Storm Damages Roof and Water Soaks Building
A severe storm opened a hole in the roof of a multi-story building, allowing rain water to soak three floors. SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle responded and helped stabilize the building. Once the damaged roof was secured, the repairs began and large scale drying across three floors took place with the use of desiccant dehumidifiers and commercial air movers.
As seen in the video, this was not a mere hole in a roof. This was severe structural damage that posed a threat to other portions of the building if not stabilized. The issues at hand were two-fold. One, the integrity of the roof was in question, given that portions of the roof could continue to collapse with more severe weather. Secondly, the large opening in the roof had already allowed rain water to soak the interior of the building, which needed to be dried over three full floors.
After the roof was stabilized, the main focus became drying the building and stabilizing the interior climate. The temporary desiccant dehumidifiers are shown, with flexible duct entering the three floors. In order to circulate the dry air, commercial air movers were placed throughout each floor, to help create a vortex of air and improve the drying capabilities.
For commercial restoration and large loss response, contact SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle at (630) 384-1040