Is Your Church Ready for an Emergency?
Your church is a place of refuge and peace for your parishioners, and should never be a place of stress. However, we all know stressful situations like a fire, flood, or natural disaster can happen, which takes away from that peace.
You should have an emergency plan to be prepared in case something happens at your church. As part of that plan, you need to know what to do after a fire or flood has occurred before the cleanup and restoration crew arrives to prevent further damage.
- Keep people out of your church (or at least the area affected by the fire) to prevent soot particles from being embedded into your church carpets.
- Place dry, colorfast towels on the high traffic areas of your church carpets to prevent further soiling.
- Wipe soot from any chrome trim, and then protect with a light coating of protectant or lubricant.
- Do not attempt to clean any electrical equipment or appliances at your church that may have been close to fire or water without first consulting a repair service.
- Shut off the water source (if possible).
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Remove and prop up wet chair cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wooden blocks under furniture legs.
- Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
- Do not turn on ceiling fixtures, including ceiling fans, if the ceiling is wet.
- Do not leave church hymnals on wet carpeting.
When you choose the Massachusetts cleanup and restoration expert, SERVPRO of Danvers / Ipswich, for your church damage restoration, your church is in the good hands of a company that has helped business owners recover from fire and water damage since 1967. Our trained and certified professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year as disasters don’t take a holiday.
Contact us here at SERVPRO of Danvers / Ipswich for an assessment of your fire or water damage in Massachusetts along with a plan for remediation and rebuilding to bring your church back to its pre-damage state. We are dedicated to making it “Like it never even happened.”