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Steps You Can Take To Prepare Your Company for a Flood

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Here Are 4 Steps You Should Know About

When your Palos Park, IL, company experiences a storm, you may be worried about flooding. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to mitigate damage before the storm arrives. Here are four steps you should know about.

1. Back Up Data

Any time you think you may have a storm coming it’s important to back up any data you may have. This will help prevent the loss of important files even if your electronic devices suffer storm damage. Many companies like to have a remote server or an online storage space for this purpose.

2. Move Furniture

You can avoid flood damage to office items by moving them to a location that’s out of the way of the most likely path of the water. This can involve moving furniture to a higher level in the building, or to the center-most room, closing doors between the items and possible water.

3. Create Water Barriers

Another way to mitigate damage from flooding is to create water barriers. There are a number of ways to do this from sandbags to collapsible barriers. They should be set up around doors, window wells and other areas where water could get in, and placed in a way that direct the water flow away from the building.

4. Know Who To Call

It’s important to know who to call for a storm restoration beforehand and having that number ready can help save you valuable time on repairs. Many times your insurance provider will have a preferred restoration vendor who can handle a number of cleanup and repair types, including water damage and mold.

If you’re trying to mitigate storm flooding at your business, these four steps may help. Back up data, move furniture out of areas that are most likely to flood, create water barriers, and have the number of a restoration service on file. Preparing beforehand can help protect your company when the storm hits.

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