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The Twin Dangers of Storm Damage and Flooding

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded building entrance in Georgetown, NC

A major storm in Georgetown,NC, can cause many hardships and dangers for a company. Flood damage is one of the most serious problems that could result. When waters from the outside breach a company's building envelope, both property and human lives are at risk. Not only can the sheer volume of water be a problem, but the water from a flood is often contaminated with dangerous substances. For that reason, the cleanup process should be in the hands of reputable water remediation experts. They can direct the cleanup safely and efficiently, take care of water removal and clean and sanitize the building. The ultimate goal is to have the flood appear "Like it never even happened."

The Markers of Storm Damage

In addition to flooding, a large storm has the potential to wreak havoc on a commercial building. Damage from storms might include the following:

  • High winds could tear off roofing and siding
  • Lightning could result in electrical damage and fires
  • Hail might dent siding and scar windows
  • Heavy rains could penetrate building materials
  • Snow and ice could inflict structural damage

In addition to flood damage, a large storm in Georgetown,NC, attacks the very integrity of a building from a variety of assaults. Advance preparation can limit the damage from a storm, and quick action after a storm can reduce the impact to a company.

The Importance of Quick Cleanup

Any time water damages a commercial building, high standards of cleanup should be adhered to. A complete damage assessment and inspection should be carried out as soon as possible. Contaminated water should be kept away from workers. Standing water should be removed by powerful pumps and all materials should be dried thoroughly. Additional steps include cleaning and sanitizing and restoration of damaged areas. Rapid recovery from flood damage and the impact of a storm can get a company up and running again.

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