How to protect your business from water damage if there's a storm.
As any business owner knows, the risk of water damage is always present. That's why it's important to have a plan in place to protect your business in the event of a storm. Here are three simple steps you can take to help minimize the risk of water damage to your property.
- Before the storm hits, make sure all of your windows and doors are properly sealed. If you have any gaps or cracks, water can easily enter and cause damage. Inspect your property regularly and seal any cracks or holes as soon as possible.
- During the storm, be sure to keep an eye on local weather reports and warnings. If flooding is expected, take steps to move valuable items and equipment to higher ground. If possible, raise furniture off the ground or onto blocks to prevent water damage.
- After the storm has passed, inspect your property for any signs of water damage. If you see any, be sure to take photos and document the damage for insurance purposes. Then, contact a professional restoration company like SERVPRO Newtown, Yardley, New Hope to begin the cleanup process as soon as possible.
The best time to prepare for a storm is when you're not cleaning up after one. That's why SERVPRO created the Emergency Ready Program (ERP). Our ERP's help you prepare in the event the unthinkable happens. If you'd like a representative to help you set up your Emergency Ready Program (complete with the mobile app!) contact SERVPRO of Newtown/Yardley/New Hope today!
The reality is no one likes dealing with the aftermath of a storm, but it's important to take steps to protect your business from water damage. By following these simple tips, you can help minimize the risk of extensive damage to your property. And if worst comes to worst, remember that there are professional restoration companies who can help get your business back up and running again.