Water is very destructive – it can cause major issues like warped floors, blistered paint, rusted metal, saturated walls, and spreading mold. So, if you find yourself dealing with water damage, you have no time to waste to get it repaired.
Here 3 steps to take immediately:
- Call your insurance company. Your insurance company will send an adjuster to assess the damage and determine whether your policy covers your losses. The adjuster may also recommend a water damage restoration specialist to repair and restore your property.
- Protect yourself and your valuables. Once you’ve been cleared to reenter your business, it’s critical to take precautionary steps to protect yourself and your valuables.
- Turn off the power
- Wear protective gear like rubber boots and gloves
- Save anything you can
- Take an inventory of the building
- Remove important documents you have around the office
- Take pictures and paintings off the walls
- Get professional help. If your insurance company doesn’t recommend a water removal company, your next step is finding someone who can repair and restore. A restoration company will come in and quickly and efficiently start pumping water out before it can cause any more damage.
During a catastrophic event, think of the SFM Disaster Recovery crew as first responders in this type of situation. The sooner we get started repairing the damage, the quicker you can start repairing the office and getting the business up and running again.