Does Your Business Have a Plan in Place for Severe Weather? | SERVPRO of Marietta West
Properly planning ahead is something that is vital to any business’ successful operation, but many Marietta business owners forget to plan ahead for the unpredictable—mainly, severe weather. While severe weather is hard to predict with certainty, the chances of being impacted by it at some point in your business’ lifetime is high. Fortunately, if you have a plan, you can ensure you are much better prepared to handle any situation that heads your way.
From flooding to winds to lightning, there are many problems that a business can encounter due to severe weather—and in the worst cases, they may interrupt your business’ operations to a debilitating degree. Below are some of our top tips for making sure your business is prepared and can survive any storm.
Preparing Your Business to Withstand Severe Weather
| Be Sure You Understand Your Potential Threats | There are many ways that severe weather can cause damage, and it is important to understand each one of them. While tornadoes are often the biggest concern, it is vital to understand that more people are killed by floods than any other weather event, and general high winds can be every bit as devastating as tornadoes are. Additionally, lightning strikes can lead to injuries and even fires that can derail your operations with severe damage.
| Be Sure You Have Prepared Your Insurance Coverage | One of the biggest factors to how quickly your business is able to recover from severe weather damage is whether the damage is covered by insurance. It is wise to consider purchasing flood insurance and business interruption insurance so you can be certain that you are fully protected regardless of what kind of storm your business is asked to endure.
| Be Sure You Have a Plan in Case of a Sudden Storm | Severe weather can come about suddenly, and it is vital to be sure you have a plan in case you and your staff are on the business’ premises when it begins. Stay aware of local weather guidance and know what to do in case you must evacuate as a group, and be prepared to hold tight and hunker down if that is what authorities recommend.
*If your business experiences water damage due to severe weather, SERVPRO of Marietta West is the team to call. We are here 24/7 to help with restoration. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.