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3 Most Common Types of Commercial Disasters

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Person in yellow PPE holding a tube down into a crawlspace Our crew cleaned up sewage after it backed up in the crawlspace of this building!

Each year, dozens of Mooresville-area businesses have some kind of disaster. Over the years, our team has helped hundreds of them clean and restore their properties, so we’ve seen first-hand how stressful and costly these incidents can be. Although we’re here when we’re needed, we don’t enjoy seeing our customers upset. So if you have a local business, make a note of some of the most common types of commercial disasters we’ve seen in our community.

Common Commercial Damages

  1. Breakroom fires. Commercial fires are relatively common, and in many cases, they originate in the breakroom. These types of incidents usually occur when small appliances malfunction or are misused, so it’s not a bad idea to review safety policies with your staff. You can mitigate any potential damages by having a fire extinguisher and a smoke alarm installed in the room.
  1. Mold infestations. Mold is unsightly, can cause health effects, and can damage your building’s structure While minor mold growth can be dealt with relatively easily, we’ve seen many situations where businesses have had larger infestations that consume multiple rooms. Because mold needs moisture to grow, problems can generally be prevented by keeping indoor humidity in check and immediately taking care of water damage incidents.
  1. Sewage backups. Sewage is one of the last things you want to find in your business. Not only is it gross, but it’s also highly unsanitary and can pose health effects to both you and your staff. In some cases, these types of incidents are out of your control, but if you conduct routine maintenance and review what can and cannot be flushed, you can lower your risk.

Professional Cleanup and Mitigation Services

When you’re running a business, you have to prepare for all kinds of potential problems. The above are some of the most common, but there are plenty of other scenarios where you might need professional cleanup services. If you do have commercial damages, know that SERVPRO of Iredell County is available 24/7 to make any disaster look “Like it never even happened.”

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