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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Rocky Hill Warehouse With Frozen Pipes Gets Water Damage Restoration from SERVPRO 

SERVPRO techs were called to a Rocky Hill warehouse and greeted with the image shown in the video. Low temperatures caused pipes to freeze and burst. The water froze inside the galvanized pipes and broke at the seams, resulting in a large amount of water leaving the confines of the pressurized state. SERVPRO techs found standing water across the concrete floor and wet items needed to get moved out of the vicinity. 

Prevention of Water Damage in Warehouse Environments in Rocky Hill

When temperatures fall below freezing, pipes that are exposed to cold air have the potential to rupture. SERVPRO recommends protecting lines with foam insulation and ensuring that any openings that can lower the temperature around pipes in a Rocky Hill warehouse get repaired. Another issue affecting a structure that SERVPRO technicians frequently handle during the winter months is ice dams. These hazards to both residential and commercial properties are a result of either poor insulation or ventilation. As the ice melts on a roof, it gets into structural elements and refreezes or causes tears and openings that allow water into the structure. A good investment for Rocky Hill property owners is an environmental monitoring system that can ascertain if leaks occur in the plumbing and gets triggered by elevated humidity readings or loss of pressure in the pipes. Another time-saver for businesses is to use the SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app that allows property owners to minimize business disruption by getting the water damage restoration services going as soon as possible in Rocky Hill buildings.

SERVPRO Performs Water Clean-Up in Rocky Hill Warehouse

SERVPRO technicians performed water extraction to remove the standing water and set up drying equipment to dry the concrete floor. The pallets and boxes inside the Rocky Hill warehouse got removed by SERVPRO techs to another area for drying. The drying equipment set-up consisted of air movers blowing warm, dry air along with desiccant dehumidifiers to capture and port the moisture off-site. 

Organized Pack-Out for the Rocky Hill Warehouse by SERVPRO

The inventory and assets in the Rocky Hill warehouse were a concern for the property owner. Due to the elevated humidity levels that could possibly cause damage, SERVPRO technicians performed an organized pack-out to a secure area outside the worksite. The technicians make a detailed list of the articles and their location in the Rocky Hill warehouse to ensure that the items get returned to their original location to avoid disruptions to locating stock items and the daily flow once the warehouse is reopened for business. 

Final Cleaning After Drying the Rocky Hill Warehouse

After the warehouse air readings were verified as dry, SERVPRO techs got to work with a final wipe down to prep the warehouse for getting back to business as usual. Even clean water can harbor bacteria after just 24 hours, and that is why SERVPRO technicians rely on their selection of professional biocides and other sanitizing cleaners to ensure that surfaces get left clean and ready to reopen.