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How To Mitigate Category 1 Water Damage

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

restoration machines are cleaning a commercial building after water damage. If you call SERVPRO, they will assess the problem, remove the excess water, dry the area and restore your building’s interior.

How To Prevent Water Damage In Category 1.

A water stain on the ceiling or walls of your commercial property in Anthem, AZ, probably means you have a leaking or broken pipe behind it. Pipe burst cleanup is fairly straightforward. Once you call water mitigation experts, they will assess the problem, remove the excess water, dry the area and restore your building’s interior.


The first thing the technicians are going to want to do is to take a look at the problem to see what they’re up against. If they find a supply line leaking, for example, they know the water is clean. Other water sources that could cause damage include:

  • Pipe condensation
  • Frozen pipes
  • Leaky faucet

The process of fixing the problem depends on how much it is leaking and how long the leak has been happening. The more water that leaks out, the more damage they are likely to have to repair.


The specialists may not know the full extent of the damage until the water has been removed from the area. Pipe burst cleanup may involve pumping out multiple gallons of water before it can be determined whether the flooring or walls have to be replaced.


If the building’s basic structure is still intact, the drying stage of water cleanup can begin. Large fans and dehumidifiers may be used to speed up the drying so that mold doesn’t have a chance to start growing.


If part of the wall, ceiling or floor had to be removed, it must be replaced. Restoration specialists can replace the unsalvageable material and match it to the surrounding area so that it blends in.

Since the water expelled from pipes is generally clean water, pipe burst cleanup mostly involves drying the area and fixing or replacing anything that was too saturated to be saved. Addressing the problem as quickly as possible is the key to mitigating water damage effectively.

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