Don’t Stand for Standing Water in Your Business | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties
You head into work for the day, unlock the doors and start flipping on lights—only to notice a musty odor. Could there be a water leak somewhere?
This might be an unnerving scenario, but imagine walking into work for the day and suddenly finding yourself ankle deep in standing water. Now it is a true nightmare.
Whether it is from a plumbing failure or a natural disaster, tackling standing water in your business requires fast action. The sooner you can start addressing the problem, the less damage you will have overall. Get to know what to do so you don’t have to stand for standing water in your business.
Finding your business flooded, even if it was predicted and you did everything you could to prepare, can be very unnerving. Take a deep breath and follow a few easy steps in order to get things cleaned up quickly and avoid extensive damages or mold growth.
1. Stay safe. Your first priority should always be safety. If you can, find a dry spot to assess the situation. Call SERVPRO® right away, and we will start gathering your information and organizing a team to get to your business. Snap some photos of the damage while you wait for our professionals to arrive.
2. Control the disaster. Fast action is the best way to prevent major losses. Identify the source of the water if you are able. This is the best way to determine what kind of water you are dealing with. Shut off anything that is still spilling out water. If you know the water is coming from an internal source, but you can’t locate the exact leak, use the main water shut-off to cut water to the building.
3. Start the drying process. Because floodwaters can become contaminated and a biohazard quickly, the more you can stay out of them, the better. If you can safely do so, open windows around the flooded area and remove anything in the water’s path.
Once our restoration team gets there, water removal will begin immediately. While we start getting the standing water out, we will also complete a total assessment of your building so that we can walk you through what the restoration process will entail. We work directly with your insurance agency as well so that the whole process is as simple as possible.
While we tackle your recovery, you can focus on finding ways to keep business going. If our experts determine the flood was isolated enough, we can close off the section needing repairs so that you can use the rest of the building.
As you handle your crew, our crew will continue the drying process. We make it our goal to save as many of your belongings as possible, and you will be a part of every decision-making process along the way.
Don’t ever stand for standing water. Take quick action and call SERVPRO. We will get you working again in no time.
Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.