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Water Damage in Your Business

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage in your business is devastating in multiple ways and may happen unexpectedly. But there are ways to be prepared in the event of water damage, and there are steps that SERVPRO will take to help to restore your business. 

Be Prepared 

The best way to prevent water damage is to be prepared before it even happens. SERVPRO offers an Emergency Ready Plan. This plan has many advantages, it offers a no-cost assessment of your facility, a concise profile document that only contains critical information, a guide for getting into your building following a disaster, and many more advantages. So, the best way to prevent water damage in your business is to be prepared and to have a plan.

Tips for Minimizing Damages

Shut off the water source if possible. 

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

If your business has carpet, rugs, or upholstered items, make sure they are protected. You can place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting to help to protect them to the best of your ability.  

Remove any books, magazines, or other colored items from the floor, carpet, or rugs. 

Don’t enter affected areas if there are electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment, and avoid using electric or electronic items that may have come in contact with the water. 

How SERVPRO Will Help Your Business

Emergency Contact 

Our specialists will guide you through several questions that will help us to appropriately respond. 

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment 

Our professionals will thoroughly assess the water damage and help you understand its severity.

Water Removal 

Service work normally begins with a thorough extraction of water. This helps to prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time. 

Damaged Material Removal

Materials are removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying of all restorable materials. It will be communicated to you if any materials cannot be restored. 

Cleaning, Sanitizing, Deodorization

SERVPRO professionals will use a variety of specially formulated products, industry-leading equipment, and proven techniques. 


Our specialists use industry-leading drying equipment to remove the water you can’t see. 


During the drying process, our specialists will want to visit your business daily to ensure materials are drying properly. 

If your business has a Water Damage Emergency, SERVPRO is here to help, 24/7.

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