How to Prepare Your Property for an Oncoming Storm
Oftentimes, business owners will hear about a storm well in advance.
While there are times that a flood watch could be little more than a false alarm, there are too many cases where it isn’t. It’s never a good idea to wait on storm preparation. Here are two preparation steps professionals in restoration strongly suggest to business owners to help them handle oncoming storms and flooding.
1. Clean Gutters and Storm Drains
Gutters and storm drains are your first defense against flood waters. If your gutters are clogged, then they may not be able to withstand the weight of storm debris. After all, the water will build up even more than if the gutter were clear, and this could cause extensive damage. Storm drains have a similar issue. If not cleared in advance, they could be clogged and this will cause the flood to be worse, as it has nowhere to run off.
2. Protect Your Important Items
In case of a storm warning with major flooding expected, you should remove all of your electrical appliances and valuables before the storm. This includes furniture and rugs. Anything that could be damaged by the water and will be a burden on your business shouldn’t be left behind. Once the storm hits, the rest happens quickly. You want to make sure you move these items in advance.
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