch once the drying process is complete. Our SERVPRO team can use a nonpenetrating moisture meter to know whether drying is complete. All our operations are as per the local and state regulations.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is an industry leader in fire, water, form, and mold remediation. Call our team at (334) 284-1612 at any time of the day and let us return your property to its preloss state.

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