When Your Business Experiences Water Damage
If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. SERVPRO Framingham is here to help. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space.
Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of unoccupied buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.
Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.