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Want your Doors Open for Business? After a Water Loss in Los Gatos Call SERVPRO for Immediate Help

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Kingly Service to Los Gatos Commercial Water Damaged Properties

How to Deal with Commercial Water Damage in Los Gatos Effectively

Water damage in a commercial establishment can happen instantly if plumbing lines burst. It might also develop slowly over time if a small leak is not detected. While a slow drip might seem like the better evil, such cases lead to microbial growth which has longer-term implications. With the help of a professional restorer, it is possible to deal with any case of water loss in your Los Gatos establishment.
 
Dealing with commercial water damage in Los Gatos always involves some degree of urgency. This is an immediate need, unlike personal property where it is only a matter of inconveniences. Losing customers to competitors due to downtime caused by flooded premises can have lasting repercussions. SERVPRO understands this which is why we send teams with enough human resources and equipment to deal with the problem swiftly.
 
Effective restoration works based on the ability to establish and deal with the source of the water, and then dry any standing water fast enough before other problems arise. The equipment used affects the speed of water extraction. For example, truck mounted extractors are better for larger pools of water. These extractors are also independently powered, so the risk of using power from the mains in a flooded property is negated. Various sections of the property might also require different types of equipment. For example, the extraction wand used in carpeted areas should be different from what is used on wooden floors to avoid damaging these surfaces. With access to a broader range of equipment, our SERVPRO technicians choose the best ones to suit the kind of loss in your property. All drying areas are monitored against established baseline measurements with moisture meters until the goals have been achieved.
 
Proper restoration of affected items is essential. While replacement is necessary for some, many can be restored to preloss condition through cleaning and drying. Such restoration can help shield your business from unnecessary costs and closures. Our SERVPRO team inspects the afflicted areas to establish what is possible to salvage. For wet carpets, the only requirement is thorough cleaning and drying. However, if a glue-down carpet is removed to allow proper drying of the affected area, it cannot be reinstalled. Wooden floors can be saved through proper drying which involves applying airflow above and beneath the wood floor. Veneer hardwood flooring is harder to save.
 
Taking the right steps reduces the downtime your business suffers. Call SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno for assistance. You can reach us at (408) 600-2020.

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