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Do You Know How to Remove Water from a San Antonio Vending Machine?

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Woman with red hair standing in front of vending machine Water damage occurs in vending machines, too. SERVPRO has the know how remove the water and get your vending machines back in the snack business.

Commercial Water Removal for a San Antonio School Vending Machine

Vending machines are one of the fixtures that a business can count on to work with minimal maintenance. Specialists can handle them if there is a problem in many cases. However, what do you do when excess condensation from the machine caused by damaged parts creates water damage on the floor underneath? Many business owners may not realize the issue until it has penetrated and potentially damaged their flooring.  

If your San Antonio property requires commercial water removal from IICRC-certified professionals, SERVPRO techs are ready to assist you. The goal of mitigation is not just to clean surfaces after a disaster, but to restore them as carefully as possible to their preloss state. Maintaining a clean and sanitary space is especially important for school systems, where requiring high sanitation standards ensures the safety for students and faculty alike.

Preventing Vending Machine Water Damage

There are a variety of points of failure in a vending that can cause water damage. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • Compressor problems like low freon or a short-cycling thermostat can create excess frost or condensation. 
  • A vending machine door that is overly tight can create excess water by damaging the seal, meaning small gaps of air create temperature fluctuations that cause condensation. 
  • Inner door gaps or a sagging gasket can also create condensation-causing temperature fluctuations. 
  • Check for leaks under the machine. An overflowing drip pan can be enough to cause water damage. 
  • Make sure the temperature in your vending machine is 38 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit.

How SERVPRO Restores Your Facilities

If the water damage is on a polished concrete floor, the floor likely contains a seal with a vapor barrier sealant, meaning the liquid can potentially spread until it saturates nearby surfaces, which can lead to water damage to the wall behind the machine. SERVPRO techs can drill small holes into the wall to ventilate and force air into these cavities to remove water from the interior. Techs can apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent mold growth on porous surfaces like sheetrock or brick.  

SERVPRO of Braun Station can ensure that your establishment looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (210) 267-2159 for mitigation services that can get started within hours of your initial contact.

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