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How Do I Stormproof My Hermitage/Donelson Business?

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Storms can be devastating to a commercial building, and the resulting damage can take a significant amount of time and expense to repair. You can take some steps to prepare your business location for storms and possible flooding here in Middle Tennessee. Preventive measures will reduce the amount of flood damage your Hermitage/Donelson business sustains and the time takes to get your operations back to normal. 

What Are Some Stormproofing Best Practices For My Nashville Business Location?

Below we list three of the most vulnerable areas of your business:

  • In case of high winds, a small opening in windows or doors could enlarge and allow enough wind inside to compromise the property's roof, so you will want to check them for these issues ahead of stormy weather:
    • Check doors for missing screws/bolts or loose hinges. 
    • Fit keyhole covers on doors to keep rainwater and snow at bay.
    • Use weather-stripping to seal doors and windows tightly.
    • Apply caulk on both sides of windows to prevent water seepage.
    • Apply a durable transparent plastic film on windows to prevent glass shards from blowing inside the house if the winds breach the windows 
    • Install permanent shutters to shield windows from wind and debris 
    • Windows made especially to withstand storm-level air pressure and impact can be installed in extreme weather conditions.
  • Well-maintained gutter systems will be effective when diverting water to proper drainage areas. If your gutters are clogged with dead leaves and debris, rainwater can overflow and saturate the ground around the foundations causing damage there, while backed-up water can spill into wall structures. Mold damage only takes 24-48 hours to begin growing a colony inside walls and unused spaces and corners, so a regular cleaning schedule for your gutters is a good idea in helping to avoid this situation. 
  • Storm drains on your business property will need to be appropriately maintained, as well. These are in place to move excess water away from buildings and parking areas. Your local government is usually responsible for these, but keeping an eye on them around your property will allow you to be able to report a problem to the proper authorities right away in anticipation of any possible flooding.

How Can SERVPRO Help If My Hermitage/Donelson Business Sustains Damage During A Storm?

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is equipped to handle storm events at a moment's notice. 

Our personnel have been trained and have all the necessary certifications to assist you with storm damage to your commercial location. Every crew member is experienced in handling a storm damage event. Our warehouse is packed with a plethora of equipment to meet all the cause's needs. If we do not have the equipment, our supply is less than 30 minutes away.

You can count on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to help you get back to work right away! 

Our team is ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you handle disasters of any kind. Middle Tennessee weather can be unpredictable, but you can rely on us to get you back to normal! In addition to commercial storm damage, we also handle commercial water damage, commercial cleaning, and other services formulated specifically for Nashville area business owners. Call us today at (615) 885 3906. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

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