Commercial Water Damage Tips
Water damage can be a threat to commercial buildings. It's not just a threat to the safety of the occupants, but it's also a threat the finances of the owners.
In Marshfield, Rockland, and surrounding towns that means water damage can affect plenty of medical buildings, professional buildings, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. In times of severe flooding or plumbing failure this damage could even stop your business from daily tasks, which means you are losing money!
In the office there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of damage due to water leaks. For example, educate your office managers on water damage preparedness. This means that your managers should know how to turn off the water, electric, and gas supply. If they don’t have access, then they should know who to call in order to have these items completed. It’s also a good idea to have some basic tools in the office so that they are readily available in the event of an emergency. Lastly, it’s important to have a list of emergency contact phone numbers for all employees, as well as local fire and police numbers, so that in the worst case the loved ones of those injured can be notified, and they can get medical attention if needed.
Just as with residential structures, rapid response is critical to water damage in an office. The longer you wait before the area is restored the more of a chance you there is that you will have mold, which is another problem altogether.
The best course of action is:
- Call a plumber to fix the source of the loss;
- Call SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland to remediate the damage.
Of course, you can call your insurance first, but remember, we are also experts at the insurance side of damages as well, and can help you get the best coverage, so you can call us to work with your insurance as well.
At SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland we are the leaders of commercial water damage restoration. Call us today to learn more! 781-834-7707