With Storms On The Horizon Is Your Commercial Site Ready?
Getting Your Business Ready For Storms In Brunswick
There are somethings you can do to try and minimize water damage to your business caused by storms. If you do have water damage from a storm call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094 so we can help to you right away.
Inspect around your business to see if you are prepared for heavy wind and rain.
Some questions you might ask yourself:
Do exterior doors fit tightly?
Are both doors and windows properly weather-stripped?
Does your parking area have a well-maintained drainage area?
Are all rain-gutters and spouts ready for the deluge?
The roof of your office area, your warehouse, or your storage area needs to be properly cared for, as well, to protect your product, machinery, and office furniture from water damage through leaks and seepage.
A well-maintained parking area with proper drainage will divert water away from cars, allowing clients and work staff to get to and from their vehicles safely. If people have to wade in from their cars, your floors will suffer, and a slip-and-fall accident is a distinct possibility.
Conduct an inspection of the parking areas of your business before wet weather sets in, and then check periodically; avoid a bill for damages due to potholes from an unhappy customer by staying on top of the situation. Consider sand-bagging known problem areas, as well, such as a low-lying entrance or a municipal drainage ditch near your property.
Clean rain-gutters and spouts regularly to remove dirt and debris, preventing backflow from heavy rain; this can end up in your walls, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold.
Power lines and telephone poles near to your place of business can be an issue when storm season comes. Contact your utility companies and ask them to come take a look prior to wet weather to make sure you, your business, and your employees will be safe. Be aware of the condition of any large trees on your property. If the grounds of your place of business become saturated, a tree with an unstable root base can fall and create problems for you, your employees, and your customers.
SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage.
The team here at SERVPRO of Brunswick is standing ready to help in any way we can! We have the expertise to handle water and fire damage and specialize in mold remediation. If you have sustained water damage to your property, give us a call today at (912) 264 6094.