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5 Things To Avoid During a Business Flood Cleanup

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage in Dickson, TX

Here Are Five Things You May Want To Avoid Doing

After floodwater has affected your Dickson, TX home, you may be in need of a flood cleanup. During this process there are a number of things that will need to happen, but there are also a few mistakes that should be avoided. 

1. Forgetting to Contact a Professional

Any time you have flooding in your business it’s important to contact a local water damage restoration service for help. Trying to clean everything yourself can be overwhelming. These professionals have a dedicated team with the proper equipment to help restore your business property as quickly as possible.

2. Not Removing the Water

Just like a flooded home, water left to sit in a business can cause a number of problems. Water can soak in and cause wood to swell, drywall to crumble, and tile or stone to crack. Standing water should be removed as quickly as possible.

3. Failing to Dry the Area

After the flood water is removed from the space it will need to be thoroughly dried. Forgetting to take this step could lead to delays in repairs, or problems with mold growth. A dehumidifier may help pull water from the air during this process.

4. Forgetting to Sanitize the Space

After the area is dried it was also need to be cleaned an sanitized before the water damage restoration can begin. Forgetting to take this step could leave behind bacteria which could cause problems down the road.

5. Not Using Safety Equipment

Forgetting to use safety equipment can lead to possible injuries during a cleanup. This is why it’s important to always wear the correct gear. This often includes masks, gloves, clothing covers, and shoe covers or work boots.

When dealing with floodwater in your business it’s a good idea to follow these guidelines in order to ensure the space is cleaned up properly. Remember to contact a professional, remove water from the space, dry the area, sanitize the area, and use the correct equipment. Forgetting to take these steps could potentially lead to more problems.

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