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How to Prevent Disaster While Your Business is Closed Due to COVID-19

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Wet carpet in a hallway with a trashcan and a stool This flooding occurred at a business after a heavy storm. Disaster can happen at any time, even while you're closed!

COVID-19 has had a major impact on our way of life. Americans across the nation are effectively bound to their home, and many restaurants and businesses are shutting down as both a precaution and as a result of decreased foot traffic. If your business has been temporarily closed during this pandemic, there are some things you can do to prevent water damage, fires, and other disasters!

  1. Shut off your main water valve. If you don’t need water at your place of businesses for an extended time, consider shutting it off until your resume operations. This won’t work for everyone, but if it does, it can help prevent flooding from burst pipes or leaking appliances.

  1. Turn off any unneeded electrical appliances. Electrical fires happen when we least expect them. But as businesses rely on electricity to some capacity, it’s important to shut off the devices you won’t need. Ensure employees shut off space heaters and other power-hungry devices that may overwork your electrical outlets!

  1. Patch any known weaknesses in the building. Structural weaknesses in your office space are a great way for storms to cause flood damage. Because you may be away for an extended period of time, now’s a great time to path any known issues. Otherwise, you may come back to standing water and mold!

Disasters can be expensive to clean up, and with a loss of revenue, the impact is even worse. If you do have a disaster at your commercial property and need professional cleanup services, call SERVPRO of Catawba County West today!

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