Water damage restoration is an emergency business. In the commercial setting water damage can mean heavy expenses for cleanup or losing out business. There are also steps that business owners can take to prevent the damage from spreading even further on your commercial property. The cleaning professionals at ServiceMaster of Germantown use advanced products, procedures, and equipment to assure the highest level of cleaning performance and protection for property and furnishings. The process unfolds in six steps:
- Inspection and assessment
- Water removal
- Anti-microbial application
- Drying: air movement
- Drying: dehumidifying
- Drying: monitoring
By following the commercial water damage process step-by-step, we help get you and your business back on your feet in no time. If you see water damage, there are many things you can do to prevent it from getting worse:
What to Do if You Ever Have Water Damage
- Use fans to circulate the air and assist drying.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting. If there is also fire be careful not to run soot into fabrics.
- Wipe furniture dry.
- If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, you can use dehumidifiers.
- Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a plastic or wood coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
- Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place small wood blocks or aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.
- Open drawers and doors to enhance drying.
- Move photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location.
- Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
- Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry.
- If you are dealing with water damage alone and your furnace or air conditioner is safe to use you can use them to facilitate drying. If the damage occurs during a cool season, leave the heat on. Do not use excessive heating to speed drying. During the summer you can run your air conditioner to remove moisture.