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3 Storm Preparation Tips You Should Know

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

One way to avoid water damage on the roof is to ensure that gutters are clear of debris

Storm Preparation Tips

When your Sugar Grove, IL, business experiences a storm, there’s a chance that flood water can cause some problems. Fortunately, a local water damage restoration service can help with clean up and repairs. However, you may want to do what you can to mitigate possible damages beforehand. Here are three tips you may want to know.

1. Clear Gutters

One way to avoid water damage on the roof is to ensure that gutters and downspouts are clear of debris. A clogged gutter can overflow and cause water to backup onto the roof where it runs the risk of causing a leak. Removing any loose twigs, dead leaves, dirt, and other materials before the storm arrives can help prevent this from happening.

2. Backup Data

It’s important to back up all computer data just in case your electronics are damaged by flood water. You may choose to have an external server available, or have a cloud setup where data can be saved. There are also many IT services available for companies where professionals can backup your data for you. If a computer does experience water damage, a restoration professional may be able to repair the device.

3. Create Flood Barriers

Another way to help avoid a flooded building is to use or create flood barriers. There are many collapsible barriers already available which can be set up at-need and then deflated or refolded for storage. Alternatively, you may choose to use sandbags. These should be set up in a way to prevent water from reaching areas like doors and window wells while encouraging the flow toward a drainage safe location such as a drainage ditch or empty lot.

Mitigating damage from floodwater beforehand can help save your business time on repairs. Remember to clear any debris from drainage gutters, back up computer data, and create flood barriers around doors and any window wells. If damage does occur a restoration service can help.

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