Water Cleanup After a Leak in an Indianapolis Office Building
Leaks Require Several Types of Water Cleanup
Water restoration and cleanup are vital to keeping businesses going after emergencies like leaks and plumbing breaks. There are several critical points that we focus on during initial mitigation and restoration, including:
- Standing water
- Trapped water
- Ruined materials
- Surface cleaning
Removing Standing Water
Surface extraction is one of the first significant steps of water cleanup for Indianapolis office buildings. Multi-story structures present an obstacle, however. High-pressure pumps and wet vacuums are trusted solutions when water damage occurs several stories from the ground.
Water Caught in Porous Materials
Saturation is another concern for office buildings, especially for materials like carpeting in the main workspaces in the structure. This flooring can rapidly be overwhelmed and fully saturated, making it vital for our SERVPRO team to introduce carpet wands and weighted extractors to preserve this carpeting if possible.
Sagging or Collapsed Bulk Elements
Leaks and burst pipes in the drop ceiling where plumbing can be hidden can result in many ruined building materials. Not only can the force of this burst damage or destroy the thin framing of a drop ceiling, but individual tiles become quickly oversaturated and ruined. SERVPRO must collect and discard any ruined elements from the property to prepare the building for needed reconstruction after drying.
Cleaning Affected Surfaces
Cleanup can mean the removal of residues and soil deposits after prolonged water exposure or just ensuring that impacted items like desks and furniture are cleaned individually. Protecting sensitive surfaces from developing mold colonies is critical, so part of the surface treatment we can provide includes microbial inhibitors.
Water mitigation and restoration are especially critical in Indianapolis's many multi-story office buildings. The city's structures rely on the fast response and experience of our SERVPRO of Indianapolis South team. Give us a call when you need us at (317) 784-3008.