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Commercial Flooding: Don’t Do This!

commercial water dmg2When it comes to having a flood to your Cypress commercial building, everyone always tells you what to do. However, no one tells you what NOT to do when it comes to having a flood. Here are some helpful tips on what not to do when a flood strikes your area.

Before you being to enter your building to do any water damage cleanup, make sure all power has been turned off. Water and electricity do not mix. Do not go into any standing water with the electricity still on. Standing water can be very dangerous especially with the power still on. You increase the chance of being electrocuted when you are in standing water in your commercial building.

Removing Water

When you begin water damage cleanup, do not use a regular household vacuum to remove the water. Regular vacuums are not meant to handle sucking in large amounts of water. Sucking up that much water can cause damage to your vacuum or could potentially cause it to short a circuit in your home. You can find some rental equipment and you can try to remove all of the water, but unless you have the necessary equipment to do so we recommend that you hire a professional restoration company to take care of any water removal needs.

Usings Appliances

Many appliances are not manufactured to be waterproof. It is best not to use any electrical appliances when your flooring or carpet is still wet. It is very easy for water to seep into any vulnerable areas in the appliances, thus increasing your chance of being electrocuted. If you are not careful you can even start an electrical fire.

Removing Mold

Mold is the most common thing to happen when you have received a flood in your facility. Mold can be easily spread and can be very harmful to your health. Hiring a professional mold specialist will make sure all the mold is removed in your building, along with making sure the air is not contaminated by the mold. Getting your commercial building back in health.

Failing to Prepare

As a commercial facility, you should have a disaster plan in place for water damage emergencies. Not only will having a plan help you get your business back up and running in a timely manner, it will save your company a ton of money and can prevent unnecessary losses.

To get your commercial building back to new again, you should consider hiring a professional. Many of them have the right tools, equipment, and knowledge to get the job done right and effective. Making sure that your Cypress commercial building is back to the way it was before the flood happened.

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