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Which Water Removal Options Can Help Save Important Papers for Accounting Firms?

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Takes Special Precautions during Commercial Water Removal in Taunton to Limit Damage to Documents

When a water spill affects your Taunton area business, it can lead to different outcomes, including causing unforeseen inconveniences such as extended closedown. For an accounting firm, the incident may be more than an inconvenience if you lose valuable documents or delay your clients' work.

How vulnerable are documents to water damage?

Water exposure usually leads to irreversible damage to books or other documents. Taking preventive measures during commercial water removal in Taunton is one way to prevent catastrophic outcomes. Water can damage documents in many ways, including:

  • Absorption of humidity from the air
  • Splashing of water on documents
  • Submersion in water
  • Absorption of moisture from other wet materials

Although the risks of damage may seem apparent, other dynamics of an incident can lead to oversight. For example, when trying to resolve the incident, you are likely to pay more attention to visible documents such as those on top of desks or shelves but forget those locked away in file cabinets. Our SERVPRO technicians scope a loss site thoroughly. We also have resources such as handcarts to move heavy cabinets away from the affected areas limiting chances of damage by high humidity levels.

What happens to wet documents?

Although preventing exposure to water is desirable, it is not always possible. The next best option is halting further deterioration after discovering wet documents or books. Our SERVPRO technicians freeze the important papers and books we find at your premises to stop further deterioration. Freezing is useful when applied within 24-48 hours after exposure to water. After that, we can establish the right drying solution depending on whether you want to save the actual item or the information they hold. Drying documents relies on sublimation whereby a solid changes directly to a gas. We use a couple of methods to accomplish this, including:

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield can help you deal with unique water loss challenges. Call us at (508) 824-0200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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