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Protect equipment from floods

HSB offers online loss prevention tips

Following a winter of record cold and snow in many parts of the United States, forecasters are warning of the possibility of spring flooding.

Prepare now for water damage

Your customers should prepare now to protect equipment and machinery from water damage. Once equipment has been exposed to water, there is big risk that equipment will be damaged or destroyed if it is started or operated without proper drying and cleaning.

Help prevent equipment breakdown

The equipment specialists at HSB have prepared loss prevention documents to help your clients reduce the risk of equipment breakdown from water exposure.

HSB's Flood Recover Action Steps

Click here for HSB's Flood Recovery Action Steps, which can help equipment owners minimize damage to electrical equipment, machinery and boilers after a flood. These efforts can also help a business restore operations as quickly as possible.

Dry and test equipment before starting

A key point to remember: the risk does not recede with the water. Equipment and machinery may have water, silt or other contaminants within them. Don't attempt to operate or test equipment without properly restoring it.

We help you deal with severe weather

HSB provides several documents on Severe Weather and Disaster Preparedness. Other Loss Prevention documents cover specific types of equipment and exposures, from heating and cooling to electrical surges.

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Protect equipment from floods