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What To Do if Your Business is Affected by a Flood

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

What to do After a Flood in Your Business

When it comes to your business, you want to do everything you can to ensure it succeeds. The last thing you want to experience is having something negatively impact what you have worked so hard towards. Unfortunately, this can often be unpreventable, making it extremely important to know what to do in the case of an unexpected setback. Here at SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County, we want to teach you how to handle one type of disaster, floods. 

Causes of Floods

When a business experiences severe flooding, it is the result of either man-made or natural flooding. Man-made flooding can be caused in a number of different ways including overflowing the sink, a leaking water heater. Sometimes these can be the result of user error and other times they can be caused by overuse or wear and tear. Natural flooding is caused by an environmental factor such as excessive rain resulting in a temporary layer of water on the ground that causes damage to your business. Regardless of the type of flooding, it is important to know how to handle it in case it happens to your business. 

What to Do in the Event of Flooding 

If your business experiences severe flooding the most important thing to do is keep the employees and customers safe. It is essential to have an evacuation plan in the event that a flood occurs. Once everyone is accounted for and it is deemed safe to reenter the building, turn off the gas, appliances, and power within the building. This is essential as it can prevent further damage from occurring to your business. 

What to Do With Flooded Contents

When your business floods, important documents, and equipment can be damaged by water, but our technicians are experienced in water damage remediation. Every item affected by the flood will be cataloged and either salvaged, stored, or disposed of by our team. For any items that need to be replaced, we help deal with your insurance adjuster, to help replace the item without any headaches. 

What to Do Next

If your business has flooded, removing the water and beginning the restoration process quickly is essential to returning your business to its natural form. In the unfortunate case that your business is affected by any kind of flooding, SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County will be there to effectively take care of any damages caused. We can be reached at (704)-840-6112 and will be ready any time day or night to help you in your time of need. 

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