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Seattle Home Units Benefit from Rapid SERVPRO Response to Mitigate Water Damage

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

copper piping Leaks and Water Damage--Any Ordinary Occurance in Seattle-With Extraordinary Restoration by SERVPRO

Isolating Water Damage Can Restore Seattle Apartments Faster

Concentrated efforts pinpoint specific problems in Seattle apartments to help reduce loss and effects on adjoining units. Because plumbing piped throughout apartment complexes often gets installed in shared walls to service both apartments simultaneously, the results from breaches in this network are that more than one residence may be considerably damaged by these circumstances. A fast response is not always enough to fully protect the property, but containment and isolation protocols can reduce damages and help to make drying and cleaning more efficient.

Much like establishing staging areas that help keep all necessary drying and extraction tools in a nearby space to increase efficiency, our containment protocol is also ideal for water damage in Seattle apartments. With many units featuring an open floor plan to maximize available space for the tenant, this design also puts more of your belongings and structural elements at risk for flowing water after a loss incident. 

Containment involves several moving parts, so our SERVPRO team can work shortly after initial scoping and assessment to begin this process. The scoping of the work to get done helps our project manager and crew chiefs effectively relay to our field technicians the parameters of the work area so that we can set up barriers using thick 6mil plastic sheeting. We can erect these containment areas with tension poles to make a large room smaller, thus reducing the size and time required for treatment.

The isolating of the saturated damage area helps to maximize the efforts of axial air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers after extraction completes within these structural cavities. We can work with all customers affected or with the complex's property management to coordinate efforts and remove moisture and dampness spreading out from the plumbing damage simultaneously. Because of how saturated elements in these situations can become, exposed frameworks and supports can get sprayed with antimicrobial solutions and mold inhibitors to prevent microorganisms from colonizing in this vulnerable region. 

Though plumbing breaches can leave you contending with a high volume of water in a short period, our SERVPRO of Central Seattle team can show you that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can help you dry up the damage and get your apartment back to preloss condition. Give us a call today at (206) 282-9500.

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