When Water Takes a Stand in Your Business | SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island
What would you do if you stepped into the office for the day only to be greeted with a musty odor? It would certainly change your morning as you spend time searching for potential water leaks.
While that is not a scenario any of us ever want to face, opening the doors to our commercial building and finding yourself ankle-deep in water would be even worse—a true nightmare that could leave anyone overwhelmed!
Whatever has happened, plumbing failure or a natural disaster, the faster you can move when it comes to water damage, the more you can mitigate your losses. Get to know how to handle finding standing water in your business so you can take quick action and get back to business as normal.
The best way to handle a stressful situation like a flooded business is to break it down to a few simple steps. Give yourself a second to breathe, and then start working toward putting everything back together. Getting started as quickly as possible can prevent future damage and potential mold growth.
1. Safety first. Any time a disaster strikes, regardless of its source, safety should be your first priority. Find the driest place possible, and call SERVPRO® right away. While we gather your information and prepare a team for your property, snap some photos of the water and damage.
2. Find control. If water is still actively flowing, it is important to find its source. Turning water off at the source is the best way to mitigate extreme damage. If you can’t find a specific leak, but have determined it is an internal issue, cut the water to the building off at the main water valve.
3. Begin drying out. Floodwater, even when it is from a natural or clean source, can become contaminated quickly. The more you can stay out of the water, the safer you will stay—but you still want to do what you can to start the drying process. Open windows around the flooded area, turn on fans if you still have power and move anything in the path of the water.
Once our team arrives at your property, we will begin removing the water from your building immediately. Our crew will also perform a total assessment so they can walk you through exactly what your recovery process will look like. We will work directly with your insurance agency as well, making sure everything is handled as easily as possible.
As we get moving on your recovery, you can turn your attention to getting back to work. If our team deems it safe to do so, they will contain the area needing restoration so you can operate out of the rest of your building.
While you get your staff back to work, our staff will continue drying everything out. It is our goal to restore rather than replace your belongings. We will work with you to make the best decisions for your building so that things are as close to normal as possible.
Take a stand against standing water in your commercial building. Move fast, and get in touch with our professionals. We will get you back to work before you know it.
Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.