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Tips for Tackling Water Disasters at Work | SERVPRO of Hayward

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

concrete floor tiling with large cracks and water on it SERVPRO of Hayward is Here to Help® your business when water damage strikes.

Discovering standing water at your business can be incredibly frustrating and downright overwhelming. One minute you are casually unlocking doors and flipping on lights in the morning and, the next, your socks are soaked and a musty odor hits your nose. What do you do first?

Water damage can occur in many different ways, but they all should be dealt with quickly in order to avoid long-term issues for your property.

Having a plan in place can help you respond faster in a true water emergency, and we are here to help you do just that! Check out our tips for dealing with standing water at your business below.

Taking It One Step at a Time

Finding your property flooded or soaked through can be very unnerving. Even if you did everything right, it can still take you by surprise!

Stay calm and follow these steps to help you stay in control and get things cleaned up quickly:

1. Stay safe. Safety is always key, which is why you should always focus your attention on keeping your staff safe in an unexpected situation. Observe the damage from a dry location and then get us on the phone right away. Our team will start gathering our supplies, and we will be on the road to you quickly.

2. Control the disaster. Taking control of the situation can help prevent the problem from getting worse. Locate the source of the leak as quickly as possible, and turn off the appropriate water valve. If you can’t locate the source right away, simply turn off the main water valve to your building for the time being.

3. Start the drying process. Floodwater can be dangerous, so try to avoid walking through it if at all possible. Sewage, storm runoff or even dangerous chemicals could have made their way into the water that is now all over your floor, so stay dry as you start to open windows and ventilate the area. Consider blocking off the entrances to the area as well to keep employees and customers out of harm’s reach.

Working With SERVPRO®

Once we arrive, you can rest easy knowing that your property is in good hands. We will work on getting the standing water out, and we will complete a total assessment of your building’s needs to help you recover faster. We will also take care of working directly with your insurance company during your entire claims process.

While we take care of your restoration, we want you to take care of your business and your employees. We will help you find ways to work around the construction so you can still operate in whatever capacity that you are able to.

We will take care of you every step of the way to help minimize your closure period and get you back open for business faster. Take action quickly, and call SERVPRO for help every step along the way!

Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.

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