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Flooding and Your Business

How Flooding Affects Your Business

Flooding often occurs alongside hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms. There are many affects it can have on your business. However, with the right preparation, you can minimize the long-term effects and get back to business as usual.

Flooding isn’t always caused by weather. A clogged sewage and drainage system and dam failures can also cause flooding. The total damage can be hard to predict. Floods can result in health and safety risks of many variations. These include:

  • Structural Damage
  • Electrical Damage
  • Contaminated Drinking Water
  • Damaged Crops
  • Clogged Sewer Systems
  • Road and Bridge Destruction

Property damage is a natural effect of flooding. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 90% of all storm damage is due to floods. This includes vehicles and equipment in addition to homes and businesses. Finally, economic loss can occur, especially when your insurance policy doesn’t cover everything.

While all of that sounds disheartening, having a backup generator can do a lot towards preventing and cleaning up flooding. The most important thing a generator can do is keep your sump pump running.  Your sump pump collects excess water from the ground around your building and pumps it out when the basin fills with water. In addition to keeping your sump pump running, a backup generator can also run fans, dehumidifiers, and shop vacs as needed during and after a storm.

Invest in a Generator to Protect Your Business

Even during a flood, a standby generator from Generac can help your business recover more quickly. Learn more about our products and find the best unit for your needs.