Dealing with Water Damage Caused by Fire Sprinklers
Fire sprinklers are an excellent way to protect your home or office from a fire, however, malfunctions or accidental discharges can also leave behind a lot of damage. One of these accidents could be caused by:
- a nearby heat source such as an engine or candle
- a sudden freeze followed by a thaw
- corrosion within the sprinkler (make sure to have your sprinklers inspected regularly to prevent this)
An accidental discharge will most likely be an easy cleanup, but it is important to take care of it early. If the sprinklers are cut off soon after they begin discharging, the mess can be dried up using some towels and a mop. However, if the sprinklers are not turned off right away, the problem becomes much larger and will likely require the services of a professional water remediation company. After an inspection and assessment of the property, the team will get to work on water extraction and removal using state-of-the-art equipment and proven methods. The next step of the restoration process is drying and ventilating the soaked area. This will prevent further damage and mold growth. Here at SERVPRO we have unique equipment to make the drying process as quick as possible.