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Commercial Water Damage In Century City

11/15/2016 (Permalink)

Books must be dried within 48 hours once they are discovered.

Water Damaged Documents

Despite so much of our daily life moving online, some parts will continue to require signatures on contracts. One of those parts is the real estate business.

A Century City real estate office that suffers commercial water damage can quickly find itself losing millions. SERVPRO has a number of methods to dry documents, books, and other paper products. We won't be able to return your documents completely to their original state, but we can get your office back up and running. Time and type of water are the key factors here. Books must be dried within 48 hours once they are discovered. The water must be clean water such as from a fire suppression system. Gray or black (contaminated and dirty) water can be dried, but the damage may be too extensive to recover any useful information. That will depend on your decision as the business owner or office manager.

If you do choose to save your documents, our technicians will use five methods depending on just how long they have been exposed to water. Each method uses the process of sublimation, where we force moisture trapped in the paper directly into a vapor state. This removes the moisture from the documents by getting it out of its liquid state as quickly as possible or bypassing it completely.

Air-Drying - Used for items that are damp or have not been exposed for very long.

Dehumidification - Damaged documents are placed in a room or container with a dehumidifier or a desiccant to draw moisture from the items.

Freeze Drying - Items are placed in specialized freezer units that use intense cold to remove moisture.

Vacuum Freezer Drying And Vacuum Thermal Drying - These methods use cold or heat together with a sealed chamber to draw water from items that are either very soaked or have been exposed for an extended amount of time.

No document or other paper product can be returned 100% to its original state. A little curling at the edges or a few water marks is much better than losing revenue. SERVPRO of Westwood-West Beverly Hills has the equipment and methods to keep your real estate office in business when disaster strikes. Call us today at (310) 390-7540 to schedule an inspection and get the restoration process started.

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