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5 Essential Tips for Preparing Your Business for a Storm

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

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Five Important Ways to Prepare Your Business

Learning a storm is coming your way in Tempe, AZ can cause stress for any business owner. Flood water can create a hazardous situation for your employees and result in extensive damage to your building. Here are five important ways to prepare your business.

1. Create an Evacuation Plan

Your first priority when preparing for a storm should be to ensure the safety of your employees and anyone else who you might be in your building. Have an evacuation plan in place, set up maps around the building, and regularly practice the plan with managers and employees.

2. Backup Data

Make sure to back up all data somewhere offsite in case flood water damages hardware. It is also a good idea to invest in a cloud system so you can easily access important data from any location.

3. Designate Emergency Response Tasks

Determine what tasks need to be completed quickly if dealing with a flooded building and assign them to specific individuals or teams of people. Include these tasks in emergency drills and train people if necessary.

4. Choose a Restoration Company

If your building does experience any water damage, you will need to work with a storm damage restoration company to make any repairs and get back in business as soon as possible. Contact your insurance company to find out if you need to choose a specific company to receive coverage.

5. Protect Your Business

Do what you can to prevent damage from happening to your building. This can include investing in a backup power supply, placing sandbags around the property, removing debris, trimming trees, and replacing broken roof shingles.
While it might not be possible to predict every situation, your business will recover much more quickly if you take the proper steps to prepare for an upcoming storm. From making a plan to addressing any potential hazards, you can successfully minimize the amount of harm flood water can cause.

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