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Commercial Water Cleanup In Your Colorado Springs Gym

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property A water spill incident can have significant implications.

Resolving Challenges During Commercial Water Cleanup to Restore Colorado Springs Gym

When a Colorado Springs Gym flooded from a malfunction in the washrooms, there was a need to extract the water fast enough to minimize the inconveniences members would have to bear. Apart from water extraction, thorough cleanup was also necessary since flowing water transfers soils, leading to staining and many other problems.

The open layout makes commercial water cleanup in Colorado Springs gyms easier to accomplish, so we were confident we could finish the task within the day. On arrival at the loss site, we discovered a few issues that made the process more challenging than initially assessed. Most of these issues were with the carpeted floors, since gym floor carpets have a unitary backing system, and in most cases, are glued down to the floor surface.

At the gym, we had to perform the extraction fast because the adhesives used on carpets deteriorate when exposed to significant levels of moisture. Also, the rubberized backing is non-porous, limiting the airflow, which inhibits the effectiveness of vacuuming, which requires sufficient airflow. Our crew had brought several units of portable water extractors, so the combined effort of several SERVPRO technicians ensured we could cover more ground and also make the maximum necessary passes in each section.

Another potential problem was damage to the unitary backing by cleaning solvents, yet we needed to clean the area sufficiently. Our SERVPRO technicians have considerable experience dealing with such materials. Using solvent additives boosts their ability to dissolve soils so we can use a minimal amount of solvent and get good results.  We also limited solve use only on the parts of the carpet where there was visible soiling, thus limiting exposure. Thorough rinsing also helped ensure no traces of the solvents would remain on the carpet.  Setting up air movers and dehumidifiers finalized the cleaning process by removing excess moisture.

A water spill incident can have significant implications. Call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 to help address any issue that arises resolving the incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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