Dos & Don'ts of Commercial Water Damage
Unfortunately, water damage events are never scheduled. They typically occur at the most inconvenient time.
Because it is your business, quick response is critical in AVOIDING:
- Business interruptions
- Revenue loss
- Costly repairs
- Undue stress
That's where SERVPRO® of McLean professionals come in to help you get back to business quickly.
- Remove as much excess water as possible with extraction equipment.
- Wipe excess water from wood furnishings after removing any contents lying on the surface.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
- Clearly designate wet areas with floor signs and safety tape.
- Pad or block wood furniture to prevent permanent staining or carpet.
- Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
- Attempt to vacuum up water with standard retail vacuum equipment (e.g. ShopVac or upright vacuum).
- Turn on ceiling fans or light fixtures if ceiling is wet.
- Stand beneath sagging ceilings.
- Attempt to use electrical devices exposed to moisture.
- Turn on unexposed electrical devices while standing on wet floors - especially wet concrete.