Commercial Water Damage in Your Nashua Gym Calls for Effective Drying of Affected Flooring
Our technicians work hard to keep your Nashua community dry from water damage.
As a gym owner, your revenue depends on attendance. An issue like water damage caused by a broken sprinkler head or a burst pipe can affect participation, leading to business interruption. The problem can become worse if you delay clean-up services.
To minimize commercial water damage in your Nashua gym, you should identify where the water is coming from and stop the leak. If you cannot find the source of the leak, switch off the main water valve to the building. You should also remove equipment that is nearly submerged and place it in a dry area.
Dealing with water damage in a gymnasium can be a huge undertaking, especially if it has hardwood floors. Wood contracts and expands based on the amount of moisture in the surrounding air. If excessive moisture gets into the wood floor, it can either crown or cup. Cupping happens when individual boards bend upward at the edges after running out of space to expand horizontally because of moisture intake. Crowning occurs when the middle of a board bends upward, making the middle higher than the edges.
Any amount of water can ruin your hardwood gym floor, so make sure you call a restoration firm such as SERVPRO to start the cleanup and restoration process. When you begin this process quickly, water has less time to spread to other areas of your gym. If there is standing water on the floor, we can remove it using portable pumps or wet/dry vacuums. We can determine what is required to dry your gym using a mathematical formula based on several variables, including:
- Impacted cubic footage
- Impacted square footage
- Number of air movers required
- Damp materials
Our technicians are trained in the science of drying (psychometrics) and can look out for hidden water damage. Water may flow in unlikely places and cause problems. We can identify wet materials by using moisture inspection equipment like:
- Infrared cameras
- Moisture meters
We can use air movers to increase the rate of evaporation. We can also use LGR, low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers to produce effective drying results. The most significant difference between LGR dehumidifiers and conventional dehumidifiers is their pre-cooling component. They re-cool the air before it moves across the evaporator coils. These dehumidifiers are effective at drying hardwood flooring and other difficult materials. Our SERVPRO crew can take moisture readings daily to determine if the strategies are working and localize drying efforts to the right areas. We can also place floor mats strategically to provide negative airflow so that water is drawn up and out of the floor.
When there is water damage in your gym, you can trust SERVPRO of Nashua to restore the business premises with minimal disruption. Call us anytime at (603) 889-2311 for quick restoration.
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