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How to Conquer Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

By Kustom Disaster Restoration
Posted September 28, 2022

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time and without warning. The effects of commercial water damage can be devastating to a business owner who is faced with having to clean up the damage and reopen their business as soon as possible.

Do you know how to handle water damage at your commercial property? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a pipe breaks, your roof leaks, or the streets flood to protect your property? 

Thankfully, the process isn’t as scary as it sounds. A little preparation for a water damage emergency and a plan of action in the event it ever happens can significantly reduce property damage and will get you back to business as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage Prevention

Large-scale losses can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines: 

  • Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are located and have a contingency plan in case you are unavailable.
  • Create an emergency plan with specific steps to follow and necessary information, like approved companies’ phone numbers to call in an emergency.
  • Make sure someone you can trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable.

It’s a good idea to locate a water damage restoration company that provides emergency response before disaster strikes. Do your due diligence and call a few different companies to ask any questions you might have about their services or their experience with companies similar to yours. The faster you can start cleanup after an incident, the smaller the loss. 

Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, leaking roofs, frozen pipes, sewage backups, or flooding, water damage is a serious concern and a major threat to your commercial property.

Understanding the source of the flooding is essential for proper cleanup, as clean water from a broken pipe or a leaking roof during a rainstorm will be treated differently than floodwater or sewage backups. Always protect your health and let commercial water damage experts handle the cleanup and restoration of your property.

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

Every water damage restoration company will be concerned with preventing or mitigating mold growth after water damage on your commercial property. Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage, and starting extraction and drying as soon as possible after water damage is your best line of defense against mold.

Proper removal and drying of the water is critical after a water damage emergency and will prevent the long-term problems some experience after attempting water damage cleanup themselves or hiring someone without the proper equipment or experience.

Commercial Water Damage Experts

When your commercial property has been affected by water damage, call the professionals at Kustom to extract the water, dry your structure, and clean and remove any potentially dangerous contaminants. We will respond any time, day or night, and our team will get to work immediately to mitigate the damage and begin cleanup. Contact our water damage experts today.

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