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Water Damage Restoration Tips For Businesses

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Any water-related damage can be difficult to deal with as a business owner. Flooding caused by a burst pipe may cause a serious dent in your profits as you will need to close to repair this unfortunate damage. Meanwhile, if you choose to neglect leaking or any other water-related issues, this may cause further damage. In fact, ignoring water damage can be worse for your business as it may result in mold formation that causes structural damage, which is often costlier to fix. Hence, acting promptly when you face water damage is extremely important. Here are some of our top tips if you are to help you deal with water damage restoration.

Understanding The Extent of Damage

There are varying degrees of water damage. The source of the water and where this water arose from affect how you should respond to the damage. There are mainly three types of water damage- clean water damage, gray water damage, and black water damage.

  • Clean water damage: damage caused due to a broken appliance. The water that emerges is usually clean, free of any contaminants.
  • Gray water damage: damage caused when water emerges from a source that may be contaminated
  • Black water damage: damage caused when water that contains viruses, bacteria, or parasites encounters your equipment. This is the most serious and dangerous form of damage because this water contains contaminants that can have effects on your health if ingested.

The type of damage also helps you determine what are the next steps you should be taking. If the water damage was caused by a spoilt appliance, it may be time to look into replacing it.

Settling Your Insurance

You should try to settle your insurance as soon as you can after you have settled the flooding or water damage. This helps you greatly in the claims process. Remember to take all the pictures so that you can have all the proof fully documented. Speaking to your insurance providers would also give you a greater sense of clarity about how to proceed next. However, if you feel extremely overwhelmed with recuperating from the losses due to the water damage, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is here to help! We can help to ease your burdens by dealing with the insurance paperwork so that you can deal with the more pressing matters. We can make the entire claims process stress free for you as we understand the worries that come along with dealing with water damage.

Hiring A Water Restoration Company

The above tips are better if you are certain that no serious damage has been done to your business. However, in more serious cases, it would be best to recruit a water restoration company to help you throughout this process. Companies such as SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City have years of experience that would allow us to best meet your needs. We have seen a multitude of water damage cases which is why no case will be too difficult or challenging for us to take on! We can make the recovery process smooth sailing for you, so wait no longer and give us a call today!

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