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We Discuss Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Your Dallas Business

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in the corner of window. Where excessive moisture exists, often so do mold colonies.

Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Your Dallas Business and What to Do About it

Sometimes commercial water damage is not due to a sudden gushing pipe break or supply line leak. There are times the damage occurred over an extended time sight unseen, and often other issues appear with that type of loss.

If you see the following signs of commercial water damage in your Dallas business, investigate them to see if you have a more significant issue in play that requires immediate addressing.

Musty Odor That Never Goes Away
One of the heralding signs of an issue in your property is the tell-tale pungent odor that is most noticeable after the closure of the business overnight or the weekend. The problem may relate to poor ventilation or plumbing problems.

Signs of Mold
It only takes 24-hours for airborne mold spores to set up their home in your building if conditions are right. Where excessive moisture exists, often so do mold colonies. Once they infest the commercial property, they spread fast and damage both the structure and contents. Professional remediation is a must to eliminate the conditions conducive to growth as well as stop the potential for cross-contamination to different areas of your business.

Water Stains and Wet Spots on Ceilings or Walls
When you see staining, it is a confirmation there is something amiss with your plumbing system or structure. SERVPRO technicians have moisture detection equipment that allows them to "see" behind walls and under flooring to determine precisely where excessive areas of moisture are so they can eliminate the problem through their proprietary methods.

What to Do About it
Often when there are no visible signs of water, the problem is still minor but engaging a professional restoration services company is smart. When SERVPRO technicians scope a structure to determine the cause of water loss, they also take into consideration whether or not stock and other valuable items are in danger of receiving damage. They take proactive measures to ensure as little loss as possible for the property owner by using Pack Outs and moving undamaged items out of the building during mitigation to a secure location. The technicians then move it back into the exact spot after the completion of mitigation efforts.

At the first indication of commercial water damage, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887. Our water damage specialists are available 24/7 to diagnose the problem and restore your business to its pre-water loss condition “Like it never even happened.”

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