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How Do I Remove Water From the Room Where My Server Racks Are in Covina?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Data Center With Multiple Rows of Fully Operational Server Racks When your data center needs the attention of professional commercial water removal services, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina.

SERVPRO technicians have the expertise to clean up the water in your Covina data center

Whereas once the file room filled with necessary paperwork and documents was the lifeblood of a Covina business or organization, in the present, a data center performs the same function and so much more. When a water loss occurs, it is vital to get the equipment out of the area of elevated humidity and extract the water as rapidly as possible.
Water has naturally occurring minerals that behind residues with the potential to deteriorate circuit boards.
Other possible loss situations are:
    •    Loss of ability to perform daily operations as needed over the network
    •    Loss of client data
    •    Corruption of stored data
    •    Failure of internal ecosystems

What is the Best Process for Commercial Water Removal Services in a Data Center?

SERVPRO techs have decades of experience in handling sensitive electronic equipment in need of commercial water removal services in Covina properties.

In a data center, commonly found equipment includes server racks, switches, and routers for network communications. The technicians most often remove the equipment out of the work-site environment to lessen the exposure to humid conditions that could potentially damage the equipment.

The most turned-to type of water extraction equipment is the portable pump. This easy-to-maneuver machine allows the tech to move rapidly around the structure and get into corners and along walls to remove the maximum amount of moisture.

What Actions Should Happen First After Commercial Water Damage in a Company Server Room?

There are some things that property owners can do before the arrival of SERVPRO technicians on the scene for the mitigation.
    •    Turn off electricity
    •    Move server racks out of the loss area if there is no danger entering the area
    •    Avoid the urge to test the equipment as it can cause permanent damage

If there is the danger of slip and fall accidents or water has compromised outlets, wait until the technicians arrive on-site and inform them of the situation. They can safely remove the equipment to a dry, secure area during the mitigation.

Commonly Seen Tactics Used During Data Center Restoration Services

While the equipment may get removed without a hitch, it is not uncommon for structural elements of the building to require removal due to water loss. Sheetrock that wicked too much moisture and shows signs of warping or deterioration that requires disposal as a loss. Tiles may lose adhesion after exposure to moisture and need removal to dry the substrate underneath. Shock-absorbing industrial carpeting usually has rubber construction and has a design made to repel liquids. This type of floor covering needs removal for drying and cleaning to be suitable for reuse.

Drying Methods to Bring Down Interior Air Moisture Levels Rapidly

SERVPRO technicians dry loss areas quickly through the smart use of different types of equipment used in tandem. While air movers deliver highspeed airflow over wet surfaces, the dehumidifiers capture this water vapor. This cycle continues, and the interior humidity levels lower in less time than traditional drying methods. When the subfloor or substrate requires drying, the techs deploy multiple drying mats to force the air into the wet area.

Why Monitoring the Drying Process is Important

High air moisture conditions are bad for computer equipment, and while the drying process is on-going, the SERVPRO techs set drying goals and use their detection devices to monitor the process from start to finish. This attention to detail ensures then the equipment gets moved back in, the environment is optimum for the best operation.

Final Steps in the Water Loss Restoration Process

If the business owner does not have anyone certified to test their computer equipment, the techs can arrange for a local professional to look it over and recommend any needed repairs before reuse. Then, the SERVPRO technicians walk the property owner through the loss area to go over the actions taken and the repairs that need to get made to bring the data center to its preloss condition. With their general contractor license #CSLB: 976913, the techs can offer any rebuilding that needs to occur as part of the restoration services to save property owners the hassle of finding and researching local contractors. There is also a detailed report compiled during the mitigation of the loss area that includes photos to expedite the filing of any insurance claims.

When your data center needs the attention of professional commercial water removal services, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111. The techs can extract the water and get your server room up and running again as fast as possible.

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