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Dos & Don'ts of Commercial Water Damage

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

DC sky overview Water damage events are never scheduled.

Unfortunately, water damage events are never scheduled. They typically occur at the most inconvenient time.

Because it is your business, quick response is critical in AVOIDING:

  • Business interruptions
  • Revenue loss
  • Costly repairs
  • Undue stress
  •  That's where SERVPRO® of Annandale-Falls Church professionals come in to help you get back to business quickly.

    DO:

  • Remove as much excess water as possible with extraction equipment.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furnishings after removing any contents lying on the surface.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
  • Clearly designate wet areas with floor signs and safety tape.
  • Pad or block wood furniture to prevent permanent staining or carpet.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • DO NOT:

  • Attempt to vacuum up water with standard retail vacuum equipment (e.g. ShopVac or upright vacuum).
  • Turn on ceiling fans or light fixtures if ceiling is wet.
  • Stand beneath sagging ceilings.
  • Attempt to use electrical devices exposed to moisture.
  • Turn on unexposed electrical devices while standing on wet floors - especially wet concrete.
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