Archived Storm Damage Blog Posts
What you need to know about Storm Damage?
No matter where you leave you might experience smaller storms with minimal damage to your building. Whenever there is a storm it’s always good to have a professional on your side to asses and rebuild what was damaged.
Wind Damage- When a storm hits your home and/or commercial building most likely wind will be involved. Winds can cause roof damages, fallen trees, and broken windows. A professional should be in a place to offer solutions to any wind damages sustained to your home.
Ground Water- During a storm the ground loose, its ability to drain all the water. When this happens dirt and soil become soft and start to float along with the water. When storm water sits, it starts carry debris and become a health concern due to the diseases it can carry. For faster drainage, call a professional. Professionals can use a pump to remove flood water from your house and/or commercial building. Also, it is important to consider a company that specializes in clean water restoration.
Hail Damage- Whenever there is a rainy disaster it can also be in the back our minds that hail will be present. Hail can cause serve damage to roofs, siding, stucco, windows, and screens for windows and sliding doors. With these types of damages, you will need to go through your insurance company to see what will be covered.
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Have A Plan When A Storm Hits
When your business is in danger from a storm you can’t afford to risk your investment to water damage and a flooded building. There are many ways you can prepare your commercial property for an oncoming storm and minimize the damage as much as possible.
1. Have a Plan
Your first priority should be to have a plan set for when a disaster hit. This plan needs to have clear steps to outline what to do in an emergency. It will also need to allow you to respond as quickly as possible as soon as you learn what threats the disaster will cause. The plan should include how to protect your building’s structure, how to safeguard your equipment, and the first steps of how to recover.
2. Protect Your Investment
Be ready to minimize damage with weatherproofing. This can include sandbagging the exterior of your building, installing weather stripping, moving your equipment and inventory to higher ground, and sealing any leaks. Minimize as much damage as possible by preventing storm water from intruding on the building.
3. Make Backups
One of the most important things you can do is back up your business data. You always want to have a few different ways to back up your office information.
4. Know Your Evacuation Routes
When the storm comes, your first instinct may be to stay as long as possible to ensure your building is appropriately protected. Instead, you should be focusing on safety. Lost inventory, equipment, and data can be recovered. Restoration professionals can repair your building. Your safety should be the greatest priority.
Emergency Kits for Natural Disasters
First aid kits, or emergency kits, are too important. We shouldn’t wait till the last minute to put them together. Every business and personal home should have one ready to go always. Natural disasters can happen suddenly, and you might have to pick up and go at the drop of a hat. Below are examples of what to include in your emergency kit.
What to Include in a kit for a group of 2 to 3 people -- Medical items to keep in a first aid kit include the following:
• Adhesive bandages
• Gauze pads: small & large
• Roll of gauze bandages
• Equipment for resuscitation
• Towelettes to clean wounds
• Blanket: minimum of one
• At least two elastic wraps
• Adhesive tape
The list above is intended only for small groups of people, for larger families and groups be sure to adjust the number of supplies needed. To be on the safe side, it is always a good idea to have more than one kit in a place of business or personal home. Also make sure the kits are in a location that are easily assessable.