Taking sensible precautions can prevent or minimize damage from heavy rainfall at your tire dealership or service shop.
What's more, the time to take preventive measures is before the next squall blows through your neighborhood.
This summer, some sources have been discussing the brutal weather of 2019. The impact of prolonged, heavy rainfall in some regions has dominated these conversations.
Swollen rivers have shouldered levees aside, causing extraordinary devastation throughout several states.
Atypical flash flooding struck parts of eastern Pennsylvania where I used to work. As much as 4 inches of rain fell quickly; docile streams became deadly, raging rivers.
Several inches of sudden rainfall could stress nearly any drainage system. However, I have seen considerably less rain fall damage automotive service facilities.
Some readers may be fortunate because they've never coped with water damage at their businesses. Cleaning it up is no fun.
Drainage factors that are obvious to one person may not be obvious to others.
In fact, experience has shown that owners and managers may overlook practical precautions in and around their facilities. Here are examples.
First, many dealerships and service shops have flat roofs. Usually, a series of drains are installed in order to carry rain from a flat roof quickly.
But typically, a screen or protective device sits atop each drain opening.
Eventually, accumulated debris may restrict or completely clog these drains. After that happens, it doesn't take a deluge to create a harmful lake of water on the roof.
It's a fact of life that some roof drains require more-frequent attention than others.
Perhaps one of your crew can inspect and clean them safely, but even if you hire someone for the task, it's much cheaper than roof damage — not to mention costly water damage inside your building.