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Hotel Laundromat Water Woes in Omaha

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Handle Large Scale Water Damage at Your Hotel

Hotels now often provide laundry facilities for guests, and larger hotels frequently have laundry rooms on every floor.  Since washing machines and other water appliances can overflow or the supply hoses can break, many hotels are now at increased risk for water damage.  Whether the affected area is localized or has spread from floor to floor, SERVPRO responds and restores water damage caused by this traveler's convenience.

Tucked away an unattended, a guest laundry room is a prime candidate for commercial water damage to your Omaha hotel when appliance malfunctions.   Operator error due to unfamiliarity with the particular model is also a factor that can increase the possibility of flooding.  Inexpensive top loading washers can use up to 50 gallons of water per wash -- enough to spread and saturate more and more of the surrounding materials.  If called out quickly, our water damage restoration crew will extract the standing water to reduce spreading, minimizing the damage and helping keep the majority of your property open and available for guests.

Large quantities of water with large affected areas need well planned strategies by experienced professionals to ensure complete and timely restoration; this is especially important in commercial water damage situations, where time is of the essence.  SERVPRO technicians are certified in water restoration, and train extensively in the industry's best practices.  Our trucks carry powerful, industrial grade pumps and extractors to remove standing water.  The job is incomplete, until our investigative team conducts a thorough assessment of water migration from the original site of the overflow.  Water flows across floors, through ceiling, down walls, and along structural components, plumbing, and wiring.  Damage from a broken hose or pump malfunction can often show up hundreds of feet or several stories from where the problem originated.

The water extraction is step one.  Then we move to drying out the floors, walls, ceilings, and structural elements soaked from the washing machine flooding.  There is no guessing when it comes to achieving drying goals; our staff applies our state-of-the-art moisture testing equipment and their training in moisture measurement and monitoring to determine when the affected areas of your property are adequately dry.  It is crucial to reduce the moisture level of walls and floors to below 16 percent to avoid microbial growth.  Ambient humidity must fall below 60 percent, with a preferred range of 30 to 50 percent to remove excess moisture and prevent mold spores from growing.

SERVPRO crews use a variety of techniques to remove moisture from the air and damp materials, including air movers, dehumidifiers, and heat.  Moisture readings continue throughout the restoration phase, informing our technicians when to cease drying efforts.  Materials such as carpet padding, insulation between walls and floors, and laminate flooring often must be replaced as they are generally not restorable.

If a weary guest or a defective machine causes a hotel laundry room flood, SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest responds fast and professionally.  Just remember that a call to (402) 800-2134 will bring technicians and equipment needed to abate the water damage.

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