If you unfortunately arrive to your business after the weekend and find a flood inside of your building, you may become frustrated, worried, and scared. It is likely that all of the items in your business are ruined or have been damaged by the water, especially if the water has been sitting all weekend long.
If the water has been sitting, it may be stagnant and it is important that you work closely with a professional water damage restoration company to clean up the mess that is left.
Recovering your business after a flood may seem tough or impossible, but it can be done. We are here to help you and we will stand by you throughout the entire process. Below, we will go over some tips and steps to help you recover your business AFTER a flood.
- Assess the Damage to Your Business
The first step you need to take to recover from a flood is to assess the damage that has been done. To do this, you will need to take a look in your building to find out how much of the business is actually affected. If you have a two-story building, you may find that the flood has only affected the bottom story and the upper story is completely salvageable.At this time, you do want to make sure you take pictures of the damage because the next step is to let your insurance company know about the damage. They will request pictures and they will want to know what was damaged, so make sure to include any computers, desks, etc.
- Walk Through Your Business with the Adjuster
You will need to walk through your business with the adjuster. He or she will talk to you about the damage and let you know what needs to be done. For example, they will tell you whether or not the floor needs to be replaced, if drywall needs to be redone, and so on.
- Recover What You Can
After pictures have been taken, you will want to recover any business equipment that you may be able to save. For example, if the flooding has not affected the items on your employees’ desks, you can go into the business and save these items. You want to avoid leaving any salvageable items within the flooded area because you run the risk of humidity and mold affecting those things.
- Allow the Crews to Work
Now it is time for water damage restoration to take place and you should let the crews work within your business. The crews will dry out the space and help to restore your business back to its original condition prior to the flood.
Contact Restore Pro Today
If you have experienced water damage or flooding in your business, now is the time to contact Restore Pro. We are ready to work with you to help you restore your business and help you move forward after a disaster. Give us a call today at 1-800-847-0114 or learn more about Water Damage Restoration Services through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.