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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration


7/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Floods are one of the most common types of natural disasters. They can be detrimental for high-rise buildings. The nature of buildings makes them particularly vulnerable to flooding caused by severe storms. Water damage can cause serious damage to your home, retail or office. You might be wondering how big a problem water damage could be to a high rise. The bottom floor of high-rise is always at risk, but even on the top floors there are major issues. Take a look at how you can minimize risk of flood in your high –rise building and meet the challenger of flooding, should it occur.

  1. Know your flood risk

Heavy storms can back up the city’s drainage system and flood your building’s basement. Damaged roofs let in heavy rains and ruptured plumbing on upper floors leak water down through lower levels. From broken sprinkler systems and sewer backups to clogged HVAC lines, the potential for water damage is always present. Even small leaks can quickly spread water in a tall building and cause problems that linger long after repairs are taken care of.

  1. Protect critical systems

If electrical and mechanical system are located in the basement, and your building is at risk of flooding, you will want to insulate and protect the equipment so it remains operational should the worst occur. Same applies to water pump – in most cities. Also make sure your fire pump is protected from potential flood damage and you have emergency staircase and corridor lighting that will remain operational even in there is a power outage.

  1. Create an emergency plan

A comprehensive emergency plan for residents is essential. The plan should encompass a variety of disaster including fire, medical emergencies and floods. A complete plan will include emergency contacts, evacuation maps and direction and tips for residents on how to submit insurance claims. Communication is the key for keeping residents informed during emergencies.

A professional restoration contractor handles water damage from floor to ceiling including furnishings, equipment and personal belongings. If you have any questions about water damage in Ventura County, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911.

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