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How Bad Water Damage Can Be in Woodbury Businesses

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in a business SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove is here to assist no matter how serious the water damage.

Timely Water Restoration from SERVPRO Helps Woodbury Businesses Avoid Extreme Damages

Materials react differently to water exposure, with some quickly deteriorating while others can withstand exposure. If your Woodbury premises has not experienced water damage before, you might not know the outcomes to expect. The results can range from mild to extreme based on the amount of water involved or your response.

Water damage in a Woodbury business may be significant because of the restoration costs or the disruption it causes, limiting your income flow. SERVPRO can help resolve both costs by using specialized technologies that quicken turnaround or fix extreme damages.

Structural Issues Worsening Damage:

  • Composite materials
  • Vapor barriers
  • Porous materials

As already stated, materials react differently to moisture. Suppose there are areas within your structure made from composite materials usually held together by glues or cement. In that case, deterioration from moisture exposure leads to the disintegration of such materials, leaving them unsalvageable. Laminate flooring is an example of such materials.

Porous materials absorb water quickly once exposed. Some materials are easy to dry, reversing the problem. Others are easily removed from the property eliminating the issue. You can remove upholstery from the building while fabrics are easily dried. However, something like a concrete floor is not movable and requires elaborate drying. If not handled correctly, concrete can retain moisture over a lengthy period creating other problems like persistent mold growth.

Drying Approaches that Limit Moisture Damage

Controlling moisture levels inside the business premises helps limit the severe deterioration of materials like corrosion, rot, swelling, and warping. Some moisture forms such as humidity can affect your stock items or the equipment you use for work leading to significant losses. After extracting any water stagnating around, a well-controlled drying process is essential. Drying starts with evaporation then removal or management of the humid air. Out SERVPRO technicians take different actions to improve drying, including:

  • Supplying heat
  • Creating drying chambers
  • Using specialized drying equipment


SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, understands the dangers water damage poses to a business. Call us at (651) 314-4631 to help manage an incident making it "Like it never even happened."

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