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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Structural Damages that can Affect Almost Any Office in Santa Rosa Beach

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Gets Your Water Damaged Business Going Again

Office buildings and environments vary wildly in style, layout, materials, and structural specifications, making some blanket assumptions about water damage difficult to justify in every scenario. Most office buildings luckily fit into a few key profiles. Still, we can only really know what treatments will be necessary once our technicians are on-site and examine the damage. However, here are some of the most common structural issues we remedy in an office setting.

Water Removal from Carpeting

Most offices have at least some carpeting in them, which is, unfortunately, one of the most vulnerable targets in Santa Rosa Beach commercial water damage cases. Carpeting quickly absorbs water and warps once dried out, often tearing apart and off tack strips that hold it down. Although most types of flooring are vulnerable to flood damage and water damage in general, carpeting is salvaged less often than other types. However, in many cases, rugs and carpets not fixed to the floor may be easier to restore.

Wood Supports with Water Damage

In some flooding cases, wooden supports and columns can present a severe safety hazard. If not dealt with carefully, these may fail, triggering a partial or full collapse. This is especially prevalent in older buildings, where waterproof materials and resistant laminates are less common. Wood is also highly susceptible to mold damage and must be treated accordingly to stop growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can deal with mold remediation.

Foundational Water Damage

Perhaps the most consistent feature among office buildings is the presence of a solid foundation. During a water incident, a foundation may end up taking on accidental water damage, especially if previous issues had existed. If not correctly dealt with, these problems could potentially lead to a total collapse. Fast water extraction and damage assessment are key in ensuring these issues don't blow up into larger ones.

Quick to respond to any disaster, SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is ready when you need us most. If your office has taken on water damage, please contact us as soon as possible at (850) 267-0746.

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