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Preventative Steps and Response to Water Damage in Your Nashville Business

10/13/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Suppressant Sprinkler System Can Cause Major Water Damage Problems

How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Nashville Business

While business owners in Nashville have numerous concerns that must be addressed to optimize productivity and revenue, limiting the property's susceptibility to water damage is particularly important. Learning more about water damage is the key to implementing the strategies necessary to prevent its occurrence. To get started, business owners should note that pipe breaks can take place throughout the commercial building from suppressant sprinkler systems (also set off because of a fire) and plumbing. One of the effective loss prevention measures that business owners can implement is keeping materials and equipment off the floor. Learn more about preventive measures by considering the following information.

Simple Strategies To Prevent Water Damage
• Do not store porous materials, boxes, or paper on the ground
• Keep all electronic equipment and computers off the floor. The facilities management team should be able to provide you with platforms for the elevation of these types of equipment.
• Record and react to any indications of leaks or accumulated moisture in your commercial building in Nashville.
• Turn your computers and ancillary electronics off, if feasible, as the workday concludes. (This is important because more serious damage can transpire when the electronic device is on.)
• Be sure that the local police and fire department have correct contact information for your property.

Water Damage Restoration With Water Extraction and Drying

Any amounts of water needing more than a mop and bucket for water removal may require a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO.  Wet materials, office furniture, carpeting and pads need immediate water extraction to start the drying process. If the water intrusion event was sufficiently strong to close your business then it is in your best interest to mitigate water damage so that you may reopen ASAP.  A special process for restorative drying of paper documents and records may be essential for your business.  Let our SERVPRO highly trained IICRC technicians execute this process. Extractors and wet vacs should be utilized to remove the water from the carpet and floor. Fans, powerful air movers, and dehumidifiers--both refrigerant and chemical models-- may also be strategically placed for water and moisture removal. In some cases, surfaces that have extensive water damage will have to be removed and replaced.

If you run a commercial business in Nashville, it's critically important that you know how to prevent and respond to building water damage. If you don't, you can suffer financial loss, health issues, and environmental damage. While preventive measures are effective in reducing the likelihood of water damage, there is no way to guarantee that your building will never be adversely impacted by excess water. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the team of water damage specialists from SERVPRO who can assist you in the event of a natural disaster or water problem. We have the knowledge, training, equipment, and the will to remedy the commercial water damage problem quickly and get you back to work.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of South Nashville can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency in Nashville, Brentwood, or Berry Hill regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country. Call for local help. (615) 331-0200

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