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Flooded Basements Can Shut Down Your Entire Business In A Matter Of Minutes

Flooded Basements Can Shut Down Your Entire Business In A Matter Of MinutesAll kinds of problems can befall a modern business that might be serious.

Even if your business has nothing at all to do with food preparation, healthcare, or other areas where absolute sanitary precautions are necessary, you are always being held to a very high standard.

Businesses of all kinds have had to deal with problems after being shut down temporarily for an unexpected reason: Because the company’s basement, which may not even be used on a regular basis, was flooded overnight.

Of course, companies that don’t actually use their basement for anything are probably best off in this situation. Those that do use the basement could find that they lost thousands of dollars in stock or equipment.

Just as businesses need to provide certain facilities to workers and customers — such as bathrooms — they also need to mitigate certain risks to the public or face major problems. During a flood, the risk of mold exposure is one of these major health concerns.

If the public becomes aware of a business operating in such a state, it could be dire:

  • Businesses are exposed to potentially thousands of dollars in liability.
  • Management could face a firestorm of criticism through social media.
  • Important business licenses could be revoked, causing a full shutdown.

Although a small leak may not have any of these repercussions, you should be wary if this minor issue presents itself in the basement. A complete flood could be only moments away, just as soon as cracks or other damage within your foundation can widen a little bit further.

Plus, it only takes a few minutes for mold to become an issue. Mold can infiltrate the HVAC system or the ductwork of your building, which makes it more likely that your workers and customers will be exposed to these potentially dangerous fungal irritants.

Even brief mold exposure can cause respiratory issues or a fungal infection.

Don’t risk the well-being of your people and your brand by allowing a flood to happen. Call AA Action Waterproofing today to make sure that every basement in every building throughout your company is waterproofed by professionals with decades of experience.

We are fully bonded, licensed, and insured to give discriminating business owners peace of mind.

Get in touch with us today to get started or fill out our form to get a free estimate.

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing on February, 19, 2015