Did you know water damage is one of the top hazards for small businesses, making up for nearly 15% of small business claims? While no matter what one does water damage will still be a potential issue, there are several things that you can do to prevent water damage, helping you to avoid having to file a claim.
Properly Plan Your Landscaping
While landscaping plays an important role in helping your business and the surrounding property look attractive and draw in more customers, it is important that you make these landscaping improvements carefully. Avoid planting vegetation where roots will interfere with water lines and carefully plan out where you are planting, avoiding sprinkler systems, pipes, and other water systems.
Clean your Gutters
When your gutters are clogged, they can’t function properly, meaning keeping moisture close to your foundation. By keeping your gutters clean and clear, you will help maintain drainage flow, helping to protect your building from exterior water damage.
Watch your Water Bill
It may be easy to miss a slowly creeping water bill, however, if you bill keeps increasing, this could indicate a leak somewhere. If you do ever notice this, contact a professional for an inspection to prevent any further damage.
Call a Plumber
You may often be tempted to ignore small plumbing issues or even try to repair them yourself. However, these small issues are often signs of a much larger issue. If your problem persists, be sure to have it check out by a plumber to ensure you take care of the entire problem and not just a small part of it.
For help with your small business coverage or help with any of your other insurance needs, contact Brazelton Insurance Group today.