Commercial Flood Damage In Cape Coral Hotels
Flood Damage In Hotels
With so much damage, residents find themselves unable to go home or to work. For those people who are trying to rebuild, many of them commute for hours each day to dig through their property because they have no place to rest nearby.
Restoring Cape Coral hotels after commercial flood damage is important for our economy. The large chain hotels employ hundreds of people in the off-season, and that number climbs higher for many of them when tourists traditionally flock to Florida. SERVPRO knows that the quicker we can get area doors reopen for business, more residents can return, more money flows in, and the sooner all of us can complete our recovery from this disaster.
The first step is to get a dry floor under everyone’s feet. We start this with a series of pumps and water extraction wands. It is one reason why our access to a nationwide network is so valuable. In addition to our extensive, on-hand, equipment inventory, more pumps, wands, and other machines have arrived and continue to come to help clean up.
Once our technicians remove the standing water, we have two immediate tasks. Dry the carpets and lower the overall humidity. Since most commercial carpets do not have a pad underneath, we do not have to lift the entire carpet from the floor. In most rooms and hallways, we lift two sections to serve as entry and exit points.
At the entry point, we place an air mover machine which generates warm, dry air. We direct this airflow under the carpet which forces the colder, damp air out. At the exit point, we place an exhaust fan. It pulls the damp air out faster, which makes the air mover more efficient.
As we do this, other technicians check the air moisture content (humidity). To help with drying carpets and floors, as well as other restoration processes, we try to lower the humidity to a point under 40 percent. To get to this level, we establish dehumidifiers in every affected hallway and room. If a corridor needs to remain open, we may also set up fans to augment the dehumidifiers. Lower humidity allows evaporation of moisture from items and structural property to continue normally and helps to prevent mold spores from expanding and growing into yet another problem.
SERVPRO of Cape Coral’s first goal is to put families back into their homes, but we know that alone does not rebuild a community. For more information on what we can do to help your business rebuild and recover, call us today at (239) 573-5911. We are here to help.
Click here for more about the city of Cape Coral, Florida.