When you think of arming your property against outside threats, you likely think of installing a high-end security system, potentially hiring security guards, installing cameras throughout the facility and doing whatever it takes to protect your people.
But how are you arming your building against threats that can’t be stopped by a security system or security guard? These threats bring more force than any person ever could and there’s little to nothing you can do to stop this threat from coming. They can strike at a flash, disrupt your business operations for weeks or even months and causes significant profit loss if not handled properly.
What could potentially be so ominous, so destructive yet so elusive and seemingly unstoppable? Two words— natural disasters.
Natural disasters strike at all times of the year, often unexpected and always unpredictable. This spring, as you are spring cleaning and reevaluating your company’s emergency response protocols, be sure to think about protecting your business from these outside threats.
According to the National Weather Service, although severe thunderstorms can happen any time of the year, they are most likely to occur during the months of March, April and May (Source: Weather.gov). Take a look at these 5 tips to protect your business facility from severe thunderstorms this spring.
5 Ways You Can Protect Your Business From Natural Disasters
- Trim Your Trees and Remove Debris
Trimming the trees around your property is an important step in preventing damage from severe storms. By removing dead trees, cutting back limbs that are close to the building and maintaining the property, you will help prevent tree limbs from falling on the building.
- Clean Out Your Gutters
Cleaning out your gutters may already be on your spring cleaning list but do you know why it’s so important? If your gutters are not properly maintained, water from the storm can back up onto your roof and cause more structural damage.
- Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan
Emergency preparedness plans are essential to minimizing downtime and keeping your employees and stakeholders aware of what’s happening. Along with an emergency preparedness plan, it’s important to have an emergency preparedness kit available in case of an emergency.
- Review Your Insurance Coverage
As you’re maintaining your property, it’s also an ideal time to reevaluate your insurance coverage. Be sure you know what is covered and what’s not covered. Take note of what has changed over the last year, complete a new inventory and discuss any questions with your insurance agent.
- Call Sasser Restoration
Last but certainly not least, call Sasser Restoration. As a leading disaster recovery firm in the nation, our team is prepared to help you before and after disaster strikes. Specializing in fire and water restoration, mold mitigation, large loss restoration, bio-hazard clean up and reconstruction, our team is equipped to handle any size loss at any time.
We will work with your team to create a disaster recovery plan that is unique to your situation. By doing this, you will be ready when disaster strikes and can minimize downtime and get back to business faster.