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A Roof Caved In at the Dentist Office

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

Fans drying out excess water that flooded this local dentist's office.

When the rain was bad in Glendale, many buildings had flooded and suffered water damage.

A local dentist's office was affected by the recent rains too. The morning staff opened the office doors Monday morning after a rainstorm and to their surprise, stepped into a puddle of water. After the building owner of the dentist's office was notified, they gave SERVPRO of Central Glendale a call right away.

Within the hour, the crew arrived on site and began extracting all the access water that had flooded the office. After inspecting each room in the 1,200 square foot dental office, our SERVPRO’s team leader sketched out the area and marked where the ceiling had fallen. After cleaning up the debris and extracting the water from each of the rooms, the crew then set up equipment to immediately dry the floors, baseboards, and some drywall.

Over the next few days, a certified water damage specialist visited the office and took measurements of the drying process. Measuring the amount of moisture, the room’s temperature, and the humidity of the room allows us to see how fast it is drying. Unfortunately, since the leak happened over the weekend, a small area in the records room had already begun to grow mold underneath the wooden floor. Due to this, a small section, about 4’ x 2‘, had to be removed.

Once it was cleared by the building manager, our crew got to work immediately. They began to demo the small section of the wooden floor and removed the mold by securing the area while wearing PPE suits (safety first). They also built a containment around it from top to bottom to prevent any airborne spores from escaping. After five days, the wall and baseboards were dried completely and any signs of mold were removed.

Certified by the IICRC and always practicing OSHA’s procedures, the technicians here at SERVPRO of Central Glendale are the ones you want when a water damage emergency hits. Give us a call at 818-246-2200 if you find water damage in your home or office. 

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