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Four Rules for Successful Commercial Water Removal in Millbrook Server Rooms

12/17/2016 (Permalink)

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Quick Action Can Save Your Electronic Equipment

As all modern business owners know, connectivity is key. Without a robust, reliable network, you cannot get your products to the people who matter. So, the server room is, in many ways, the beating heart of a company. It must always be protected from interference, whether this is caused by poor security or a natural disaster.

Unfortunately, there’s only so much that a business owner can do to safeguard their server racks and data equipment. Water damage is always a danger, particularly in flood-prone regions. Fortunately, SERVPRO specializes in commercial water removal in Millbrook. We may not be able to stop your server room from flooding, but we can certainly help you to minimize the losses if the worst does happen.

This guide to handling water damage in a server room will give you some advice on what to do and who to call.

Don’t Panic

This is the most important rule of all. In the event of a flood or a serious leak, your first instinct will be to try and move the most valuable pieces of equipment. This is a natural response, but it is not always helpful. Not only is it dangerous to enter an active server room which is filled with standing water, movement can dislodge the liquid and cause more problems. If you have any doubts at all about the safety of the space, wait for a qualified team to arrive on site.

Call for Help

SERVPRO is based in Prattville. We serve business owners both in and around this area. As soon as you know that there’s a problem – be it a leaking appliance, a hole in the roof, or damage caused by extreme rain – call us for help. If you can do it safely, turn off the main water and power supply to the server room. This will neutralize some of the dangers and allow the technicians to get started quickly.

Be Optimistic

There’s no worse combination than water and electrical equipment. The two just aren’t supposed to mix, and moisture within a server room is a big problem. However, it does not mean that your computers, racks, and networking components are beyond repair. Even in severe cases, our technicians have managed to save electrical devices. We use highly sophisticated drying processes to extract the water and restore machines to their original condition.

Stay Flexible

In order to do this, we may need to remove the damaged machines from the premises and take them to a specialist restoration facility. Here, they will be treated with state of the art drying tools and cleaned to remove any contaminants that may have been in the water. This requires your approval, and nothing will be taken away from the site without permission.

Restoring electronic equipment can be a complex job, but we know that the safety of your servers is paramount. SERVPRO of Prattville is a local company, so our technicians can be at your side within hours. Call us 24/7 at (334) 358-1186 for emergency repairs.

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