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Commercial Drying – Secondary Damage

5/25/2016 (Permalink)


More often than not a large commercial building has one or more spaces which either is currently unoccupied, or rarely used.  These spaces suffer considerable damage when moisture goes unnoticed for a couple days or longer.  This type of loss will often have what is called "Secondary Damage".  The humidity can get so high it that condensation will form on all the walls and ceiling.   

A situation like this creates a challenge in determining just how wet the structure really is.  The condensation will also cause inaccurate moisture readings in building materials not directly impacted by the water source.   So all the walls and ceiling that never came into direct contact with the water source will read 100% saturated.  As you can imagine this can create challenges for the untrained person as well as an inaccurate scope of work needed.

SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin recommends if you have a space like this in your building make sure to have it viewed at least once a day!

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