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What Should Edgewater Business Owners Do First After Flood Damage?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment lined along hallway of commercial building Removing floodwater can be dangerous. SERVPRO has the training to safely remove the water.

SERVPRO Assists Edgewater Property Owners with Floodwater Removal

Fast action is an essential part of addressing floodwater removal and cleanup in local Edgewater commercial properties. The longer the water lingers, the more damage it does. There are some actions business owners can take to protect their property and contents from additional damage.

SERVPRO recommends Edgewater property owners with flood damage take the following actions:

  • Contact your insurance carrier to report the incident
  • Turn off electricity if it is safe to do so to protect against shock from water coming into contact with outlets
  • Remove on the floor if it is safe to do so
  • Contact SERVPRO technicians to start the extraction and drying services immediately

The technicians have generators to power their equipment, so there is never a delay in starting the floodwater removal process. The techs will quickly scope the affected area and remove any items that have the potential for reuse or drying in another place. In many cases, the floodwater recedes almost as fast as it entered, the problem being the moisture did not recede outside; it entered walls, under flooring, and behind baseboards. 

The techs use their array of moisture detection equipment to determine the migration path of the floodwater. They know that businesses need to reopen quickly, and after the initial inspection, the crew chief can set a timeline for the extraction, drying, and disinfection of the property. This timeline estimate allows business owners to set up alternative ways to handle day-to-day operations by utilizing work-at-home procedures for employees to keep the business running until the property is repaired and safe to work in again. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 brings professional equipment and years of experience to clean up any size of flood damage in Edgewater properties. 

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