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Our Specialists Discuss Tips For Handling Water Damage In Your Oakland Bank

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Inside of bank After a water loss incident in a bank, you need prompt water removal services.

Tips For Handling Commercial Water Damage In An Oakland Bank

Banks and other financial institutions are vital facilities to the economy both at the local and national level. Any threat to their infrastructure can paralyze the areas they serve. If water damage occurs in a bank, it can create several risks to data processing and cash reserves. Water can cause loss of data and destruction to computer hardware and software which are essential to the availability of banking services.

In the event of commercial water damage in an Oakland bank, the facility manager or staff should do everything possible to recover fast and efficiently to meet the banking needs of the customers. The immediate repercussion of a water loss incident is the apparent destruction to the physical structure of the bank, including the floorings, walls, computers, office furniture, and other equipment.

After a water intrusion incident, a bank may not provide services like new account opening, loans, and deposits to customers. The customers would have to visit other branches for their banking needs. Affected on-site ATMs can be out of service, inconveniencing customers further. Customer valuables in the safety deposit boxes may also be at risk during a water damage emergency. Apart from the customers, even the employees of a bank could be inconvenienced.

Everyone expects banks to have sound and efficient action plans if a disaster occurs. After a water intrusion incident, the priority should be to assess the destruction. The financial institution should also inform its customers about the incident and where they can go for banking services. If the water has pooled in areas where members of staff work, it is vital to get to them to dry areas.

When dealing with water loss, one essential step to take is to turn off the main water and power supply lines. The manager and staff can also document the damage by capturing images of the scene, which can be helpful when filing a claim. Calling for help from SERVPRO is also crucial. We can assist you in addressing the damage by removing the water and moisture. The two main methods we use to remove water from a building are extraction and evaporation. Extraction is more effective in removing water quickly. We can remove the standing water using portable extractors, which provide a high amount of vacuum lift. Our experts can extract water from all types of flooring using wet vacuuming.

We also use advanced drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to dry commercial buildings to prevent secondary moisture problems like mold growth. We focus air movers on damp materials to ensure effective drying. Our SERVPRO crew also uses moisture detecting equipment like infrared cameras, moisture meters, and thermal imaging cameras to confirm that the affected areas are dry.

After a water loss incident in a bank in Hayward, Alameda or San Leandro, you need prompt water removal services. SERVPRO of San Leandro is ready to assist you in handling the damage to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our emergency helpline is (510) 352-2480.

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