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What to do After a Flood in Your Municipality Office

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Water is a welcome sound, and can be soothing, when it’s raining outside your City Hall municipal office window. It’s not so soothing, though, when you hear water dripping from your government office’s sprinkler system or a burst pipe in the ceiling or wall. 

If the flood occurs while you’re in the office, shut off power and get everyone in the office outside, or at least away from the flooded room or rooms. Then, it’s time to deal with the commercial flood damage in your government office.

What’s first? Handle the water. This could be as simple as putting down a bucket, if there’s a leak in the ceiling, or turning off the main water valve to as much as needing to clean up water that has seeped into carpeting through your whole office. 

In a municipality office, flood damage could also impact government records that are still in paper form sitting in filing cases or cardboard boxes. Your next step after shutting off the water valve is to get paper documents out of the way of the water and move them to a dry space. If any papers have been exposed to the water, try to set them out in the sun to dry them out, or you can talk to a flood damage remediation company in Massachusetts like us that have the latest in drying technology.

Reaching out to a commercial flood damage restoration company is your best choice to remediate a large flood in a timely manner, as any moment that your government office is closed is a time that you can’t aid your city or town. In order to deal quickly with a municipality office flood, contact our commercial flood damage experts at SERVPRO Stoneham/Wakefield. We can help you get your municipal offices back in working order, and remediate flood damage to your office walls, carpeting, or ceilings.

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