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3 Things To Do After Water Damage to Your Building

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Actions To Keep In Mind In Case Your Company Experiences This Type Of Disaster

Whether it is a flood or a significant plumbing malfunction, water damage can cause serious problems for your business in Mount Pleasant, SC. Water in the wrong place could cost your company thousands of dollars. In really bad situations your business could even be shut down for a period of time, resulting in lost revenue. While a major water problem can seem overwhelming, there are things you can do to minimize damage and restore your facility to working order. Keep these actions in mind if your company experiences broken pipes or some other type of disaster.

  1. Call for professional help. Some problems are just too large for you to handle with your own staff. A nearby water restoration company is trained to help when water damage is severe. A professional company has the equipment, the trained personnel, and the knowledge to complete a full restoration of your facility. They will arrive only hours after the call and begin to work on stopping the source of the water leak immediately.

  2. Consult with your insurance company. You don't necessarily have to call your insurance agent right away, but it should still be one of your first calls. It's okay if the water cleanup is already underway, but you will want to gain a better understanding of what is covered and what your responsibilities are. Documentation of cleanup costs and facility damage will help a claim get settled and paid quickly. The restoration company you hire may also be able to help you with the claims process.

  3. Check to make sure everything is completed. Cleaning up water damage has many steps and an inexperienced company might miss a few things. Make sure all areas of your building are free of damage. It is critical that areas have been dried out to prevent problems such as odors or future mold growth. By hiring the right restoration company, you ensure the job will be accomplished to your standards.

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