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Reduce the Risk of Water Damage to Your Lakeland Highlands Rental Property

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage from renters is disastrous for landlords. Here a SERVPRO technician evaluates the water damage from an overflowed toilet next door.

Using Commercial Water Removal Techniques Protect and Restore Lakeland Rental Units after Overflows

Apartment buildings have many similarities to hotels, as well as several differences. Structurally, they hold several units in much the same manner as a hotel. However, the length of time that residents live in any particular apartment in Lakeland often spans a much longer length of time than those of a hotel. The risk of damage to an apartment building is similar to that of a hotel.

When a tub or sink overflows in a Lakeland apartment, SERVPRO crews use commercial water removal techniques to restore all affected areas of the building. Extraction of the water takes place quickly. We remove liquid water, as well as the water that your building's materials absorbed before our arrival.

Wherever water soaked into walls, floors, and lower-level ceilings, we increase the rate at which evaporation from these structures occurs. Increased air circulation from our air movers and extraction of water vapor by our desiccation units helps rapidly restore materials to normal moisture content levels. These same machines help remove the water vapor that already existed in the air upon our arrival, as well.

Because we are always Faster To Any Size Disaster, our methods already have a head start in reducing the overall damages sustained. Where saturation of materials calls for their replacement, we work as quickly as possible. We understand that your building might not have undamaged vacant units where renters can store their personal belongings, and storing different residents' belongings together can lead to unnecessary misunderstandings.

SERVPRO technicians know how to work in occupied units, and we can use a schedule that makes your renters feel comfortable. We can also assist them with protecting their personal belongings if needed. Such cleaning and restoration services can occur right in their living unit, increasing the security they experience.

The electrical systems inside walls that became wet from the overflow should have a qualified electrician inspect them and make any needed repairs before anyone uses the affected outlets. Until it is safe to use these, we post signs warning of the danger involved in their use. Our goal is to make everything “Like it never even happened,” including restoring the safety and livable conditions your tenants enjoyed before the incident.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland also provides emergency mitigation services to those in Eagle Lake and Winter Haven, as well as Medulla and Mulberry. You can depend on us to make things right again, so your tenants can depend on you. Call us at (863) 510-5962, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year for the water removal and other expert mitigation services your apartment building requires.

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