How to Arm Your Ulster County Business for Quick Recovery from Water Damage
Water damage of any variety at your place of business can happen to anyone at any time. It’s rarely convenient, never at a perfect time and always tricky to determine. Water damage can be as simple as a toilet overflow, plumbing problems or an appliance malfunction but can also be as complicated as a full-on flood, a sewage back up or stemming from fire damage.
Making sure that your business is as resilient as possible to water damage is a vital way to anticipate, protect your investment and be sure you are prepared.
Ways to Lessen the Impact of Water Damage on a Commercial Level-
- Look into Purchasing Flood Insurance
Don’t wait until it’s too late that flood insurance is not included in their commercial policy—and depending on the extent of damages, this can be devastating. The National Flood Insurance Program set up through FEMA provides coverage to businesses to help them recover, and even if you are not in a known flood plain, it might be worth considering the addition of this to your policy just in case. If that isn’t an option for your situation, talk to your insurance agent about other ways you can amp up your business coverage in the event of a water problem.
- Back Up All of Your Files
Digital filing or paper filing, it’s important that you have everything essential saved in a safe and accessible spot. A sudden flood or a burst pipe can wreak havoc on both paper filing systems as well as office computer equipment and that can be impossible to recover if they become fully submerged in water. Determine the best process for your business to back up its data and keep up with this regularly to make sure you have most recent copies of everything.
- Get Going on a Restoration Plan
One of the best things you can do is ensure that you are able to start on the restoration process quickly is to have a plan of restoration. This will be a big help in preventing mold growth and other secondary damages from occurring. Be sure you have done your research regarding commercial restoration providers in your area and call them as fast as possible after the damage to your business and get the restoration process started right away. The quicker the better in this case. Removing water, drying out the structure and mitigating other damaged areas as soon as possible will greatly decrease the chances of secondary issues that will become far more costly to handle.
If you are ever in need of commercial restoration for water damage, we are always here to help. Our certified water damage restoration teams are on standby and ready when you need us at 845-255-4334.