Next to fire, floods are the most common disasters. Flooding on your property can happen anytime and for various reasons–excessive
rain or snow, swollen rivers, or even a plumbing failure. Just one inch of water can cause major damage to your facility.
Preparing now can minimize property damage and danger caused by flood. First, be sure you have an emergency plan in place
that has been communicated to everyone on staff. Stock up on emergency supplies, like sandbags, shovels,
sump pumps, and more. Have easy
access to a water pump, emergency apparel, such as rain suits,
Once floodwaters have cleared, it's time to recover and rebuild. Acting quickly can help reduce the growth of bacteria,
mold, rust, and may salvage some items. Use fans and dehumidifiers to dry out rooms. Remember to
wear protective clothing and gloves and disinfect everything with proper disinfectant cleaners–floodwater
can contain sewage and chemicals.