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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Fire

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

A photo showing water damage in a commercial property A hallway being dried out by SERVPRO of Amherst / Clarence

Water to your home is stressful, but water damage to your business can be devastating and life altering. When your business experiences flooding, It’s a possibility you’ll have to close your doors or stop operating in order to clean up the damage. For some businesses this can be a dividing factor in whether you ever open your doors again.

You shouldn’t just react to water damage you should be proactive to avoid any potential issues.

Electronics and inventory should be kept at least 1inch if not more off the ground. In rooms that are lower such as basements or crawl spaces you want to increase this amount of space between the ground and your inventory. For the most part, most floods aren’t going to rise more than a few inches but its always a possibility they can.

Not only should electronics be off the ground, but any power cords or anything leading to electrical devices. Many businesses rely on their electronics to run the day to day operations, if you can save your electronic equipment you are able to recover more quickly from a flood.

Another good proactive tip is to maintain the sealants of your business. Sealants can degrade over time and can cause water damage to your business. Always check the areas around your window frames and doorways periodically to ensure no leaking is happening. If leaking is found, make sure to address the issue promptly to avoid any water or wind damage to your business.

It is also good practice to keep a list of emergency contacts in case a water issues should occur. It is very important to contact the right people to address any water damage issues immediately. This is where SERVPRO Amherst/Clarence would come into play. Our team would respond to the water loss and help you address any concerns you might have.

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