SERVPRO of North Utah Helps a Local Church Fight Water Damage
On Wednesday afternoon, accidental water damage, caused by a faulty fire suppression system, befell a local church. According to Andy Badger, the Marketing Director of the local SERVPRO franchise, the water damage originated "...up in the attic. It sent water down into the sheetrock, then onto that mezzanine area, and into a classroom." When this kind of water damage happens, it is essential to call for help as soon as you can. After all, the quicker remediation happens, the more likely it is to succeed.
Badger goes on to explain that time was limited for his team because the church desired to be open for Sunday service. To do this, Badger explains that his team of IICRC-certified technicians used a combination of various equipment and techniques to help speed the process up. "We've placed heaters and dehumidifiers to heat the area. [To] have some concentrated heat. To help accomplish that, we have set up a containment wall."
Containment walls can be used to help concentrate the power of dehumidifiers and heaters to a smaller section of a room. Badger explains that by sectioning off the room, SERVPRO can "get a high [and] elevated amount of heat to expedite the drying process." Additionally, using a barrier can help minimize the cost of the remediation. Instead of tearing out the sheetrock and seeking out help for installation of new material, SERVPRO of North Utah County was able to salvage what was there by working swiftly. Badger commented that one of the benefits of using a temporary wall for the surface was that SERVPRO could take it down swiftly and open up the space to be used for Sunday service, even though the remediation was ongoing.
Badger points out that once the drying process is complete, the last job that SERVPRO has to do is to begin the process of rebuilding "by patching and painting the sheetrock."
If you find your business, home, or local community building in need of water damage restoration services, never hesitate. Get in touch with SERVPRO of North Utah County by calling (801) 785-5228. No matter the time or day, we are here to assist you.