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5 Storm Preparation Tips Your Company Should Follow

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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5 Storm Preparation Tips Your Company Should Follow

When you have a business in Clementon, NJ, heavy storms can bring flood water. This has the potential to damage your company property. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take ahead of time to help mitigate any damages. Here are five of the most common.

1. Trim Back Trees

If you have trees near the building it’s important to trim back any dead or overhanging branches. This will help prevent them from getting knocked loose during a storm and falling into the property.

2. Maintain Landscaping

Another step toward preventing a flooded building is to maintain the landscaping. Clear debris from drainage areas and be sure water has a path to flow away from the property so it doesn’t pool against the foundation.

3. Clean out Gutters

You may also want to ensure that the building's gutters have been cleared of debris before the next storm. This will help prevent floodwater from backing up onto the roof and causing possible leaks.

4. Tarp Over At-Risk Areas

If the property already has areas affected by water damage you may want to contact a storm damage restoration service. These areas should be covered with a tarp or board to protect them against further damage that could occur while being exposed to the weather.

5. Build a Flood Barrier

If you know there’s a heavy storm coming you may want to consider creating a flood barrier. There are several types to choose from, but all can be set up in a way to help direct water flow away from the property.

If you’re looking to mitigate damages caused by flood water around your business, these tips may help. Trim back tree branches, maintain landscaping and gutters, protect at-risk areas, and if needed make a flood barrier. Remember, if your business does experience flood damage a restoration service can help.

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