Spring is finally here, and the snow has been melting. Rainstorms are increasing, and with this extra water, springtime flooding frequently occurs. Floodwater can provoke extreme damage to your building if you are not ready for the excess water. But don’t worry because we have tips on how you can prevent water damage in your commercial property this spring!
Steps to Prevent Springtime Water Damage
Use the following steps to keep your commercial building nice and dry.
Eliminate Any Excess Snow
If the area around your property is covered in snow, it’s time to remove it away from there. If that snow melts, it can trickle into your basement. So, prevent water damage in your commercial property by removing snow from your foundation.
Inspect Your Foundation, Windows, and Roof
Also, ensure there are no significant cracks in your home’s foundation. Otherwise, you must call a professional for inspection and potential repair. Fortunately, North Arundel Contracting offers water damage services. Our number is 410-766-2855!
While you are inspecting the foundation, go up to the roof and check for loose shingles or other areas that might cause water to leak inside the attic. In addition, covering your window wells will keep melting snow or water out of your basement.
Check Gutters and Downspouts
Clear out all gutters and downspouts before the rain comes. Over the winter, your gutters and downspouts tend to fill with leaves, mud, dirt, and other debris from the melting snow. Additionally, these things can cause significant blockages and prevent water from flowing freely. Plus, water can back up and leak into your building if your gutters are blocked. Besides cleaning out your gutters, ensure you point the downspouts away from your commercial property.
Install a Sump Pump, or Ensure You Have a Functioning One
Another way to prevent water damage in your commercial property is by having a functioning sump pump. When it’s working correctly, it will detect when water reaches a certain point in your basement and begin to drain the water away from your property. Before springtime, test your sump pump to ensure it’s working well.
Protect Your Property with North Arundel Contracting
Despite these five steps, accidents can happen. As a result, you discover water within your building. If this does happen, the water damage restoration team at North Arundel Contracting is here to assist!
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