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Do These 6 Things Before a Large Loss Response Team Arrives

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Furniture damaged by floodwaters moved outside in a home. Set out all furniture to dry.

Do These 6 Things Before a Large Loss Response Team Arrives

If your company has faced a catastrophic loss in Beaufort City, SC, from flooding, you need help on a large scale to restore your business to its original state "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO can send Disaster Recovery Teams to assist the SERVPRO Franchise Professionals in your area to help you rebuild faster.
As the water recedes, authorities will give the go-ahead to return to your property. Keep these things in mind while waiting for disaster professionals to arrive.

1. Wear Protective Gear
When entering your property make sure you're wearing sturdy shoes and protective clothing for protection against injury.

2. Keep the Power Off
When you're standing in wet or even damp areas, don't turn on any electrical appliances.

3. Stay Away From Black Water-Contaminated Items After Storm Damage
Water coming from a stream or river as well as a creek is considered black water. The same goes with water that's come through insulation. Stay away from anything that has come into contact with this water after a catastrophic loss.

4. Set Out All Furniture To Dry
Carry out all of your furniture to allow it to dry. Remove all of the cushions and prop them vertically so they can dry out faster. Wipe down any wood surfaces and other items to prevent catastrophic loss from accumulating.

5. Throw Away Contaminated Food
Anything that has come in contact with floodwaters should be thrown away for your own protection, even canned goods.

6. Watch Out for Mold Growth
The collection of moisture in areas such as crawl spaces can encourage mold growth, so be aware and have professionals treat those problem areas right away.
Suffering a loss after a catastrophic event can be devastating, but with the help of a Large Loss Response Team, your business will be good as new.

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