Flooding, fire, and extreme winter-time weather can happen at any time. Business tools and machinery can be ruined, and the structures of businesses can be negatively affected, as well. A professional damage restoration company can be an important and welcomed resource during times like these; such companies are able to complete all necessary repairs in a timely and efficient manner as well as keep you and your workforce out of harm’s way.
While these types of situations can rarely be foreseen, planning ahead in preparation for any damage will help you be prepared to handle such an event when the time arises. Some areas of your business are going to be more apt to experience damage than others during extreme weather, and having a disaster restoration plan for your commercial property will help you recover from a disaster quickly, and planning ahead will go a long way in making the restoration process even easier.
Proper planning in these areas will help:
- Basements and cellars need to be watched during wet weather since they have a number of easy entry points for water. If there is heavy rainfall during inclement weather, or if the building is near a body of water such as a lake or river, they are going to be in danger. Keep an eye open for cracks in the foundation, ceiling, and walls of these areas. Handling the aftermath of flooding and storm damage can be very expensive, but is an event that can be avoided if you plan ahead.
- A damaged roof is susceptible to the water damage that can happen in the event of a storm or fire cleanup, and the areas underneath it will suffer. If rain gutters have not been properly maintained, you may experience some problems stemming water overflow, as well. It does not take long for mold growth to begin a colony, so proper planning can be a real help here. Be ready to dry affected areas completely as soon as possible to prevent this event.
- Make sure entryways, windows, and doors are free of standing water and debris if flooding occurs. Proper planning in this area can prevent injuries and costly repairs.
- Make sure that all areas around your buildings are kept free from flammable materials and that all plants and trees are trimmed well on a regular basis to prevent fires from spreading if they occur.
Once an event occurs, it can be overwhelming to add the task of finding someone to help to your to-do list. Having established a strong business relationship beforehand with a company that works in the disaster restoration field is going to be the most important part of your plan. Ensure that they are licensed and bonded and that they have earned a great local reputation when it comes to the quality of their work.
Our team here at Ascension General Contractors is ready to help in case of disaster and the repairs your business may need in the aftermath. Call us today at (615) 750 2345, or visit our website today!