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How To Prepare Your Building for a Storm

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Sand bag wall Place sand bags anywhere your building is especially vulnerable to flood damage.

Preparing Your Building For A Storm

You always want to keep your commercial building from flooding no matter what time of the year it is, but during storm season in Free Home,GA, your concern is likely to become a more pressing matter. Having extra flood insurance, especially if your building is in a flood plain, is vital in the event you need storm cleanup services. There are also precautions you can take when the storm approaches to avoid a flood in your building.

Sand Bags

Sand bags provide a barrier against rising floodwaters and your building. You should place sand bags anywhere your building is especially vulnerable to flood damage:

  • Around perimeter of building
  • In front of doors and windows
  • Beside garage service doors

Look for additional areas that seem to flood easily. If the slope of your landscaping, for example, seems to direct water toward your foundation, you may consider putting some sandbags there to block the flow of extra water. Barriers can slow the rise of floodwaters around your building.

Safer Storage

It's always a good idea to protect important documents from potential flooding by storing them on high shelves. It is particularly useful to do this during storm season. Another option is to digitize all your most important files, eliminating the need to find a storage place high enough that they won't get wet. With cloud storage, your documents never have to be vulnerable to the threat of floodwaters again.

Equipment Arrangement

Electronic equipment and outlets should always be placed above the flood line. This includes everything from the manufacturing machines in your warehouse to the computers in your office. Keeping sensitive equipment off the ground or floor minimizes its risk of storm damage just in case your building does flood.
Your insurance company can cover the cost of repairs. Taking some of these measures to minimize or avoid damage from flooding altogether is even better, though.

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