SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to a Tallahassee Retirement Facility
Professional Water Damage Restoration at a Tallahassee Retirement Facility Demonstrates Care and Compassion
A water loss causes fear and concern for the tenants of any multi-unit housing building in Tallahassee, but the stress for residents of a retirement facility and their families is particularly intense. Individuals in assisted living homes often face mobility issues, needing help to stay safe when a water disaster strikes. Everyone’s risk of slip and fall injury increases when excess water intrudes into public spaces and individual apartments, but the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
Recently we assessed and provided restoration for water damage at a Tallahassee retirement facility. As the photo illustrates, the water loss mitigation and remediation required significant controlled demolition. The flood cuts in the drywall extend more than two feet above the floor in the hallway as pictured. Cutting above the wet materials permitted our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians to release and evacuate water trapped between walls and improve the efficacy of structural drying strategies by increasing the airflow in the affected spaces.
Fast water removal and drying even in hidden areas are crucial to reduce the potential for microbial growth. The SERVPRO team knew that in as few as 24 to 48 hours, water damaged spaces could support mold growth if moisture levels remained elevated. Susceptible individuals among the residents in the assisted living facility might experience heightened sensitivity or allergic reactions if mold growth accelerated.
SERVPRO crews include Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians ready to use industry best practices to inhibit fungal outbreaks and inhibit continuing deterioration of building materials. We also treated the water damaged surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectants to minimize contamination of the facility’s spaces with pathogens. Our ability to accomplish rapid drying consistently means the residents of the retirement facility experienced as little disruption as possible during restoration.
The image of a resident’s walker alongside SERVPRO’s industrial grade dehumidifier is a reminder of the human element in all of the projects we complete. We commit to treating those affected by water disasters with compassion and reassurance during a frightening and challenging time.
Encourage anyone with aging parents or other loved ones to keep contact information for SERVPRO of North Leon County nearby in case of a water or other disaster. Coordinate with building managers to call (850) 536-6599 when multi-unit living quarters suffer a water loss.
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