Commercial Water Damage: The Steps to Take
Water damage is one of the most, if not the most, frequent and expensive disaster a small business can experience. Once a water loss occurs, if it is not taken care of quickly, it can easily create other damages such as microbial growth. Often these types of losses originate or are related to plumbing, roof leaks, HVAC systems, or appliances.
The First Four Steps to Take
- Locate the source of the damage. Water intrusion can happen in many places, be sure to check the pipes, plumbing, and appliances. It is also a good idea to look for any holes in the walls or roof as well. If you can locate the source, it is recommended to call a plumber to fix the problem first. However, if you cannot locate the problem, call a leak detection service as they have the proper equipment to identify the invisible issue.
- Shut the water main off if needed. If you have a leaking or busted pipe, shut it off as soon as you can to prevent further damage.
- Contact your insurance company right away. Notify your insurance company about the water damage as early as possible. Be sure to take pictures of the damages and document it as well.
- Give SERVPRO® a call. As an emergency mitigation service, we are ready to hop into action to ensure that the damage is limited. Our trained technicians are respectful, professional, and well versed in the many nuances that comes with a water loss.
Our team at SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Wilkes & Burke Counties can walk you through the necessary steps when dealing with a water loss. Contact us at 706-843-1990 if your commercial property has experienced a water loss, we are “Here to help. ®”