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Helping prevent flooding in your business

1/27/2023 (Permalink)

Just like any other building, your business is subject to water damage, especially weather related (Storms, Rising rivers, Heavy rainfall, etc.). It’s important to keep maintenance up in your business and use prevention tactics to try and prevent something terrible like this from happening. Here are some tips to help prevent these things from occurring:

  • Inspect your building regularly for any access points or needed maintenance where water could get in.
  • If your building has a basement pay close attention to it, make sure caulking and foundation walls are intact.
  • Consider flood proofing your property (this usually is adding a water proofing coating)
  • Grade property so water drains away from the foundation. Try to work on landscaping, landscaping helps allow water to run down away from your building.
  • Make sure your gutters, spouts and roof are cleared to prevent puddling which could lead to water backing up.
  • If your business building is in an area prone to floods, double check your policy to see if you have flood insurance.

It’s best to go out of your way to prevent water damage rather than to have water damage and go through the stress of having it resolved. Here at SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood, we specialize in the clean up of water damage and clean up. If you ever find yourself stuck in the wet situation reach out to us at 253-896-3000.

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