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Commercial Property Water Damage in Independence, Oregon

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Water Damage in Independence, Oregon

 Most people don’t expect a property damage to occur, and that’s why there’s little to no evidence of having a response plan in place.

Very few property owners and facility managers invest their time into planning and discussing as many What-If scenarios should something happen.

“What would we do, if…”

By starting with that basic question and filling in the blank with a plausible scenario, decision makers can better respond to most every situation that could occur in a building.

This doesn’t make a property damage not occur, but better equips the building occupants to make decisions, the first of which is always safety.

Most buildings will experience some level of water loss during the life cycle of the building. But most occupants may not know what to do. So, here’s a short list of immediate steps to take.

  1. Knowing where the water shut-off is located. Is there a main riser room or does each individual suite have its’ own shut-off?
  2. Do you need a special tool to turn the valve?
  3. Who do you call for immediate extraction and drying services?­
  4. Who is responsible for any other necessary remedies?

To assist owners and building managers create a plan, there are tools such as the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. This simple app-based tool is easily downloaded to mobile devices and walks the user through setup, start to finish.

Once all the key details, contacts and vendors are input into the system, the app can be shared with others. With the pictures, and location descriptions for all utility shut-offs in a building, users and occupants will be equipped to be their own first responder while reducing time to shut off. Which ultimately means less damage, shorter downtown and less cost.

Being prepared makes good business sense.

Go to www.ready.SERVPRO.com to create your Emergency Response Plan.

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