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Water Removal Options from St. Petersburg Office Carpeting

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Short Pile Carpets Can Suffer Water Damage in St. Petersburg Offices

Water damage incidents are more common in office buildings than management might realize. With how even a concentrated and isolated event can shut down production until the situation is resolved and cleaned, it is vital to have SERVPRO professionals mobilized and helping as soon as possible. We have three main focuses with water removal and drying of damaged office buildings, and these include:

  • Standing water
  • Saturation of flooring
  • Development of secondary threats

Non-Porous Subflooring

One of the primary obstacles with water removal in St. Petersburg office buildings is pooling water on the floors. Short pile carpeting is often supported by non-porous subflooring like finished concrete, preventing absorption and saturation beyond the surface carpet layer. With situations like burst pipes, standing water concerns could be substantial when no absorption beyond the carpet is possible.

Thin Carpet Material

Another concern of responding technicians is the thin material used as carpeting for the offices. The short pile is a very lightweight product, making it easy to adhere into place to complete this phase of construction. The thickness of the carpeting can benefit the restoration process, however, as this can more easily allow our technicians to administer extraction and drying approaches successfully.  

Tools of the Trade

Extraction is one of the most direct methods of limiting the present moisture trapped in short pile carpeting or pooling above this material. Standing water can be addressed with wet vacuums and submersible pumps. Trapped water in the carpet fibers can be removed with high-efficiency carpet wands.

Carpets are a popular flooring choice for office buildings in the region, making it something that our SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg water restoration team must prepare to experience when responding to emergencies. We mobilize with the appropriate tools for extraction, drying, and carpet cleaning. Give our rapid response team a call now at (727) 522-0000.

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