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5 Flood Prevention Tips for Your Business

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

City landscaper man gardener cutting grass around planted flowers with string lawn trimmer Maintaining your landscaping can also help stop flooding

Follow These Five Tips To Prevent Flooding And Flood Damage

If you experience high water after a storm in Flourtown, PA, then you may need to contact storm damage restoration service. These professionals can help with cleanup and repairs, and may also be able to recommend prevention measures before the storm arrives. Here are five tips they may give you.

1. Keep Drainage Clear of Debris

One of the first steps you can take for flood prevention is to keep drainage areas clear of debris. This will help prevent water from backing up and overflowing into undesirable areas such as the room or a basement area.

2. Maintain Your Landscaping

Maintaining your landscaping can also help stop flooding. Both because removing debris can keep drainage pathways clear, and keep loose objects from being blown about by the winds and potentially damaging the building. You may also wish to bring lawn objects inside before a storm.

3. Use Flood Barriers Where Needed

If your business property is at risk for high water you may want to consider the use of a flood barrier. This should be places around doors and window wells in such a way as to redirect water flow away from the building.

4. Move At-risk Items Away from Entry Points

It's a good idea to move items that may be sensitive to water damage away from at-risk locations such as near entry points or windows. You may wish to relocate these tools temporarily to the center of the building or an upper floor until the storm is over.

5. Back Up Your Data

Just in case water does get inside it’s important to back up any electronic data. If possible use an external server. This will help prevent the loss of important files, even if the electronics themselves are damaged.

If you do experience high water after a storm, a restoration service can help. Following these five tips may help prevent flooding and flood damage to begin with. Keep any drainage clear of debris, maintain landscaping, and make use of flood barriers. It’s also a good idea to move at risk office items away from entry points and back up all your electronic data just in case.

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