Prepare for a Flood at Your Restaurant
At your restaurant, you’re used to the sound of water coming from the faucets, being poured into glasses, or boiling on the stove. What you’re not used to is the sound of water gushing from a busted pipe, an HVAC system, a busted roof, or a broken dishwasher.
Unfortunately, floods do happen at food service facilities, like fast food restaurants, fine dining restaurants, senior living facility kitchens, and school cafeterias. So you need to be prepared for what to do if you have a restaurant flood.
If you’re in the restaurant when the flood occurs, shut off the power and get everyone outside, or at least away from the area of the flood. If you’ve come into the restaurant in the morning to find a flood, shut off the power (or call the electric company to shut it off) before you walk inside to ensure water and electricity won’t be mixing.
What’s next? Contain and then get rid of the water. That could be as simple as putting a tarp over a roof that needs to be repaired, or turning off the water main to stop more water from soaking into your restaurant carpet, causing mildew or mold.
To get rid of the water, your best bet is a Massachusetts cleanup and restoration company like SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield that is certified and trained in water restoration. Our most effective method of removing moisture and water from any structure, including a restaurant, is extraction. Our extractors are used in cleaning carpets and removing water from floors following water damage. They can be truck-mounted or are portable, allowing for greater access inside your restaurant.
Along with extractors, we use air movers to reduce drying time, and dehumidifiers to pull in moist, humid air and release dry, warm air, which acts like a sponge to absorb moisture from wet materials.
Here at SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield, we pride ourselves on our fast response time and our emergency mitigation system that helps lower water damage recovery costs and minimize additional property damages. Reach out to the Massachusetts water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield to get your restaurant back to its preloss condition.