Flooding is becoming increasingly common across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, so if you don’t have a flood water mitigation plan for your business, now is the time to take action. Having a go-to partner for flood mitigation services is one of the first steps to take, so turn to iSTORMWATER.
When water overtakes a commercial building, your number one priority should be to ensure the safety of yourself and any other people in the building at the time. A strong evacuation plan gets everyone out of the building and to a designated location for a headcount, so you know everyone is out and no one is left behind in unchecked areas like bathrooms or supply closets.
Once you’ve accounted for all individuals present in the building at the time of flooding, it’s time to call iSTORMWATER for flood mitigation immediately so you can reduce the likelihood of post-flood disasters like electrical fires.
What Is Flood Mitigation?
Flood mitigation is the term given to measures that prevent water damage from occurring during a flood, as well as techniques used to minimize and reverse the damage caused when a flood occurs. The most common preventative mitigations include altering the landscape to encourage safe runoff, or using flood barriers and floodgates to direct the flow.
Wet floodproofing assumes there will be water entering the property, and provides protection that minimizes damage. Dry floodproofing techniques are designed to stop water from getting into the building in the first place. A combination of the two is the most effective way to minimize damages, and therefore the cost of post-flood mitigation.
After a flood has already occurred, mitigation efforts use leading-edge drying techniques to address the hazards associated with water damage and any standing water left in the building.
Flood mitigation services remove remaining water from the building, dry walls, floors, and other spaces so repairs can be conducted. Water damage can have a significant impact if not mitigated, with issues including:
Lost structural integrity due to rotted materials
Hazardous waste if plumbing systems are involved
Unknown bacteria and pathogens if the flood source is outdoors
Mold and mildew growth, especially in low-visibility areas
In short, failing to plan for flood mitigation or waiting too long to reach out for mitigation services can have disastrous results for business, as well as general safety in a building.
The professionals at iSTORMWATER are highly skilled and know how to perform flood mitigation services efficiently and effectively. Contact iSTORMWATER at (443) 699-2828 to learn more.
Trust the Expertise of iSTORMWATER
In the event of a flood, you can count on iSTORMWATER for 24/7 water mitigation services. In addition to drying and restoration, we can develop a mitigation plan that protects your commercial property when floods occur.
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