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Yakima Multi-Family Basement Water Damage Fixes

3/3/2024 (Permalink)

servpro tech standing by van with drying equipment Our SERVPRO Technician is ready to pump water out of your commercial Yakima flooded basement. "Like it never even happened."

Emergency Commercial Water Damage Repair Reduces Downtime

Whether the damage comes from leaky pipes, water heaters, utility sinks, or bathroom appliance mishaps, Yakima businesses need fast-acting restoration services when basement utilities are compromised. A swift response is crucial for rental properties and multi-family buildings to protect tenants and their belongings.

When multi-family units in Yakima need rapid commercial water damage cleanup, SERVPRO® technicians can answer calls for restoration around the clock. SERVPRO’s highly-trained team receives a thorough education in water damage theory and the principles behind its mitigation.

Preventing Large-Scale Basement Water Disasters

Like many types of disaster, prevention is the best possible method for minimizing damages. Fortunately, there are plenty of modern measures business owners can use to address this age-old problem:

  • Regular maintenance of plumbing, sump pumps, and appliances is the most effective prevention method.
  • Waterproofing with sealants or coatings on walls and floors can mitigate many water concerns, especially in basements.
  • Some simple landscaping tips can minimize the presence of water near a commercial building:
    • Ensure grading faces away from the building.
    • Keep large trees and shrubs away from the foundation to prevent damage from root growth.
    • Consider implementing a rain garden in particularly wet areas.

SERVPRO Odor Control for Basement Water Damage

One of the most persistent concerns around moisture is the musty, unpleasant smell it can impart on porous surfaces. This smell often goes hand-in-hand with the presence of microbes. SERVPRO professionals can address both of these concerns by:

  • Removing excess water with hot-water extraction units.
  • Deploying EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions.
  • Drying impacted spaces with air movement and low-grain refrigerant dehumidification.

Odor control, typically with ultra-low volume fogging in cases of large-scale water damage odors, binds odor counteractants with malodor particles to eliminate them.

SERVPRO of Yakima is a phone call away from leaving commercial spaces looking and feeling "Like it never even happened." Property owners can call (509) 972-6707 for service.

Conducting Commercial Water Mitigation in Yakima

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

a water damaged wood floor Water leaks can compound and cause a great deal of damage over time. Contact SERVPRO when you notice the situation so that we can assess and help.

SERVPRO Assists with Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Yakima

All restaurants have more water supply lines and appliances that use H2O than other commercial buildings. Since restaurants use running water constantly throughout the day, these buildings are at risk of suffering from a mishap. The ice machine inside your eatery is one appliance that uses water; if it malfunctions, a disaster could occur. Sometimes when ice machines break, they spray water and flood out your structure.

Any time water leaks into your restaurant, it is wise to have professionals perform commercial water mitigation at your Yakima property. Even though most restaurant floors contain hard surfaces that repel moisture, a water leak could cause problems with other building materials or contents. For example, moisture could soak your drywall and cause your wall studs or ceiling trusses to get wet. 

When dealing with wet walls, our technicians work towards removing moisture quickly so that secondary issues do not take place. Mold can grow inside your wall cavities on the back of drywall or on wooden studs if prompt action is not taken. Depending on the severity of the damage, we can often save sections of your walls that got wet.

Setting up air movers and dehumidifiers can help speed up the natural evaporation and drying processes. If your walls became saturated after the leak, we could also set up an injection drying system to pump warm, dry air into your wall cavities. We can drill holes into the walls behind your baseboards when installing an injection drying system. The tubes for the drying system then get inserted into these holes, and we run the machine until your walls are back to normal moisture levels.

Other services we can offer after a water leak:

  • Restorative carpet cleaning
  • Content pack-ins and pack-outs
  • Water extraction services
  • Deep cleaning of all affected areas

If the ice machine inside your eatery ever breaks or the lines running to it break, call SERVPRO of Yakima at (509) 972-6707.