What Items are Most Vulnerable to Water Damage in Hotels? | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn
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Flooding of any kind spells big trouble for businesses. Unfortunately, some buildings are at more risk than others. Hotels are substantially more vulnerable, for example, because they rely very heavily on their water supply.
Wherever there is a shower, sink, or toilet, there is a danger of commercial water damage in Pleasant Hill. The good news is that SERVPRO has the right tools and techniques to chase water damage right out of your business.
Keep reading for information on the most vulnerable areas of your hotel and why our technicians make them a priority.
Usually, the most costly form of damage after flooding in a hotel is to carpets, curtains, and other soft furnishings. If there are several rooms on the ground floor, there is likely to be water intrusion in all or most of them.
Replacing all carpets is expensive, so our technicians try to dry and clean them if the liquid is Category One or Two. Sewage and liquids containing toxic chemicals render carpets unusable. They require speedy disposal for safety reasons.
In most cases, carpets are dried using dehumidifiers. Depending on the size of the rooms, SERVPRO activates 1-2 machines in each. The restoration team closely monitors how much moisture is extracted to reach the optimal relative humidity level.
Wallpaper and Paint
The other big problem after flooding is water stains in ground floor rooms. They typically only extend a few centimeters above the ground but are unsightly and require attention. If the plasterboard has been heavily saturated, we may need to cut the bottom section away.
It is replaced after the repair team has dried out the interior wall cavity. Stubborn watermarks are easy to cover with paint. We also make sure to seal the stains first so that no moisture rises through the new paint and becomes visible again.
Wallpaper tends to warp and become unusable upon contact with water. Normally, we recommend stripping damaged pieces and replacing them. It makes it easier to dry out the materials underneath, and we can arrange for a contractor to do the job for you.
At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, no job is too big to handle. We help businesses of all sizes to rescue their assets from water damage. Call us 24/7 at (770) 709-3266 for emergency repairs and restoration.