Water damage finds its way into our home during any season of the year. Winter brings snow, rain, slush, and ice. Summer brings rain and humidity. Fall and spring can bring rain or snow depending on the weather. Not only does mother nature cause water damage, water damage can be caused from frozen pipes, humidity, leaky pipes or faucets, etc. There are many ways your home falls victim to water damage. The cleanup process can be fairly easy with the help of a professional; however, self-clean-up has many negative side effects such as ineffective drying. Especially with commercial property, ineffective drying can have even more negative impacts.
Timeliness is one of the keys to effectively clean up any water damage especially with commercial property. Excessive water in a given area can take a while to dry; therefore, you have stagnant water in that given area. This stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria to germinate that release hazardous molecules into the air. In addition, stagnant water causes structural damage to occur. In order to avoid these detrimental side effects of ineffective drying, it’s best to act in a timely, organized manner to treat your commercial property.
Let’s say little water damage has occurred and it dried fairly quickly with no treatments. You may think, “It’s ok. The water dried.” However, this is not the case. Just like a sponge will distribute the water evenly, drywall and wood will do the same. Even though the initial area seems dry, the water is being soaked up and distributed throughout the structure of your facility. This ineffective drying will cause walls to warp, crack, bulge, and deteriorate. Therefore, compromising the integrity of your commercial property. We all know the saying, “Better safe than sorry.” Especially with water damage, it’s better to take the safe route to ensure effective drying and complete restoration.
A side effect of water damage that many don’t consider is that evaporation of water causes humidity. This humidity settles on walls which can cause future damage such as warped or cracked walls. Humidity mixed with dust particles is a combination perfect for mold growth throughout your facility. In addition, excess humidity can be too much for your air conditioning system to handle. This is just another example of why effective drying is so important.
Water damage in a commercial property can affect business by changing the way you serve customers, provide services, or distribute goods. It’s vital to think of the long-term effects of ineffective drying for your commercial property. Water damage is one continuous loop of affecting your customers which affects you which affects your customers.
Productive restoration and drying of water damage include proper knowledge and equipment. This equipment usually involves inspection equipment, dehumidifiers, fans, sanitization machines, etc. Professional operation of this equipment will ensure warping, bulging, cracking, etc. don’t take place. Overall, defective or failure to dry a damaged area results in a variety of negative consequences. Therefore, quick, effective drying is essential to restore water damage, especially with a commercial property since more is at stake. Trust the professionals at GS Jones with your commercial property to ensure effective drying takes place and to avoid a variety of future challenges water damage has to offer.