Flood Preparedness Tips for Business Owners in South Kingstown | SERVPRO® of Washington County
Here’s something for business owners to consider. How prepared is your South Kingstown business for the dangers of flash flooding?
Spring is fast approaching, and with this new season comes the risks of storms that can bring flash flooding. It’s difficult to think about dealing with water damage to your business, but the reality is it’s a fairly common problem. Water damage is one of the most common reasons business owners file claims on their insurance.
There’s not much we can do to stop a flash flood, heavy storm or another water event from happening. But there are plenty of things you can do to be prepared for these disasters when they occur.
The best way to ensure your business is ready to move forward after a flood is to prepare work now before a flood happens. These are some of the best tips experts offer.
Get Ready for Flooding
Here’s what you should consider doing:
Know your real risk. Take the time to locate your business on a flood map. It doesn’t take long, and FEMA offers these resources for free. Knowing how likely your business is to suffer a flood event can help you prepare.
Put a plan in place now. This step takes some evaluation. You’ll want to identify the critical services you offer and the employees who provide them. Your plan needs to account for ways to let them keep operating and serving your customers if it’s possible.
Be sure your location is ready. Maintenance now can protect your business later. That means doing things like sealing your windows and roof and knowing where important shutoff valves are located. By having your location ready to withstand problems, you’ll be able to stave off preventable damage. That means you’re already moving in the right direction.
If you need assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our services and how we can help you.