After the recent disturbing hurricane, there is water everywhere in Miami-Dade and Broward. As a result, thousands of offices are looking for effective ways to clean post-flood.

Even you might be finding it hard to decided, from where to begin or how to clean your commercial facility after it has been ravaged by floodwaters? Below are some tips to simplify your business’s post-flood commercial building cleaning.

  • Proceed Forward with Precautions

If your office building has been fully flooded or if there was rushing water running through it, it might have disturbed the structural integrity of the building. If you fear that the facility has been damaged, seek help of an expert to assess the building and make any necessary repairs before you can start the cleaning process.

  • Take All the Safety Precautions

Dress appropriately when visiting the office premises after flood, no matter if there is standing or not. Wear long, sturdy paints, long sleeved gloves and high rubber boots. Walk carefully, as there is always risk of tripping around water. Also, protect your throat, nose and eyes with goggles and cover your mouth with an N-95 mask. Keep doors and windows open and fans on to pull fumes away from the facility. Once you are done with the cleaning task, wash your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer.

  • Decrease the Risk of Fire

In the aftereffects of a flood, the last thing on your list to worry about is fire. But, in reality, it is highly likely, unless you take the right steps to stop it. To prevent fire, avoid smoking on the office premises, ask the gas company to turn off the main valve and check all the storage and piping systems containing flammable liquids.

  • Be careful of Electrocution Risk

One more potential risk worth considering before tackling your post-floor office cleanup is the possibility for electrocution. Water and electricity don’t mix, so it is important to turn off the power before stepping inside the office. Safely turn off power at the electric panel or main breaker, but make sure you don’t have to wade through water to reach it. Otherwise, seek help of utility company.

  • Every Room Should be Disinfected

When office building cleaning is not done properly post-flood, there will be risk of mold. Mold is not just unsightly, but it is also a serious health hazard. Keeping that in mind, it is vital that you wipe down every surface with an effective disinfectant to remove the probability of mold growing later. Besides, you also need to make sure that you properly disinfect your office building to prevent the spread of disease.

If you are unsure what is needed to conduct Post-Flood Office Building Cleaning, Pro Facility Services can help. Feel free to give us a call. We are an established Commercial Cleaning Company in Miami.