Employees returned to their office in Merrimack, NH, Monday morning to find that the kitchen area was flooded. Water had been left running over the weekend, which caused the flooding. Upon further inspection, the sink was clogged. Due to an employee’s negligence, the office building had water damage, which became an immediate concern for the employees who came into the office Monday morning ready to work. In a state of panic, the staff sought immediate water cleanup restoration.
While accidents like flooding from a running faucet happen, it is often caused by a lack of attention and care. Not only can running water cause damage to a building, it can also cause damage to your job and relationships with others. In the business world, talking with customers takes precedence, and often amid a fast-paced environment where multi-tasking is necessary, mistakes can happen. But this was a big mistake, as it caused destruction to the floors and furniture within the kitchen area. In the case of this office building, the employees were understanding with each another. But that’s never the case in every business because water damage can cost a lot of money. Now, the owners must seek water damage cleanup restoration to return their business back to its normal operation.
After shutting off the water, the maintenance workers thought they could take care of the flood themselves. They had mops to remove the standing water, as well as towels and squeegees to clean up the mess. They took the wet appliances out of the kitchen area and used a wet shop vac to clear the area. Additionally, they brought in fans and opened windows so that air could circulate continuously, and humidity would be reduced. These methods seemed to work, but not completely. There were still some wet and damaged areas from the flooding, and they feared mold may develop if the area wasn’t dried out properly. The owners of the office building in Merrimack, NH needed water cleanup restoration professionals to come in and make sure the area was properly aired out. While the maintenance staff was able to clear out most of the damage, professionals are always better for handling water cleanup restoration.
The owners of the office building called Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, a local and highly reputable water cleanup restoration company. The owners knew they had insurance coverage for water damage from a sudden and accidental sink overflow, and they had heard about Soil-Away from neighboring companies who had dealt with previous damages to their buildings.
Upon arrival, the technicians from Soil-Away were courteous and informative. They not only reviewed and cleaned the water damage, they also provided support to the owners about how to handle appliances with care. The owners now intend to offer this guidance as training to their employees so that they are able to better focus with simple tasks and prevent any further kinds of damage at their facility.
Soil-Away offers 24-hour emergency services for not only water cleanup restoration, but also fire damage, air duct cleaning, mold remediation, and construction services. If you need any immediate assistance after home or business damage or would like any advice or information about these services, call Soil-Away today at (603) 641-6555.
By A. Phelps