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Water Removal When Your Chattanooga Self Service Storage Business Floods

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Make sure that your customers' possessions are dry by calling SERVPRO immediately after water damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Generate an Effective Plan Quickly for Water Removal at Your Commercial Property

A self-service storage business struggles if customers’ units experience even occasional flooding. Heavy rains and runoff from surrounding parking can send water flowing through the units, damaging possessions and eroding trust. Call SERVPRO immediately to remove the standing water, and start the restoration process for your renters.
Commercial water removal must proceed quickly in your Chattanooga self-storage facility. The longer water stands, soaking the contents of your customers’ units, the more likely contamination becomes. We send crews of trained technicians with powerful water extractors after your call, removing the obvious moisture swiftly. If necessary we use submersible pumps, getting the water out without waiting for the level to recede. Water that pools or hides in corners of various areas is wet vacuumed up.
Once the pumps and extractors do their jobs, SERVPRO project managers implement phase two of the water removal plan. Air movers positioned at strategic angles accelerate the drying within the units. We measure ambient humidity to get an idea of how much more moisture should be removed from the structure. If areas of the storage facility are unaffected by the flood, we try to approximate their humidity levels.
If some of your renters gather as we continue to work on water removal, we may begin moving belongings out of some units, improving the odds of drying the contents of each. Depending upon the provisions of the contract your renters sign, all units may be emptied of their contents for better water removal results. The possessions stored dry out much more efficiently if air can move easily around them. Your renters may want to move the items stored to other safe areas to sort through their possessions. Informing the people who use your storage facility about the water damage is a wise move. Each renter has different priorities and expects to make his or her decisions about their wet items. We have the experience and skills to help dry out a variety of stored possessions, including documents and electronics. These skills may be a good fit for your customers.
SERVPRO of East Chattanooga has the expertise and equipment to remove water from your storage facility. As soon as you discover the flooding, call (423) 326-1406 to schedule an inspection of the areas.

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