Tackling Water Damage at Work | SERVPRO of Alamo Heights
You head into work for the day and start your process of flipping on lights and unlocking doors, only to be surprised by a musty odor and standing water all over your storefront floor.
No one expects to walk into a water disaster at work, but dealing with the situation quickly is always necessary to prevent serious and lasting damage.
Whether the flood occurred due to a plumbing failure or a natural disaster, recovering fast can help you avoid long-term closures and experience less damage to your business overall. Follow these tips to help get things cleaned up in no time at all.
Finding your business flooded in any capacity can be frustrating, even if it was predicted. Stay calm and try to focus on what needs to happen first.
1. Stay safe. Safety is always your priority no matter the situation, so keep your employees out of the area and avoid walking through the water yourself as you assess the situation. SERVPRO of Alamo Heights immediately, and we will start gathering the necessary information and organizing a team to get out to your business. You should also take some photos right away while the damage is still fresh.
2. Control the disaster. Acting quickly can help you avoid those really frustrating and impactful damages. Identify the source of the leak, and stop the flow of water as quickly as you are able to. Find the appropriate water valve and turn it off, and if you can’t, shut off the main water valve to your entire building for the time being.
3. Start the drying process. Floodwater can be carrying toxic materials, so try to stay out of the water while you walk around the area to open windows and remove fragile items from harm’s way.
Our team will get right to work removing water from every surface. We will also do a total assessment of your space to ensure we are getting the hidden water behind your walls or under your floors. We will work directly with your insurance company as well so you don’t have to worry about anything other than your well-being and the well-being of your staff.
We often find ways to contain the area so you can still operate in a reduced capacity. We know that extended closures have a massive impact on your business, so we work with you to find solutions that end in success for everyone involved.
Once your building is dry, we can address any necessary repairs like fixing warped floors, replacing ruined carpet and even rebuilding sections of your space. We will make sure your property is dried and repaired to your satisfaction.
Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.