Protecting Your Building from Water Damage

Bad weather is the culprit behind many damages to facilities; certain parts of the country are affected more by this than others. In states that are at risk for hurricanes and other major storms, water damage is a real threat to facilities and business processes. Therefore, as a facility manager, it is a good idea to prepare your building for, and protect it from. potential water damage. Sound planning will minimize the cost of recovery and repairs down the road.

Make sure that all vulnerable entryways seal tightly. Investing in weather strips and jamb seals will prevent doorway infiltration as much as possible. Make sure all windows are likewise secure, and that none are cracked or otherwise compromised.

Inspect the roof to be sure that there are no leaks or places where floodwater can enter. Leaky roofs are an easy way to accumulate both floor and ceiling flood damages, and they can only be patched if you know of them before the storms come.

Roll up carpets and elevate them; even if water does come in, it won’t rot your fabric.

MaintenX excels at all kinds of facility maintenance and can certainly help you and your business prepare for potential flood damage, which will save costs in repairs later. To learn more about this and our other services, please feel free to contact us anytime.