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How to Protect Your Property from Flood Damage

Extreme weather can hit your property, and hit your property hard, and all without warning. Sever weather has devastated various regions of the United States in recent years, and rainfall is at record highs since 2018. Due to the increase of rain and extreme weather, flooding has affected not only residential homes, but also commercial buildings.

When a flood occurs, the focus tends to stay on the residents that were affected and displaced from their homes, and rightly so! But commercial buildings and business that suffer from flood damage have the same issues that don’t make headlines.

Business experience loss due to property damage and decrease in production, and even displaced employees. How can you protect your business from flooding and keep it running smoothly during flood season?

Steps to Protect Your Building Against Flooding

Rain will fall as it will, which means there’s little you can do to keep your commercial building and the business within high and dry. Still that doesn’t mean you need to leave fate in the hands of Mother Nature. Follow these steps to help safeguard your commercial building and its tenants from flood and flood-related losses.

  1. Check your property insurance. The first step to protecting your business against flood damage is to make sure that you are covered by your property insurance. Most commercial property insurance companies don’t protect against floods and flood damage. Check your policies, if you find you are not covered, consider adding flood coverage to your insurance policy.

  2. Assess the risk of flooding in your building. Buildings in low-lying areas are more prone to flooding than those on higher ground. If you find your building is in a flood plain or low ground, it’s important to understand the risks specific to your property. Address these risks and begin to shield your building against flooding.

  3. Start to waterproof your building. Flooding doesn’t just occur with large amounts of rain and sever weather. Small amounts of water can lead to damage and destruction in the building. Begin to waterproof the lower levels of your building by sealing off cracks and weak spots in the foundation.
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  4. Make a plan. Having a plan to deal with flooding is an important step to keeping your building safe and dry. Flooding may happen, but if your emergency action plan is in place and ready to go, your property, residents, and possessions will experience minimal damage.

Water Damage Restoration Services from McMahon Services

If you experience damage to your commercial property due to flooding and water damage, McMahon Services is here to help with the restoration process. Our restoration and remediation specialists are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our water damage clean up teams will have your property backup and running as quickly as possible.

Call McMahon Services and Construction at 847-566-4568 for your restoration and construction needs

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