It's never too early to prepare for Hurricane Season 2023
As we've entered into a new year, preparing your commercial building for Hurricane Season 2023 is essential to preventing flood damages that could be quite costly.
There are two phases to building preparation:
- Pre- Storm
The Preventative Phase can be taken at any time throughout the year and should include having your building inspected and retrofitted for common risks, including flood water and heavy winds. You should also make data backup a part of your everyday routine and implement an alternate means of communication for when lines go down. Starting this process well before we enter storm season could save you valuable time and resources.
The Pre-Storm phase should include closing all your storm windows, covering equipment and moving it to a secured area, disconnecting electrical equipment and turning off gas and electricity.
When a flood warning is issued, get to higher ground as soon as possible. If flooding is already underway, stay put until authorities say that it is OK for everyone to go home. Heed all evacuation warnings, and don’t wait to act until flood water has already entered your building.
A flooded building is dangerous to both your assets and your personnel. Keep everyone safe and protect your assets from water damage by implementing the tips above and contacting SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel at 813-929-9898 for all your restoration needs.