Protecting Your Business from Summer Monsoons
Severe storms, also known as monsoons, are a common threat to business property throughout the summer months in Arizona. Along with rain, thunder, and lightning, summer storms can also produce damaging, gusty winds. As a business owner, you may be worried about the danger that these storms can pose to your property. Major structural damage can be done by severe storms, with wind and flying debris shattering windows and pounding upon roofs. In order to avoid the hefty cost required to fix structural damage, it would be beneficial to develop a plan to utilize during emergencies that will limit the amount of damage imposed upon your business.
Being prepared before storms
Before you begin to formulate that plan, however, make sure that your business insurance coverage is up to date and adequate. Covering the expenses of any property damage caused directly by the storm, business insurance can lift much of the financial burden. Taking matters into your own hands, a regular examination of the condition of your business’ roof as well as removing debris left by past storms in your gutters can prevent the damage from worsening. Impact-resistant glass can also be installed in an effort to prevent windows from shattering and sending glass flying across the inside of your business, potentially in the path of valuables. If you do have any valuables located near windows, be sure to move them to safer areas during storms just in case windows shatter. Safer areas can include any place that is elevated above the floor and distant from windows. Finally, keep outdoor equipment safe by fastening it to something stable. These tips will help you recover more quicky from storm damage and lessen the loss, so remediation professionals can help quickly.
Know when monsoon storms are approaching
Monitoring weather forecasts during monsoon season is AZ is a beneficial practice, especially if your business is located in an area that regularly experiences severe weather or flooding, as you will know when to expect storms and be able to prepare for them. With these guidelines in mind, you can protect your business as best you can from severe monsoon storms throughout the summer.
Extra planning provides extra securing
When damage happens, many business owners are caught unaware, not knowing what to do, who to call, where shutoff valves are, etc. That’s way an emergency ready plan is an outstanding idea. Documenting such information like contact info, escape routes, shutoff valves and more can safe precious time and money when disaster strikes.
Call SERVPRO if you experience monsoon damage
If your business experiences monsoon damage, contact SERVPRO of Central Phoenix to help get your business back to pre-storm condition quickly and professionally with our storm remediation services. We can be contacted 24/7 at 602-386-4268. Let us get your business back up and running with our trained technicians to help you recover when disaster strikes.