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Moisture travels into walls

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Demo of drywall in progress Tech is removing drywall for further dry out to access and prevent mold.

In this small business, they arrived to work to see the floors flooded after a 3 day week end of being closed.

Wile SERVPRO was called and was on site within 35 minutes and the visible water from this leak was extracted within a short period of time so that she could open her doors for business this day, later, SERVPRO returned every evening to detect moisture and her walls were testing very high in moisture. She did'nt want to have and demolition done as it was going to distract her ability to run business.

The testing showed high for 3 days so SERVPRO explained to her that doing a dry out was not going to be sufficient and mold will be unhealthy for her and the customers as well as the building. Her business insurance was involved by then and required further work be done to avoid mold growth.

SERVPRO, being a Construction Remodeling & Repairs team as well...

Was able to remove drywall, further dry out, do appropriate mold testing, and replace the drywall and re-textured her wall, then re-painted so her business could resume within 6 days.

When dry outs are done correctly, there is no further concerns of mold.

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