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High-Rise Commercial Water Damage in Mehlville

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

High Rise Buildings

Water Damage in Large Buildings Requires Professional Evaluation to Prevent Further Problems

High rise buildings, when it comes to potential for Mehlville commercial water damage, pose particular risks. Shopping centers, hotels and other large buildings have special issues when it comes to water, fire or other kinds of disaster damage, which includes: 

  • Lift devices malfunctioning. Flooding on levels below then can make elevators and escalators malfunction, cutting off access effectively to levels higher up besides by taking the stairs.
  • Leaking of cold lines. A lot of high-rise buildings use cooling systems which are complicated so they can run all the huge amounts of necessary equipment to keep the building functioning. When these cooling lines encounter problems, it can lead to breakdowns all across the building in systems and even chemical leaks which are dangerous.
  • Fire sprinkler system damage. A great way to keep your building safe in a large-building fire, fire sprinklers can however cause significant damage to the building itself, especially since most of these systems are set to trigger at just a hint of a temperature rise or smoke.
  • Computer and data system damage. A lot of high-rise buildings have delicate and expensive data controls systems for intercoms, cameras, and other devices. These systems can quickly be shorted out by flooding, causing damage that is expensive, plus putting the occupants of the building in danger.

Water Doesn’t go Uphill

Even though people usually think of flooding happening on lower floors, a large water leak in a high-rise building could cause flooding downward. Water running down from the upper floors will go into the lower floors, which will damage walls, ceilings, and floors along the way. Water will also run downhill when firefighters spray water on a fire in the upper floors of a building.

No matter the way that the water is running, the actual water damage near Mehlville that is caused by flooding can be small in comparison to the subsequent damage. Reconstruction, cut outs and mold remediation could be necessary after the flood water is extracted. This is when you should be calling our professional staff at SERVPRO, as we have all the necessary equipment and knowledge to perform these jobs correctly. Unless you clean the high-rise immediately and correctly, a whole lot of damage can be done which can harm the actual structure of the building by subsequent corrosion, water or mold intrusion. Mold may cause adverse health effects to you and any tenants, and can grow quickly – as soon as in the first 24 to 72 hours. We can assess all your damages and use special meters to find all of the hidden water as well, therefore preventing any mold before it happens.

As soon as you go through commercial water damage in Mehlville from water or even another disaster, you should contact us at SERVPRO of Oakville/Mehlville by dialing (314) 846-0600. We will best be able to get your building cleaned and repaired so that your tenants and you can comfortably use it again.

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