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Preparing Your Commercial Building for the Spring Thaw

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Make sure any rain gutters are clear and water is able to flow freely

Your business may not be off the hook for the possibility of flooding just because you don’t have a leaking supply line or a frozen pipe. The annual spring thaw can present problems of a different type. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help prevent a spring flood at your business in Hyde Park,TX.

How To Prepare for the Spring Thaw

Make sure to check all of the following to help prevent water from entering your business when the snowmelt and rainy season arrives.

  • Have snow and ice buildup removed from the roof of your building
  • Make sure any rain gutters are clear and water is able to flow freely
  • Prevent snow from accumulating around the base of the building
  • Sandbag vulnerable areas such as doorways or window wells if necessary

Putting These Tips Into Action

A buildup of ice or snow can leak through the smallest cracks as it melts and cause flooding to run down through walls or into light fixtures. Keeping it cleared off can literally take a load off your company’s building and help prevent serious water damage.

Any snow that does melt will need to have a runoff point. Make sure that rain gutters are free from leaves or other debris and angled such that water can run freely through them rather than finding other, less desirable outlets.

Snow accumulation can cause leaking into basements or ground floor areas. Keep the snow removed to at least a few feet away from the foundation. Place sandbags at any point known to have standing or flowing water to re-direct the water flow away from doors, windows or any foundational fissures.

Even with the best preventive practices, a spring flood can wreak havoc with your building. If the spring thaw or a frozen pipe allows flooding water in, call a qualified water remediation company in Hyde Park,TX  to help work through the cleanup and restoration process. They are Here to Help you get back to business.

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