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When Raw Materials In Your Red Wing Factory Are Damp, Don't Wait To Call The Professionals At SERVPRO

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Raw Materials In Your Red Wing Factory Are Damp, Don't Wait To Call The Professionals At SERVPRO Water vapor condenses on surfaces throughout your factory, and mold spores also find their way into already existing air currents.

Damp Raw Materials Can Lead To Commercial Mold Damage In Factories In Red Wing

The quality of your products dramatically depends on the condition and quality of the raw materials you use in your Red Wing factory's production lines. Goods that arrive damaged because of lapses in circumstances that let your shipment get rained or snowed on during transport might not ever make it to the assembly line.

However, keeping these raw materials, even if never used, might cause problems for you later, including the development of mold damage inside your Red Wings facility. Because moisture always travels to drier conditions, any moisture that ruined your raw materials during shipment steadily evaporates into the air.

Water vapor condenses on surfaces throughout your factory, and mold spores also find their way into already existing air currents. These spores waste no time in activating and starting their growth cycles. Not only do the raw materials start to get moldy, but various locations in your factory also seem to be suffering from mold infestation, too.

SERVPRO wants to do everything possible to make your factory's interior “Like it never even happened.” While there are several steps in achieving this for you, the first is to reverse the problem. We first check your entire facility with our thermal imaging devices. These small machines visibly reveal where water vapor has condensed, allowing us to concentrate our efforts in these areas and mitigate mold damage before it starts or shortly soon after. We use powerful desiccant machines because they are significantly effective at stripping the air of excess water vapor.

On metal or vinyl surfaces, a solid wipe-down with an antimicrobial cleanser often kills mold growing there, but the spores can set up new colonies. Other areas, such as office spaces, locker rooms, and lobbies often contain softer materials in their furnishings. These more porous items can also become moldy. Lowering the amount of water vapor helps but we need to do more to resolve the problem before mold damage can cause permanent problems. We use specialized techniques learned during IICRC training that eliminates these spores from upholstery, office dividers, and window dressings. While the initial incident may have been contained inside your factory, microscopic spores can spread unhindered in the air and on either people's clothing or inanimate objects.

SERVPRO of Cannon Valley works in Kasson, Zumbrota, and Warsaw, helping other businesses maintain safe working conditions for their employees. Mold damage affects not only factories but can also cause health effects in people. Prevent both by calling us at (507) 334-2565 as soon as you detect the presence of mold.

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When a Water Event Interrupts Your Northfield Office Workday

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When a Water Event Interrupts Your Northfield Office Workday SERVPRO knows how important it is to keep your business up and running. Call us when you experience a water emergency at your office.

Protecting your Northfield Office Building from Water Damages

Your Northfield office stands as a hub of the company, packed with a bustle of employees throughout the day and night, and it is stocked through multiple storage areas with hard copies of client agreements, essential documents, and sensitive information. Managing a facility like this requires everything to be in its place and running at optimal levels, which can get derailed quickly with a situation like a water loss incident. While undoubtedly your facility has custodians on staff to handle messes and general cleanup, these individuals often lack the advanced equipment necessary to eliminate harmful water loss effects as efficiently as your building requires.

From a leaking supply line to one of the toilets in the restrooms to a faulty HVAC system, water damages to your Northfield office must get addressed quickly to prevent degradation of the property, its essential and sensitive contents, and to protect the ability of your business to continue forward. Our SERVPRO professionals can accurately determine the full extent of the damage to your office building and determine the best approach to remove the present moisture and dampness as quickly as possible.

Pack-outs are a mitigation process that ensures that at-risk contents get removed promptly from the premises and stored where air-bound moisture and damp construction materials cannot affect them. From the computer systems in the affected area to the storage of your sensitive data on hard copies in the storage areas of the building, our SERVPRO technicians can work immediately to preserve these essential items from water damage.

Advanced equipment like our ROVER extractor can quickly remove saturation from short pile carpeting you likely find throughout the primary areas of your office building. This machine forces moisture to the surface for removal by an attached vacuum and discharge hose.

Our professionals can appreciate being available to our customers, and that is why our rapid response team is available 24/7 to work efficiently to limit the time you have to be away from yours. Give our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley technicians a call anytime at (507) 334-2565.

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What to Avoid When Remediating Northfield Water Damage

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Avoid When Remediating Northfield Water Damage Finding water damage has seeped into your walls can be disconcerting. Contact SERVPRO immediately for effective remediation.

Special Care for Walls When Mitigating Commercial Water Damage in Northfield

Walls may act as the barrier protecting spilled water from spreading all over property especially if any openings such as doorways are adequately sealed. However, this does not mean that they are immune to the damages caused by the water. Most leakage in commercial spaces might originate from the walls leading to massive damages. Restoring your Northfield workspace to preloss conditions is easier if you take the right steps when restoring wall damage.
 
The type of wall finish might determine the restorations steps taken during commercial water damage in Northfield. Gloss or semi-gloss paints prevent free moisture movement, so walls with such paints take longer to dry compared to those finished with flat paint. Such extra time can create room for other issues such as mold to develop. Our SERVPRO technicians are usually equipped with enough air movers and dehumidifiers to intensify drying efforts. The extra resources cut down the time it takes to dry the walls with a gloss finish.
 
Depending on how long the walls remain exposed to water, there is a possibility of loosening drywall. Extended exposure also damages exterior walls with fiberglass insulation. A straightforward remedy for such situations is increasing the amount of airflow in the wall cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians do this by drilling holes at the top of the wall.
 
Vinyl covered walls which are common in many commercial establishment present particular challenges when affected by water. The vinyl wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier presenting easy transfer of moisture. Running a dehumidifier alone in the room is not likely to produce positive results. Our SERVPRO technicians can remove the base molding and drill holes forcing air into the wall cavities to dry the wall and save the wallpaper. We can also remove the wallpaper after discussing with your adjuster.
 
Sometimes the problem is not removal but failure to detect excess moisture. This situation mostly happens on vinyl-covered walls or laminated surfaces. If such moisture is left unaddressed, other problems like rot and mold infestations occur. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrating probes to check moisture levels removing excess residue moisture.
 
Proper mitigation of water loss should restore walls to preloss conditions. Call SERVPRO of Cannon Valley to assist. You can reach us at (507) 334-2565 any day.

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