We Get You Back To Business In St. Petersburg After A Flood Disaster
Preserving Electronic Equipment after Commercial Flood Damage in St. Petersburg
Flood waters that enter your commercial property are the responsibility of the property manager. During the initial phases of flooding, restorers can perform crucial tasks to help mitigate losses by cleaning and drying the structure as well as its contents. A busy office may have large amounts of electronic equipment, which is at a high risk of permanent damage resulting in expensive replacements. Contacting a professional restoration company with the experience and the human resources to restore a large structure could limit losses significantly.
The cost of commercial flood damage for a St. Petersburg business can be severe. Not only is there a loss of revenue, but also the potential loss of valuable electronic equipment. Chief among these are computers, but any item with a circuit board is considered electronic. That could include televisions, phones, modems, servers, and other appliances. SERVPRO crew chiefs are capable of significantly reducing the likelihood of permanent losses for electronic equipment while third-party electronics restoration vendors are brought in.
In mitigating contents losses, some techniques seem apparent and others that are not so obvious. Electronic equipment must be unplugged, as well as removing fuses, batteries or trip breakers. Removal of electronics from the affected area is advisable, but in some situations, covering them with sealed plastic barriers may also be useful while standing water is pumped out from the affected area.
After the removal of standing water, SERVPRO can deploy dehumidification equipment to stabilize the humidity levels in the affected area. Electronic equipment can become permanently corroded or damaged by condensation so must be kept above the dew point at all times. We manage this using thermal hygrometers and heating equipment to ensure air remains above the dew point. Incidentally, maintaining a higher air temperature increases the rate of evaporation from materials as warm air can hold more moisture. With the environment under control, your SERVPRO technician can arrange for an electronics specialist on your behalf to restore flood damages and mitigate losses.
Electronic equipment is at high risk of permanent damage without expert restorers on hand, contact SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000.
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