Has your business space recently been affected by some water damage? Unfortunately, water damage can strike at any time and can occur from natural disasters and various plumbing issues. More importantly, the effects of water damage can worsen shortly thereafter, so it’s very important that you take the proper steps to protect your employees and aid in the restoration of your commercial property.
One of the most important parts of minimizing costs and damage is acting quickly. Several threats present themselves in a timely manner, not limited to mold and mildew. Fortunately, if you take the appropriate action, more threats can be prevented.
Mold can grow quickly, so start by assessing your possessions and space thoroughly and quickly. Basically, it is advisable that you recognize what items should be treated for mold or dried out individually versus what needs to be disposed of altogether. If you have any level of uncertainty, this is where consulting a professional is best.
Drying the Space
More specifically, at this time, it’s important that your space is dried out properly. Let’s take a look at some best practices for this.
Document the Damage
As you go throughout the commercial space, take note of everything that has been affected. By doing so, it can not only help when it comes to financing, but it can serve as an accountability checker. In essence, if you have a thorough list, you can be sure of what was there from the start, what had to be removed, and what needed to be dried out. With items that may have required some drying time, a replacement may be needed too, so this helps to keep you organized — especially when outside parties are called in.
Particularly important for your insurance company is having a good record of what was damaged. Besides that, know that your commercial property insurance policy can be a good base level of coverage. In addition to that, however, flood insurance, where applicable, may also be beneficial for you. Either way, as soon as you notice any damage to your property, contact your insurance company for any coverage inquiries and to know what the next steps are.
When to Call in the Pros
After you’ve contacted your insurance company to file a claim, contact your trusted water cleanup company servicing Reading, PA, and all of Berks County. Here at ServiceMaster Restore, you can expect to receive expert restoration service for your commercial property. Our promise is to be by your side through every step of the process while providing you with incomparable customer service. Contact us today!