As a small business owner or landlord, it pays to do all you can to reduce the potential flood damage to your property. Careful preparation is imperative to ensure the continuous operation of your business or the peace of mind of your tenants.
Kingdom Restoration specializes in residential and commercial water damage restoration in addition to kitchen and bathroom remodeling. In this blog, we take a look at the many ways to reduce the impact of flooding on your business or commercial property.
Learn If Your Area Is Flood-Prone
Be aware of the likelihood of flooding to your property and surrounding area. You can check with your city or county government or visit the online portal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which you can find here.
Flood-Proof Your Property
If your area does have an increased flood risk during severe storms, be sure you have a plan in place to keep your property protected. Home innovations experts recommend utilizing dry flood-proofing techniques to ensure a watertight building and prevent floodwaters from entering. These include water-absorbent barriers or sandbags and plastic sheeting/tarps.
Minimize the impact of a flood on your property or business further by knowing which things must be removed from your building in case it needs to be evacuated. If you are running a business, you may be able to take your equipment upstairs or to another safe location to prevent them from getting damaged or destroyed.
Get Flood Coverage
Florida has no “flood-free” zones. Every year carries the possibility of a severe weather event that can inundate homes and businesses. By taking advantage of a flood insurance policy, you provide your property financial protection if a flood damages your property.
At Kingdom Restoration, we have an experienced team ready to guide you through the entire process, from water damage inspection to total restoration. We can even work with your insurance company to make that process go as smoothly as possible.