A few recommendations for protecting the building from flooding
Flooding is one of the most common causes of damage to commercial property buildings. And although such incidents do not usually endanger the life and health of people, flooding can cause significant costs and damage to property.
The three main causes of such incidents are the human factor, a malfunction in the water supply system and weather conditions.
In order to neutralize the possible negligent attitude of personnel, it is worth regularly conducting safety classes. In addition, simple steps such as not being able to plug the drain in the sink significantly reduce the risk of flooding.
With the second reason, regular maintenance of the water supply and sewage system will help to cope. Conducting seasonal work, regular replacement of consumables prevents possible breakouts and flooding.
It is also worth making sure that the storm sewer remains clean from debris and leaves.
The property itself should undergo a regular audit on the integrity of facades, floors and ceilings in order to reduce the possibility of water entering.
If the flood nevertheless happened, the presence of pumps will help to quickly eliminate the consequences of flooding in the premises. It is also worthwhile to draw up an action plan in the event of such a situation, think over ways to evacuate people, be prepared to quickly turn off the building if necessary, etc.
The unpleasantness of a flood in a building can happen even if all precautions are taken, no one is safe from this, however, the presence of a reliable contractor who maintains the system and is able to quickly eliminate the cause of the accident significantly reduces the amount of damage caused by water.