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How To Keep Your Business From Flooding

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Gutters full of debris needing to be cleaned. Remove debris from your rain gutters

Flood Prevention Measures

If you own a business in Brenham, TX, you can take flood prevention measures to prevent excess water from severe weather like storms and hurricanes from causing the following.

Property damage
Power outages
Mold development
Air contamination

Here are some tips to help you protect your business.

Maintain and Clean Your roof.
Strong winds that deposit debris or pounding hail can cause cracks in your roof that allow stormwater to enter. Periodically inspecting your roof, removing debris or heavy snow, and repairing damages will prevent water from entering your building.

Inspect and Clean Gutters.
Gutters that collect debris won't divert rainwater or melting ice from your roof. Water that cannot flow away can make its way into your building through a roof's unsealed cracks and fissures, or windows.

Install Flood Shields.
The best flood prevention measures keep water from entering your building through existing openings like doors and windows. Installing flood shields around these entry points creates barriers that prevent water from entering and significantly reduce flood cleaning efforts.

Add Temporary Dams
Portable flood barriers are convenient and cost-effective. Standard options inflate using floodwater or air. They create a strong angled wall that prevents water from getting through. These dams can be taken down and stored until they are needed.

Use Sandbags.
Placement of sandbags around your building's foundation or entry points and windows can deflect and absorb water before it enters your business. Although building a wall of sandbags can be labor-intensive, it is a useful option to fall back on during an emergency.

Check Your Drainage.
When rain is light, observe how water flows near your building's foundation. There should be enough of a downward slope of the surrounding land to divert water from the building.
Taking flood prevention measures is not a guarantee of protection from severe weather, but a local storm restoration company in Brenham, TX, can help with the cleanup.

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