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Flood clean-up: how to fix flooded business grounds

Flooding has always been a concern, and as time goes on even areas that have been historically safe from flooding are becoming more at risk. This is obviously a worry if you run a business, as flooding can cause considerable damage to your property and your ability to work efficiently and make a good impression.

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Should the worst happen and a flood hits, how do you bring your business grounds back in order?


Step 1: Clear any remaining water

Before any cleanup work can begin it's essential to ensure the premises are clear of standing or flooded water, and that there is no likelihood of the property flooding again in the near future. In many cases, accumulated soil, sludge and other debris can block the path of the water making it slower to drain away. If you find any blockages, clear them immediately and allow the water to flow.

Step 2: Starting the cleanup

With the water drained, you can begin the process of cleaning up. Floodwater is often dirty and can leave sediment and soil all up the walls and over the pathways around your business. This should be washed away with a strong power washer to ensure that any caked-on sediment and grime is effectively removed. Be sure the water has a clear path to drain away, however, before starting to power wash.


Step 3: Restoring drowned plants

Any plants around your property should be washed as soon as possible – carefully to avoid damaging them. Any compacted sediment or sludge must be removed. It may seem counter-intuitive but it's also wise to water your plants. Flood water is not clean, so they'll need fresh clean water in order to remain as healthy as possible.

Getting specialist help

If you want to make sure your business premises are properly cleaned after suffering a flood, it's best to get in contact with a professional grounds maintenance company. Weedfree Landscapes, for example, can provide you with the advice and services required to make sure your business look brand new again if it has been struck by a flood.

After a flood, you'll want to keep as much focus as possible free for the running of your business. A professional grounds maintenance team can get to work removing all traces of floodwater and debris, leaving you to focus on managing your business. Contact Weedfree Landscapes today to learn more, or to get your quote.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
December 13, 2019
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.