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College Water Damage Recovery
By the RestorationSOS Educational Staff
Recovering from water damage is focused on returning to learning and restoring the college's infrastructure and operations quickly. However, as recovery efforts begin, always put safety first. College staff and students should not be allowed back into the affected offices and classrooms until the facilities have been assessed for water damage.
In addition, it is important for the damage to be documented carefully for insurance purposes, so there should be restricted access to the affected area to protect the scene. Only critical personnel and emergency service responders should be allowed access to the water-damaged building, also for safety reasons.
Starting water extraction and damage cleanup as soon as possible is critical to swift recovery. While time is of the essence, careful attention must be given to the proper cleanup and drying of the affected rooms or buildings. Areas that were submerged in water for a prolonged period of time must be treated properly to avoid mold growth.
The college will benefit from calling in professional water damage restoration experts to help with recovery. These professionals will be able to extract standing water, dry wet surfaces and materials quickly, protect critical equipment, provide technical services and even restore wet documents.
In addition, restoration companies are equipped with the technology to handle the needs of more than one affected building and have the technology to dry moisture trapped inside enclosed areas to prevent mold growth. While restoration activities are ongoing, affected critical services can be re-established in an alternative and safe location.