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3 Ways Black Water May Enter Your Business

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 3 Ways Black Water May Enter Your Business Protecting your Woodstock, GA, commercial building from water damage can be a challenge, especially when you are facing a flood.

You probably go to great lengths when it comes to protecting your Woodstock, GA, business. However, one danger you may not have considered is how flooding and other types of water damage might harm the property. Floods can have a variety of sources, especially in the case of contaminated water, and knowing their sources might help you better prepare for a water disaster and protect yourself and your employees from the danger it can cause.

1. Sewage Floods

When heavy rains occur, debris and overflow may cause your neighborhood’s sewer system to fail. When this occurs, toilets may back up and spill over. Because this water can contain human feces, urine and sewage chemicals, it would likely be graded as category 3 by a storm damage and flood cleanup service, which you may want to call in instead of trying to drain it away yourself.

2. Overflow From Creeks and Streams

Category 3, or black water, can enter your commercial building when it overflows from nearby creeks and streams during the rainy season. This water is considered contaminated because it may contain animal or human feces, runoff from sewer drains and other dangerous toxins. If this type of flood enters your building, it is a good idea to evacuate until flood cleanup experts can come to handle the draining and disposal of the water.

3. Plumbing Floods

While most any kind of flood can cause water damage, even clean water can degrade if it is not cleaned up right away. For example, if a pipe bursts under your breakroom sink on a Friday evening and the water sits until Monday morning, the stagnation can cause bacterium or mold to form. Installing moisture alarms in your building may help prevent such issues.

Protecting your Woodstock, GA, commercial building from water damage can be a challenge, especially when you are facing a flood. However, knowing how to deal with black water safely may help you feel confident in the face of a water emergency. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROcherokeecounty.com/.

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