Protect Your Company From a Water Damage Disruption | SERVPRO® of Central Garden Grove
Commercial water damage is a hectic situation no business owner hopes to face.
Water damage can affect businesses in more ways than one. Internal sources like a leaky pipe or a plumbing overflow can halt productivity, ruin equipment and weaken your building’s structure. Natural sources can also strike and put you out of business when you least expect it.
Garden Grove business owners should prepare for river overflow, dam failure and coastal flooding. Depending on where your business is located in our area, these hazards can create a disastrous water emergency in your building
No matter where your water damage originates, the losses that result are devastating. Understanding how to respond when water infiltrates your building will help you mitigate damage and get the situation under control fast.
Locate the important water cutoff points around your building. Remember where your fire sprinkler system and main water valve are so you can quickly shut them off when needed.
You should also ensure a few trusted members of your team know how to find and shut off these points. This will guarantee any water emergency is dealt with quickly and can help reduce the risk of damage.
When water damage strikes, the kind of water produced can help you assess how hazardous your issue is. Knowing the severity of what you’re dealing with will allow you to safely respond:
White water: This kind of water is produced following a plumbing failure. It is not classified as contaminated and is safe for you to handle in small quantities.
Gray water: This kind of water is caused by overflowing toilet tanks and clogged sink drains. While it is regarded as contaminated, the water is not hazardous.
Black water: Heavily contaminated black water is usually produced by sewage overflows and storm flooding. This type of water damage is considered toxic and should always be handled by an expert.
When water is leaking into your building, attempt to find the source and swiftly cut it off. Open your doors and windows to dry out your building a bit faster. After this, be sure to notify everyone in your building that the impacted areas are off-limits.
Once the situation is under control, carefully record any damage your building has sustained. This will make the insurance process much easier and will allow you to determine which areas of your property require reinforcement.
The noticeable water damage in your workplace could be a small portion of a bigger issue. Your building might be hiding water damage in places you can’t see.
At SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove, we can find the water source and immediately begin the repair process. Once we identify the areas of your building that are water-damaged, we can employ cutting-edge technology to quickly dry it out and clean up the mess.
The severity of your losses will determine the duration of the restoration process. So, as our experienced experts work to return your property to its preloss state, try to have patience. Before you know it, you and your team will be back to work!
When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 24⁄7 to get started!