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Faced With Sewage Damage To Your Business?

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Cables Wall Outlet Be sure to turn off all electronic devices after a sewage disaster.

Coming into work Monday morning to find sewage damage in your business or commercial property can be frightening and disgusting. You may be tempted to throw in the towel, but you'll need to be alert throughout the entire sewer cleanup process! Specific steps need to be followed if your sewage disaster is more than a simple floor leak. While SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll County professionals can do the cleaning for you, there are three procedures you execute if you encounter sewage damage in your business.

  1. Address The Electronics

The first step you should take is eliminating any safety hazards near the sewer backup, specifically electronic devices. Without coming in contact with the sewage, all items or devices that run on electricity need to be turned off or unplugged as soon as possible! Surrounding areas could become hazardous if the water touches one of these items. Below is a brief list of devices to be mindful of in a business or commercial property setting:

  • Computers/Laptops
  • Chargers
  • Video Equipment
  • Office Printers
  • Lobby/Breakroom Televisions
  1. Create Ventilation: Open Windows

After a sewage disaster, it does not take long before mold begins to grow and is discovered. To avoid additional damage to your business or commercial property, airing out your space is essential! Additionally, the fresh air reduces some of the unruly smell from sewage backflow and moisture in the air. 

  1. Remove Endangered Items

All items that have come into contact with sewage should be left to the professionals to clean and disinfect. For all restorable items, SERVPRO professionals can properly sanitize and return them to your business. If the sewage water is continually leaking, it is wise to remove non-contaminated items from the affected area so no additional property is lost. 

The sewer cleanup process at your business or commercial property will go smoother if you remember and execute these three steps! Knowing what you can do to help immediately following a sewage backflow could help save your business money and restoration time. When SERVPRO restoration experts arrive, relay everything you know about the situation. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible! Sewage damage is never pretty, but with SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties it does not have to be debilitating for your business! 

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