Broken pipes in your business could permanently close your doors
How To Limit the Interruption To Your Business While Dealing With Water Damage
For a commercial property owner, your worst nightmare might go something like this: an event beyond your control, like flooding, forcing your building to shut down causing your business to hemorrhage money and lose out to competitors. If such a disaster were to occur in your Daytona Beach business, would you be prepared?
If a scenario like a broken pipe flooding your commercial building occurs, you're going to need time to restore your property. Unfortunately, this could halt or slow down your operation for a period of time. However, there are ways you can try to expedite this process:
- Turn off your water so the damage does not spread.
- Ventilate the area - open windows or use fans if electricity is safe.
- Remove as much damaged content as possible to begin drying elsewhere.
- Find a water damage remediation company that can do everything - a one-stop-shop.
When you are forced to close down your business because your premises are too damaged from flooding or water damage, you may lose out on income and opportunity. Despite this, you will probably continue to have expenses related to the building, such as utilities or maintenance staff. Luckily, you can add insurance coverage to your existing policy to compensate for these expenses and the value of the income you would have made if your business were still open. Be sure to clarify with your provider the amount of time you would be covered for - you probably want more than a few days.
Large water damage can put you out of commission for a long time. One way around this is to find somewhere else to operate while the repairs and underway. Depending on your needs and how much of your equipment is available, you could temporarily rent a space to continue as much of your correspondence and dealings as possible.
To ensure your business is up and running as soon as possible, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange immediately at (386) 788-0358!