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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Can I Prevent Water Intrusion in My Lane County Business?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

The low-slope roofing system of a commercial building is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Eugene!

Our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County offers these tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety for protecting your business from heavy rain:

 Inspect roof drains

  • Check for and repair cracks around roof drains

 Re-check drainage systems

  • After severe weather, check all drainage systems for leaks and ensure they are correctly secured and operating
  • When re-roofing, ensure that all drains, scuppers, and gutters are returned to their original operating conditions

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 adequately 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.

Check air conditioner drains

Ensure all roof-mounted air conditioning drain lines funnel water to a drain.

Check downspouts

Ensure downspouts funnel water away from the building and do not allow water to accumulate near the building’s perimeter.

Up-size gutters

When replacing gutters, consider larger-sized gutters which allow for greater flow.

Call Us Today!

When you have water intrusion in your Lane County commercial business or home, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams are ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 541-799-0090.

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