Recent Water Damage Posts

My Office is Flooded , What can I do ?

8/7/2023 (Permalink)

So you get to work Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend spent cozy . You open the door to go into the building you hear it and feel it... its that squishy feeling and sloshy sound.  It suddenly hits you like a freight train, the floor is wet, very wet. Your mind starts to race and you question what went wrong? What could have happened?  What do you do now?  You remember seeing these commercials that say something to the affect of "Like it never happened" and you remember seeing those green vehicles driving around town, then you remember your neighbor mentioning they called SERVPRO of Downtown Salt Lake City after a house flood.  You wonder to yourself, "hmmm I wonder if they do commercial work?" You give them a call and guess what, they do work with businesses and do commercial work and they say they can have a team there within the hour!

SERVPRO of Downtown Salt Lake City Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

You can count on SERVPRO of Downtown Salt Lake City to get the job done right and quick.  After they leave it will be "Like it never even happened."

What are the Stages of Water Damages, Stages 1 & 2.

8/7/2023 (Permalink)

Class 2: Fast Rate of Evaporation

Class 2 water losses affect the whole room through materials such as carpets and cushions. Class 2 is identifiable if the whole room has been affected, and the rate of water evaporation is fast. Notably, water in this classification has wicked up the walls no more than 24 inches. In class 2 water losses, the following materials may be severely wet:

  • Wood grained material
  • Flooring
  • Carpets
  • Furniture

Repairing class 2 water damage may cost more than class 1 since the affected area is larger. It may also be more difficult to clean.

Class 1: Slow Rate of Evaporation

Class 1 water losses affect only a certain portion of a room through low-permeance or low-porosity materials. This may include materials such as:

  • Vinyl composition tile
  • Plywood
  • Structural wood
  • Concrete
  • Particle board

Class 1 is typically the easiest to handle because it only covers a small area. The damage created here is generally minimal, and the affected items have absorbed only a small amount of water. The cost of repairs is also inexpensive, making a class 1 water loss the best-case scenario.

Stay tune for out next Blog post where we learn about Stage 3 & 4 of water damage. SERVPRO is ready to tackle the job but also prepare you for the future. SERVPRO believes in spreading the knowledge.  

From Melting Snow to Restored Property: How SERVPRO Downtown Salt Lake City Handles Water Damage and Flooding

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

Rapid snow melt can cause significant water damage and flooding in properties, especially those located in low-lying areas. In Salt Lake City, this is a common occurrence during the spring months, as warmer temperatures cause the snow to melt rapidly. At SERVPRO Downtown Salt Lake City, we specialize in water damage and flood restoration and have the expertise and equipment to handle even the most severe cases of water damage and flooding. In this blog post, we will discuss how we can help you recover from water damage and flooding due to rapid snow melt.

Assessment and Inspection

When you contact SERVPRO Downtown Salt Lake City for water damage and flooding restoration, our first step is to assess and inspect the affected areas. We use advanced moisture detection equipment to identify areas of water damage and flooding, including hidden areas that may not be visible to the naked eye. We also check for any signs of mold growth, as mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of water damage.

Water Extraction and Drying

Once we have identified the areas of water damage and flooding, our team will begin the process of water extraction and drying. We use specialized equipment, such as pumps and vacuums, to remove water from your property quickly. We also use advanced drying equipment, such as air movers and dehumidifiers, to dry out the affected areas and prevent further damage.

Cleanup and Restoration

After we have removed the water and dried out the affected areas, our team will begin the cleanup and restoration process. We use eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning products to clean and sanitize your property, ensuring that you and your family or employees are safe from harmful chemicals. We also restore any damaged areas, such as drywall, flooring, and furniture, to their pre-damage condition.