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Commercial Water Damage from a Leaky Refrigerator in Your Amherst Deli

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

If you notice a leak in your commercial kitchen, call SERVPRO immediately to assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Dries Your Commercial Space after Water Damage

Leaks in your commercial kitchen are not always indicative of a sink or dishwasher leak. A refrigerator that is faulty in your Amherst deli can be to blame, even if there is no water maker or an ice dispenser. A puddle of water inside or underneath the fridge indicates a problem which needs attention right away. Not only can it slow down your operations, but it can also halt them altogether if you do not have a properly working refrigerator to keep your foods fresh.

Commercial water damage is a serious problem since it creates a loss of money when you have to close up shop for a time or slow down operations. You rely on your Amherst deli to provide you with your daily living expenses, so you should contact us at SERVPRO right away if you realize you have a broken fridge. 

Most water damage we encounter comes from defective appliances or broken water pipes. These problems can flood your business fairly quickly, especially if you are not present when it begins. The amount of water that the leak puts into your building is significant, along with the source of the water.

With a leaking refrigerator, the water is clean, or category one. Clean water is treated water which does not contain waste products, so it is safe to work with and around. 

Once we have the source of the leak fixed and the standing water extracted, it is time to dry your structure out again. Using air movers positioned for optimal drying, we can have your shop dried back out quickly. SERVPRO technicians are trained on airflow and how the machines need to be placed so that the air is circulating in a circular pattern to dry the structure evenly.

For trying to dry areas, ventilation is essential. Walls are the most common areas that require ventilation. Slight wicking of water on walls near the baseboard is standard but does not necessarily mean water is inside the walls.

We remove the baseboards if water is inside the walls. We then drill a 1 ½” hole between each stud in the wall at the level of the baseboard. The holes are drilled through one side of the wall, so air is forced up into the wall cavities as it enters. We force air into the wall by attaching an air mover to a wall venting system.

SERVPRO of Merrimack ensures your building is thoroughly dry again before leaving the job. Businesses in the areas of Mt. Vernon, Merrimack, or Milford should call us right away at (603) 262-9293 if you have a water damage emergency.

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