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Prepare For Flooding In Your Business

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Being ready can make all the difference.

Summer storms can wreak havoc on both small and large businesses alike.  Wind, lightning, and water can cause massive amounts of damage.  Being ready, and taking some simple steps can greatly reduce the amount of damage that your business takes.  You can also keep your employees safe by using these same steps.

Emergency Planning

Planning can take many forms, both for safety and damage mitigation.  Having a well documented and distributed emergency plan is essential.  For example, knowing where and when to shut off your building water main can prevent excess fooding.  One of these plans can be accomplished in-house, or through a SERVPRO of Greenwich Emergency Readiness Profile.

Waterproofing Your Business

Make sure your roof is free of leaks.  Have it routinely checked for weak spots and areas that may be compromised. Do the same if your business has a basement.  Any areas in the foundation that could let water in should be addressed.  Also make sure that any sump pumps are in working order.  If a heavy storm does occur, make sure that any sensitive items are sheltered away from as much water as possible.

Being Aware Of Your Coverage

Insurance policies vary from policy to policy.  Read yours over carefully to see what you are and are not covered for.  If you see an area that you believe needs addressing, speak to your carrier to make any necessary changes if possible.

Sometimes water damage can occur, even when we are on top of being prepared.  In this case, call SERVPRO of Greenwich.  We have extensive experience and will take care of you and your property.  We work with your insurance company, and are available 24/7 to help.

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