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Tackling a Flood at Work With Confidence

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

concrete floor tiling with large cracks and water on it Has water damage infiltrated your business? Give SERVPRO a call to get that resolved!

The last thing you expect to encounter when you arrive at work is a disaster situation. Normally, you go about your day unlocking doors and turning on lights, so you can be taken by complete surprise by standing water all over your floor or water raining from the ceiling.

Whether the flood is from a plumbing failure or a heavy rainstorm, reacting quickly is crucial in order to avoid a worsening situation. Knowing what to do ahead of time can help you react quicker and with more confidence.

Crucial Steps to Follow

Disasters are often unexpected and can be really unnerving when they happen to you. Try to stay as calm as possible and follow a few simple steps to help you stay in control and get things cleaned up quickly.

1. Stay safe. Your top priority should always be your safety and the safety of the people under your roof. Keep customers and staff out of the area, and try to avoid walking through the water. Assess the situation and then get us on the phone right away.

2. Control the disaster. Acting quickly can help prevent mildew and mold from setting in, so locate the source of the leak as quickly as you are able to. Shut off the appropriate water valve or shut off water to your entire building if you can’t track down the source right away.

3. Start the drying process. Floodwater can be contaminated with storm runoff, chemicals and even sewage, so stay out of the water while you walk around to open windows and turn on fans.

The Recovery Process

Once we arrive, we will start on removing the excess water right away. We will also do a total assessment of your space to make sure all of the hidden moisture behind your walls and under your floors is identified and removed as well.

We often are able to find ways to section off the damaged part of your building so that you can still operate in a reduced capacity. We know that every minute you are closed can be detrimental to your business, so we work quickly but efficiently.

After the water is removed, we will work on saving as many of your business’ possessions as possible while tackling repairs. We are a full-service restoration company, so we will do everything in our power to save as much as possible!

You don’t have to stand for standing water in your business. Call SERVPRO immediately for quick restoration assistance.

Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.

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