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Mold Remediation at a Furniture Store in Sussex County

11/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation at a Furniture Store in Sussex County

  SERVPRO of Sussex County recently responded to a water damage call from a local furniture store.  There was damage to both the show room and the warehouse and some pieces of furniture were also affected.  We found that separate issues contributed to this loss and we recommended a remediation protocol.  

  Improper use of the HVAC system in a home or business can cause and contribute to water damage.  The furniture store only operated their HVAC during weekdays and did not during weekends or nights.  This fluctuation in temperature can cause humidity and condensation to increase inside of the structure; as was the case in this example.

  The open air warehouse was the other culprit. We found that there was no temperature control or airflow and the concrete flooring was dirty and growth was forming in areas and spreading to the actual pieces of furniture being stored.  The rain gutters outside the warehouse were draining right next to the building and water was pooling up around the direct exterior. The warehouse was also extremely humid and there was evidence of condensation as well.

  SERVPRO of Sussex County recommended the HVAC system be set to auto so as to adjust itself to changes in temperature and a dehumidifier was placed inside the store.  We also recommended the installation of downspouts to redirect the water away from the building; as well as power-washing, sealing and painting the warehouse floor.  This step had to be completed in two stages since the inventory had to be moved from one side of the warehouse to the other to allow for the floor to be cleaned and repaired.  Some of these remedies may seem like simple common sense; however when you are busy running a business; it can become easy to overlook such issues until a problem forces attention.  For more on SERVPRO of Sussex County’s water damage services please visit: https://www.SERVPROsussexcounty.com/water-damage-restoration or call us at 302-856-9768 for questions or service.

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