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What is SERVPRO’s Advice For Delta Eateries To Help Avoid Water Issues?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Employee washing dishes SERVPRO Advises to Keep Drains Free-Flowing to Prevent Water Damage to Delta Restaurants.

Inspect Appliances To Prevent Water Damage.

Every restaurant owner knows how expensive and inconvenient it is when water damage occurs. Sodden carpets, soaking upholstery, puddles on the floor and an unpleasant musty smell are all risks associated with leaks or pooling water. One of the worst things about water problems is that owners frequently need to shut down their establishment for cleanup and remediation. A closed restaurant in Delta is one that is not bringing in customers or turning a profit, and that is not good for business.

SERVPRO is here to raise awareness of a common cause of water damage to Delta businesses: Damaged or leaking appliances. Fridges, dishwashers, and freezers all have the potential to leak water and damage the surrounding area. That is why we suggest all business owners inspect their appliances regularly for signs of wear and tear.

Check fridge seals at least once a month. A broken seal leads to refrigerator leaks. It is also vital to examine outlets, drains and water supply lines. Leaks, kinks or blocks in water supply lines and clogged up internal drains both cause water to pool, and otherwise make a mess. Deal with any clogged up lines or drains immediately, and replace damaged components or seals.

Check freezer seals, too. SERVPRO also suggests defrosting the freezer regularly, as a build-up of ice might lead to leaks, prevent the door from closing properly, or stop the machine from running at maximum efficiency. Be careful when defrosting the freezer. Move food to another unit, so it does not spoil, and be sure to protect the surrounding area with towels to soak up pooling water.

A leaking dishwasher might cause extensive damage. Check seals regularly, and do not forget to check, clean, and empty out any areas where debris collects. It is not a pleasant job – but it prevents the need for a more complex cleanup operation in the event of a leak.

 Plan to check all appliances in the same way you schedule other cleaning tasks in your business. Maintain a checklist and make sure someone takes care of them. SERVPRO is on hand to assist with any leaks, but of course, prevention is better than cure.

For help with water damage in Crested Butte, Hotchkiss, Delta, Ridgway and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today.

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