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What You Can Do: 3 Ways to Minimize Damage After a Storm

11/28/2022 (Permalink)

Storm over a town It is of the utmost importance to prevent further damage if your commercial property endures a storm.

If your commercial property endures a storm, leaving your building with storm or water damage, it is of the utmost importance to prevent further damage. Being proactive during the downtime before help arrives can be especially beneficial in this regard. In today’s blog, we’ll share 3 tips that can help in protecting your commercial property from unnecessary damage while you wait for the storm damage restoration experts to arrive.

  1. Stay Away from the Affected Area

The mix of standing water and electricity poses a risk for electrocution, which makes it imperative that people stay away from rooms that have experienced water damage until professionals have restored the affected areas. Electrical appliances, wiring, and outlets, which are common for rooms in commercial buildings, can pose additional safety risks if they are located in water damaged areas. Keeping people out of affected areas is a critical first step, but it is crucial that you refrain from turning on the lights or unplugging electrical appliances, as these actions can threaten the safety of those occupying the commercial building.

  1. Turn Off the Water Source & Breakers

To best protect yourself and others working in your commercial building from safety concerns such as electrical shock, shut off the water source and turn off the breakers as soon as water damage is discovered after a storm.

  1. Protect Your Building’s Belongings

Valuable items, such as documents, retail items, equipment, and other products, are commonly housed in commercial buildings. Moving valuables away from water damaged areas facilitates drying. Additionally, it is beneficial to assess them for damage as soon as possible in order to prevent further water damage.

Call SERVPRO Team Wall for Commercial Restoration Services

Storms – big or small – and the damage that they leave behind can cause tremendous stress and challenges for commercial property owners. Trusting SERVPRO Team Wall and our storm damage restoration professionals, however, can help you find peace of mind. Don’t hesitate – call your local SERVPRO Team Wall office, SERVPRO of Harrisburg West, at (717) 510-6779 to learn more about our Commercial Storm Restoration offerings. Wondering how SERVPRO can help your commercial property after a storm? Check out the pages on our website dedicated to our other related offerings, from general Commercial Restoration to Commercial Water Damage Restoration services. Finally, in the event of larger storm events, our Large Loss Disaster Recovery Team can be of assistance, as we have an extensive network of teams located across the country, offering services 24/7. Call SERVPRO Team Wall immediately to make it “Like it never even happened” and prevent further damage.

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