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What to Do if You Experience Water Damage at Your East Erie and Warren County Business

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

A chair, laptop, lamp, and plant sit underwater in a flooded office. SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties will give you a free estimate and a scope of the job, letting you know the extent of the damage.

As a business owner, the worst thing that can happen is business interruption. Things can happen at any establishment. That’s why SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties wants to outline the 5 most basic steps in case your Erie business is affected by water damage.

  1. Always call your insurance company.

This is a biggie. File that claim! The quicker you get the claim in---the faster the process will move along. Paperwork needs filed, claims adjusters need to come out, and your coverage needs verified. Your insurance company may suggest a restoration company to use, but usually this stems from prices and not quality of work. Do your own research and choose the company that fits your requirements. The choice is up to you!

  1. Get an inspection.

Choose a company in Erie that does inspections prior to charging for work. SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties will give you a free estimate and a scope of the job, letting you know the extent of the damage. SERVPRO will determine the source of the water damage, check the condition of the structure, electrical system, pipes and all the other possible affected areas.

  1. Protect your structure.

Commercial structures are better than residential on withstanding water, but there are still some things that need looked at. Some of the building can still suffer from corrosion or mold growth.

  1. Check the electrical system.

Water and electricity don’t mix. That’s why you want to choose a company that is certified and works with experienced and certified electricians.

  1. Cleaning and Remediation

Mold can begin growing in as little as 48 hours. An experienced restoration company will be able to detect the source and take the proper measures for remediation. Mold spreads fairly quickly and needs addressed as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of East Erie and Warren Counties is your go-to commercial water restoration expert here in Warren. We are a full-service restoration company, serving the residents of Erie County for water, fire, and mold restoration. Follow us on Facebook for more tips or call us at (814) 636-6760.

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