Tips to Streamline Office Flood Cleanup
Posted in Flood & Water Damage, on May 10, 2022
After a long heavy storm or a freak plumbing accident, it is not uncommon for business owners or employees to return to the office after an evening or weekend away to find a waterlogged office in desperate need of water damage restoration or flood cleanup. Because office spaces are unoccupied during vacation time, weekends, and evenings, water breaches can go unnoticed for quite some time without intervention, especially in low-traffic areas like basements, storage, and back rooms. In any instance of water damage, urgent action is of the utmost importance. Streamlining office cleanup is essential to preserving the health of the office, productivity at work, and the well-being of both employees and customers. Restoration starts with a call to a water damage or flooded basement cleanup and repair team.
Get started on flood cleanup with Canada's Restoration Services now. Here are steps to guide you to the fastest and most effective office and flooded basement cleanup.
Call a Local Restoration Service
The restoration company you choose will be the most critical factor in determining the speed and success of flood cleanup in your office. Call Canada's Restoration Services. We're the go-to team for emergency water damage restoration in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada. For over 15 years in the Greater Toronto Area, we've been trusted for residential and commercial flood cleanup. Our technicians will respond within 45 minutes.
In the short time between dispatch and arrival on the scene, you can take a few steps to progress the flood cleanup efforts. However, if the water is dark and murky or around any electrical appliances, do not interfere until we get to your office.
Manage the Crowd
If employees, vendors, or even clients start making their way into the office, stop them. Turn them away to preserve their health and safety. Leaks, floods, sewage backups, and any other type of water damage can create an array of hazards that are best to avoid. Depending on how long ago the water damage started, mold could have spread, not just any mold; in many cases, it's black mold. Other hazards include viruses, bacteria, and toxins from basement or bathroom sewage backups, which must be handled by trained flooded basement cleanup and repair technicians. Loose wires and outlets may also result in electrified water, which risks shock to anyone who unknowingly makes contact. To be safe, keep any unnecessary personnel out of the area, and follow the instructions of Canada's Restoration Services.
Turn Off the Power
As we know, water and electricity don't mix well. If you have any appliances you can safely control from a fuse box or elsewhere, shut off power to those machines to minimize damage. If you know what is causing the water to enter your office, temporarily plug it if the water is clean and away from any electrical output. This will accelerate restoration efforts. But, if safe access is not possible, do not risk it. Your flood cleanup technicians will arrive soon enough to be of assistance.
Pick Up or Move Belongings
Porous fabrics and soft organic materials are more vulnerable to permanent water damage, so if the water is moving toward your furniture, supplies, or personal mementos, only if it's safe to do so you can comfortably remove from the path of the water, move them to avoid contamination and save yourself the trouble of restoring or replacing them.
The Best Flood Cleanup Response
Time is of the essence. Call Canada's Restoration Services right now for emergency water damage restoration or flooded basement cleanup and repair. We'll be there in under an hour to service your property.