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Preparing for Spring Storms and Floods in  Chestnut Hill, MA 

5/23/2024 (Permalink)

Storm image in background with blue box overlay Taking these proactive measures can protect your commercial property from spring storms and floods.

Spring brings renewal but also weather challenges, such as heavy rainfall, high winds, and flooding, which can threaten commercial properties in Chestnut Hill, MA. Here are tips for preparing your property:

  • Inspect Your Roof: Check for damage or wear and tear. Repair or replace damaged shingles or flashing to prevent leaks during heavy rain.
  • Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Ensure proper drainage by cleaning them. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to the building's exterior and foundation.
  • Check Drainage Systems: Clear debris from storm drains and culverts to prevent flooding during heavy rain.
  • Trim Trees and Shrubs: Prevent damage from high winds by trimming them, also reducing the risk of roof and window damage.
  • Inspect Windows and Doors: Seal gaps or cracks with weatherstripping or caulk to prevent water seepage during storms.
  • Secure Outdoor Items: Prevent damage by securing outdoor furniture, signage, and other items that could become projectiles in strong winds.
  • Backup Important Data: Protect data and documents from loss by backing them up in a secure off-site location or in the cloud.
  • Create an Emergency Plan: Develop a plan outlining what to do in severe storms or floods, including evacuation routes, emergency contacts, and utility shut-off procedures.
  • Review Insurance Coverage: Ensure adequate protection against storm and flood damage, considering adding flood insurance for flood-prone areas.
  • Stay Informed: Monitor weather forecasts and alerts to stay ahead of potential storms or flooding.

Taking these proactive measures can protect your commercial property from spring storms and floods. Preparedness is key to minimizing the impact of severe weather on your property and business. SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley is available to assist with your commercial or residential property needs.

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