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3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Flood Damage

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Flood Damage Installing a sump pump, can help to stop your property from flooding during a storm

Knowing How to Protect Your Business From Flood Damage

Floods in Scottsdale,AZ, can easily devastate businesses with little warning. Knowing how to protect your business from flood damage can prevent you from having to spend a great deal of time, stress and money on restoration.

1. Install a Sump Pump

When water accumulates quickly in a business, it’s often necessary to employ storm damage restoration experts. However, having the ability to drain water safely and quickly from the interior of your building can help to prevent major damage from occurring. Installing a sump pump, a device that removes water, can help to stop your property from flooding during a storm.

2. Clear Your Property’s Gutters

It’s often important to check that your business’s gutters are clean and cleared out before a storm. With limbs, sticks or leaves blocking the gutters, water can collect in the gutters which can cause damage to the structure of your building. Cleaning your gutters before a storm can decrease the likelihood of a leak occurring. It may also be helpful to position your gutters away from your property so as to keep the water away from your building’s foundation.

3. Use Sealants

Water often can get into your business through small cracks or holes. As floodwater rises, the hole can become larger and can allow more water into your building. Though small cracks may not be immediately apparent, it can be helpful to take the time to inspect your property to see if there are any openings present. If you do notice a crack, applying a sealant or a coating to the area can help to prevent water from entering your business.

As a business owner, protecting your business from flood damage can be incredibly helpful. Installing a sump pump, cleaning your property’s gutters frequently and using sealants to cover holes or cracks can decrease the likelihood of damage from a flood occurring in your business.

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