Commercial Water Damage
Commercial water damage and how to handle it.
Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time and without notice. The effects can be devastating to a business owner who is now faced with having to clean up the water damage and reopen their business as soon as possible. Do you know how to handle water damage at your business? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a flood, pipe break or roof leak, to protect your property? Most importantly, do you have a plan?
Thankfully, this situation doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. A little preparation for a water emergency and a plan of action if the disaster should occur can significantly reduce property damage and get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Commercial Water Damage Prevention
Large-scale losses can be prevented by a few simple guidelines. Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are and have a contingency plan in place in case you’re not available. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County can help you set up an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). Make sure someone you trust has the authorization to make decisions if you’re not available.
Causes of Commercial Water Damage
Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, frozen or broken pipes, leaking roofs, flooding or even sewage backups, water damage is a serious concern and poses major threat to your company.
Understanding the source of water is crucial in the cleanup process, as clean water from a broken pipe or leaking roof during a rain storm will be treated differently than flood waters or water from a sewage backup. Always protect your health and allow the professionals at SERVPRO of North Calhoun County handle the cleanup and restoration of your property.
Preventing Mold Growth after Water Damage
Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage, starting the extraction and drying process as soon as possible is your best line of defense against mold. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County will be concerned about preventing and mitigating mold growth after any water damage in your business.
Proper removal and drying of the water is critical after a water emergency and will prevent long term problems that some experience after attempting to clean up water damage themselves or calling someone who doesn’t have the proper expertise or equipment.
If your business has been affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of North Calhoun County at 269-963-3033. Our professionally trained staff is available 24-hours a day for any emergency you may face.