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How Can I Protect My Business From Water Intrusion Issues in Charlottesville?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

Water sits on top of commercial roofs in Charlottesville after a storm. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Our local team in Charlottesville responds to commercial water damage emergencies throughout the year. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these tips for protecting your business from water intrusion from heavy rain:

Inspect and clean the roof drainage system

Do this at least twice a year, ideally during spring and fall. This includes all gutters, interior drains, and scuppers.

Trim trees

Keep trees trimmed and away from the roof to prevent branches from rubbing against the roof and leaves from accumulating and clogging the drainage system

Remove debris

  • Remove loose objects and accumulated debris—including anything left by contractors—from the roof that could end up in the drainage system
  • Check under and around all roof-mounted equipment, satellite dishes, antennas, and solar panels for debris that could disrupt the drainage system’s water flow or cause ponding

Check for water

Check for long-term standing water in gutters and correct any blockages. If there are no blockages, but standing water still occurs, ensure the gutter is sloped properly to the downspout.

Check the slope of the roof cover system

For low-sloped roofs, ensure the slope of the roof cover system and the insulation boards divert water to internal drains when present or to the edge of the roof. Long-term standing water is an indication of an improper slope.

Call Us Today!

When your Charlottesville commercial business or home has a water damage emergency, our local team in Charlottesville can help. Call us today at 434-977-5850.

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