Elevator flooding

A Grasshopper Versus an Ant

We are all familiar with Aesop’s fable of the ant and the grasshopper. The grasshopper spent the whole summer lying around in the shade, while the ant prepared for winter. The grasshopper had decided that there would be plenty of food left around for winter, as most winters he had found that food was not sparing. This particular winter happened to be worse than others, and the grasshopper was definitely not prepared, but the ant was.

This is how Flood Risk America feels about hurricane season. Although it is winter, and we have cold weather and shoveling snow, instead of water on our mind, it’s best to prepare early, especially in coastal or flood prone areas. 2017 was a hard year for a large portion of the United States; FEMA had been backed up for months with the amount of flood claims and damage. 2018 has been predicted to exceed what we felt was our worst year.

Many claims are still being handled, but many people are still in the mindset of the grasshopper. Let Flood Risk America help you understand your options when it comes to flood protection and mitigation assistance. We tend to lean on the favor of the ant, helping our clients prepare before a loss occurs. With our 24/7 flood deployment team, durable, corrosion-resistant flood panels, American-made products, flood consulting services, and team of experienced flood mitigation professionals, we will guide you in the right direction to not only protect your property from flooding, but we will save you money on your flood insurance premiums and deductibles. 

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EZ FLOOD PANELS SAVE NATIONAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER $93,000 ON THEIR FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

Flood Risk America leveraged their specialized team of engineers to perform a flood risk assessment on the client’s property and collaborated with their flood insurance carrier to save them $93,000 by installing the EZ Flood Panel on their building.

·      Cost of the annual flood insurance premium: $135,000

·      Premium Eliminated: $93,000

·      New Annual Flood Insurance Premium: $42,000

The EZ Flood Panel is the Only flood panel that is certified to provide flood insurance credits. If you are paying high flood insurance premiums and have high flood deductibles, take the opportunity to have Flood Risk America perform a flood risk assessment on your properties to help reduce your flood insurance rates, while protecting your property from having a flood loss.

 

To obtain a free, comprehensive flood risk assessment:

Call Steven Gill at 561-578-4220

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How To Avoid Expensive Flood Losses To Your Buildings

Flood Risk America’s mitigation measures help protect your ground floor lobbies, elevators, essential utilities, valuable assets, and expensive equipment, while preventing interruptions in critical services. The benefits of flood mitigation can reduce vulnerabilities, lower flood deductibles and premiums, and allow businesses to obtain better coverage limits on flood insurance.

It is important to understand your properties vulnerability and create a flood safety plan. We can help you prepare for flooding and protect your property. If your building is at risk of flooding, our 24/7-flood deployment team is dispatched to your location immediately, providing protection and avoiding flood loss.

24/7 Flood Monitoring – When flooding occurs in elevator pits or mechanical rooms, the Flood Sensory Systems sound alarms and will notify you and our monitoring center in real-time via email or text, sending the elevator up to the next highest level.   

 Benefits:

·      Lower flood insurance premiums and deductibles

·      Free flood risk assessment identifying your properties vulnerability to flooding

·      Remain operational during and after the flooding

·      Avoid a flood loss

·      Biodegradable materials

·      Environmentally friendly 

Company Launches New Flood Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Company Launches New Flood Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Flooding has been a concern for many people across the United States. Flood Risk America has decided to launch a new program to help clients become more aware of their flooding risks. 

Company Reaches Out to Architects With New Services to Advance the Industry

Integrated Project Delivery is an important trend in the AEC industry. Flood Risk America introduced their pre-construction consulting services to the architectural industry to help their IPD systems change in a unique and positive way that may influence a revolution in team collaboration.

For years, there has been a disconnect between FEMA and NFIP regulations. This division has impacted the insurability once construction has been completed. Flood Risk America has found a solution to identify problems and procure solutions to this matter, as well as educating their clients on how to understand FEMA compliant standards and available grant money for flood mitigation services.

Flood Risk America is using their expertise in guiding architects on understanding flood maps and challenging inaccurate flood zone delineations from FEMA for potential qualifications for LOMA and LOMR submissions. They have patented products that are FEMA compliant and certified for flood insurance credits, helping architects to mitigate problems and build in compliance with NFIP regulations. Flood Risk America is revolutionizing architectural design for flood mitigation and integrating project delivery for the AEC Industry.

 

Benefits of Services:

•       Reduce Construction Cost

•       Avoid Costly Flood Proofing Errors

•       Expedited Permitting Time

•       Building FEMA Compliant

•       Navigation Through Floodplain Requirements

•       Increase Property Value

•       Proper Mitigation Measures Against Potential Flooding

•       FEMA Grant and Mitigation Funding

Avoid Flood Exposure to Your Elevators and Essential Equipment

Consequences of flooding on elevators and valuable assets can devastate a facility’s ability to function and can also cause loss of business and interruption to both the clients and owners. In various instances, many facilities could not function for long durations because essential equipment was placed in basements, sub-basements, or ground floor levels that flooded. In some cases, components of vital systems were elevated well above the floodwaters, while other elements such as transformers, transfer switches, fuel tanks, pumps, etc., were placed at lower levels, leaving them susceptible to flooding and the elevators and essential equipment in the control rooms and other places were then rendered inoperative.

Our vulnerability assessments provide information and recommendations to improve the functionality of critical facilities by preventing flood exposure to elevators and valuable assets. These assessments describe how essential equipment must be protected from flooding to allow a critical facility to perform its primary function during and after a flood event. Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada will help you identify vulnerabilities in essential facility systems and equipment using our comprehensive flood mitigation approach.

Benefits of Our Vulnerability Assessments:

·     Reduction to the vulnerability, damage, and disruption of operations during severe

      flood events

·     Remain operational during and after a major disaster

·     Education on code requirements and FEMA recommendations

·     Customized mitigation plan for protection of essential systems and equipment

·     Designed mitigation plan to account for loss of power

·     Provision of new construction flood code requirements

·     Flood assessment including the investigation of historical flooding on specific

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Elevator Flooding - How to Prevent It?

Flooding to any building can cause extensive damage, but elevators tend to be the most susceptible because the pits of the elevators are usually one of the lowest points in a building, giving rise to floodwaters. To address this issue, Flood Risk America launched a three-step elevator and control room flood prevention program.