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Is it Safe to Stay in My Workplace During Water Restoration?

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Lenoir City Office Workers Are Concerned about Water Restoration Safety

Any kind of damage to your Lenoir City office is disconcerting. It feels like your world has been turned upside down because nothing is normal anymore.

Proprietors who need water restoration in Lenoir City often ask if it is safe to stay in their office suites during the process. SERVPRO understands that you want to get back to normal quickly, and of course, no one wants to leave their work unnecessarily.

How do you know if it is safe to stay in your office?

We assess each situation on an individual basis. However, it is safe to remain at your desk in many cases so long as you stay away from the water-damaged area. This is especially true in the case of smaller leaks that do not affect your building's structural integrity.

We understand that it is easy to panic when a disaster happens. That is why it is essential to call us immediately so we can take steps to make your home safer and begin the remediation process.

What are some of the health and safety issues during water damage mitigation?

 Water damage mitigation comes with several risks:

  • Electrical hazards from wet sockets or appliances
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Water-logged drywall
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Potential fungal growth

How can individuals stay safe while waiting for remediation?

The best way to stay safe is to steer clear of affected areas, especially where there are sagging ceilings or electrical appliances. Also, people should steer clear of water-damaged areas if they are:

  • Elderly
  • In poor health
  • Recently recovered from an illness or surgery

 What health and safety measures can SERVPRO take?

We train our technicians to be health and safety conscious at all times. We equip our teams with personal protective equipment. Safety is our priority when we arrive at your place of business – we can board up windows or apply tarps if needed, and ensure we have a safe electricity supply to run pumps. We also seal off unsafe areas so staff members cannot accidentally enter them.

If you need safe and reliable water restoration, call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015.

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