Minimize Commercial Storm Damage: 3 Things You Can Do
Storms can wreak havoc on commercial properties, inflicting various types of storm and water damage. In the event that your property experiences storm damage, it is of the utmost importance to prevent further damage by being proactive in the downtime before professional help arrives. Today’s blog will share 3 tips that can be beneficial in protecting your commercial property from unnecessary storm damage while waiting for help to arrive.
- Stay Away from the Affected Area
The combination of standing water and electricity poses safety risks to those occupying your commercial property, which means that it is imperative that people stay out of water damaged until professionals have restored the affected areas. Additional safety risks can arise if electrical appliances, wiring, and outlets are in the affected areas. While keeping people out of affected areas is a critical first step, it is also crucial that you refrain from turning on the lights or unplugging electrical appliances because these actions can threaten the safety of those occupying the commercial building.
- Turn Off the Water Source & Breakers
After a storm and the discovery of water damage inside of your commercial property, shutting off the water source and the breakers is the best way to protect yourself and others working in your commercial building from safety concerns such as electrical shock.
- Protect Your Building’s Belongings
From important documents and equipment to retail items and other products, various valuable items are commonly stored in commercial buildings. In order to protect valuable items from water damage, it is best to move them away from water damaged areas, which facilitates drying. Be sure to also assess your business’ valuables for damage as soon as possible in order to prevent further water damage.
Call SERVPRO Team Wall for Commercial Restoration Services
Both big or small, storms and the damage that they leave in their path can cause significant stress and challenges for commercial property owners. Remember, however, that SERVPRO Team Wall and our storm damage restoration professionals can help you find peace of mind in the aftermath of any storm event. At the first sight of water damage, call your local SERVPRO Team Wall office, SERVPRO of Metro Pittsburgh East, at (412) 672-5400 for more information about our Commercial Storm Restoration offerings. Curious as to the ways in which SERVPRO can help your commercial property after a storm? Check out the resources on our website that explain our other related offerings, from general Commercial Restoration to Commercial Water Damage Restoration services. Even in the event of larger storm event, SERVPRO Team Wall can help. Our Large Loss Disaster Recovery Team, with its extensive network of teams located across the country, offers services for large commercial storm losses 24/7. Call SERVPRO Team Wall immediately to restore your commercial property to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened” after any storm emergency.