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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Emergencies in the Office Breakroom & Bathroom

3/23/2019 (Permalink)

We’ve all been there.  Upon entering the restroom at the office, or our favorite department store or restaurant, or any other place frequented by the public, we notice dripping , stuffed and sometimes overflowing toilets, and faucets that have been left running:  a perfect set-up for the disaster scenario your employers have always warned you about.  Each one of these scenes can lead to hazardous, contaminated water damage.  As business owners or managers, we know that water intrusion can add up quickly not only in terms of damage to our property and contents,  but also in terms of revenue lost if we must close our doors while the remediation work takes place. 

At SERVPRO of North Morris County, we have IICRC Certified technicians who are trained and experienced in state-of-the-art responses to any type of water damage, whether it be sewage, drainage, or storm.  Our team has responded to water emergencies from simple accidents such as an employee leaving a coffee mug covering the drain, filling with hot water in the break room over the weekend causing the entire office and the one below it to flood; to major disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and its effects in our own area on homeowners and businesses. 

A Few Simple Tips

Add these to your protocol for a manager or employee each evening at closing:

  • Check Breakroom faucets, refrigerators and water coolers for any signs of water leaks. Be sure all faucets are in the off position.
  • Check Bathroom faucets and toilets to be sure they are not running water. If you hear water running, there must be an explanation for it. 
  • Know where your shut-off valves are (for both sinks and toilets). A quick-acting manager or employee can minimize damage by cutting it off at the source.

Water damage can happen anywhere at any time.  For an in-depth consultation and Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP) analysis for your business, please call us! SERVPRO of North Morris County is available 24/7 365 days a year.  Give us a call at 973-983-5657.  We are Here to Help!!

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