In the middle of January a 2 story vacant commercial building had a pipe burst on the second floor causing water damage throughout the upper level and entire first floor. The pipe burst due to the fact the building was without heat in more than half of the building. When ServiceMaster Restore by Angler arrived on the jobsite, the entrance to the building was frozen, there was 1 inch of standing water throughout the entire building, ceiling tiles were wet and falling down. The upper level was like an ice rink.
Our certified water technicians placed over 35 air movers throughout both levels of the building to help expedite the drying process.
In order to eliminate any future water damage we had to start the drying process immediately. The water was extracted from the carpet, the wet tiles had to be removed and disposed of properly. All the base molding was removed, speed holes were drilled into the walls for cavity drying, any wet drywall and insulation was removed and disposed. A anti-Microbial agent is used to prevent mold growth during the drying process. Our certified water technicians placed over 35 air movers throughout both levels of the building to help expedite the drying process. We used a desiccant dehumidifier to tackle this specific situation due to cold temperatures and low humidity situation.