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How Small Actions Improve Storm Preparedness

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

If gutters get too clogged with leaves they are susceptible to wind damage

Not all actions have to be major ones when preparing a business in Rougemont, NC, to withstand a big storm. Sometimes it is the small steps, or a combination of them, that help business owners and property managers weather a disaster. A few hours walking the grounds of a company can be productive. For example, finding drainage problems or clogged drains could minimize flooding. Fixing a minor roof leak could prevent water from coming into the building, which in turn could prevent mold growth from happening. A maintenance worker might spot a broken window that could be an opening for water to enter.

Small Actions That Are Helpful

A roof inspection is a good way to prevent a roof leak. Cleaning gutters on a commercial building has the following benefits:

  • It makes the property look tidier
  • It prevents water from backing up during a storm
  • It minimizes wear and tear on the gutters
  • It enables water to drain properly

If gutters get too clogged with leaves, branches and other debris they are more susceptible to wind damage. High winds could rip these vital structures right off the roof and siding. This, in turn, could result in pooling water that might seep into basements, causing additional damage. Taking care of the small things could eliminate the need for expensive repairs down the road.

Critical Steps That Strengthen a Company
A storm has the ability to induce a certain level of panic in many people. One way to counteract that response is with planning. Something as small as knowing who to contact in an emergency can be very helpful as well as calming to employees. This not only involves calling in the first responders but also calling a storm remediation company that can be on your site in less than four hours. A rapid response can minimize water damage from a roof leak, prevent mold growth and dry out valuable belongings.

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