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How Can I Avoid Electrical Hazards After Commercial Water Damage?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

person working on computer, water dripping on outlet Water and electricity don't mix. SERVPRO can safely remove the water and restore your business.

SERVPRO Techs Have the Equipment and Knowledge to Work Safely While Cleaning up Water Damage in Your Danbury Commercial Property

Water and electricity are a bad mix. When commercial water damage occurs, it is crucial to bring in professional help if there is a remote possibility of a shock hazard. SERVPRO techs have the training and experience to navigate the restoration process safely. Do the following tasks before the technicians arrive on-site if it is safe:   

  • Turn off the electricity at the panel  
  • Do not "test" any electronics that have come into contact with water
  • Avoid entering areas of your building with standing water  

Do I Have to Wait for the Electricity to Get Restored to Start Commercial Water Restoration?   

When water damage happens, and you need commercial water restoration to get your Danbury business reopened, it should not wait. As water remains within the structure, it degrades and becomes progressively more contaminated. SERVPRO technicians have protective gear and professional cleaning agents to neutralize potential hazards in the water, so it is safer to handle during extraction. In cases where the electricity gets turned off, the techs bring generators to power the water removal and drying equipment and put signs around the breaker box, alerting individuals not to turn it on.  

The use of detection devices helps locate electrical wiring before the techs cut into the walls whenever a controlled demo occurs due to sheetrock wicking water, and it needs removal. This action not only speeds up the drying process, but it helps make repairs faster as only a portion of the walls need replacement and repainting, and it gets the business reopened more quickly.  

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 serves the local area providing commercial water restoration services. The certified technicians are available 24/7 for any scope of cleanup needed. 

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