How to Handle Commercial Water Damage Cleanup
Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time and without notice. Quickly cleaning up devastating water damage helps owners reopen their business as soon as possible.
Do you know how to handle water damage at your commercial property? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a pipe breaks, your roof leaks, or the streets flood to protect your property? What is your plan?
Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. 1st Call Disaster Services will help you prepare for a water damage emergency by assisting you in the creation of a plan of damage. This comprehensive plan assures that when an emergency occurs, our experienced technicians will get you back in business.
Commercial Water Damage Prevention
Large-scale losses can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines. Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are located and have a contingency plan in place in case you are not available. Create an emergency plan with step-by-step directions, and make a list of phone numbers of approved companies to call in a crisis. Make sure someone you trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable.
Causes of Commercial Water Damage
Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, leaking roofs, frozen pipes, sewage backups, or flooding, water damage is a serious concern and a significant threat to your commercial property.
Understanding the source of the flooding is essential for proper cleanup. 1st Call Disaster Services will treat clean water from a broken pipe or a leaking roof during a rainstorm differently than floodwaters and sewage backups. Always protect your health, and let the commercial water damage experts at 1st Call Disaster Services handle the cleanup and restoration of your property.
Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage
Every water damage restoration company is going to be concerned with preventing or mitigating mold growth after water damage in your commercial property. Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage and starting extraction and drying as soon as possible after water damage is your best line of defense against mold.
Proper removal and drying of the water is critical after a water damage emergency and will prevent any long-term problems. Some owners do experience problems after attempting water damage cleanup themselves or by hiring someone who doesn’t have the proper equipment or experience.
When your commercial property has been affected by water damage, call the professionals at 1st Call Disaster Services to extract the water, dry your structure and to clean and remove any potentially dangerous contaminants. We will respond anytime, day or night, and our team will get to work immediately to mitigate the damage and begin cleanup.