If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (215) 348-7755

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Preparing Your Company Property for a Storm

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Picture of the exterior of a building Building in Chalfont, PA

Preparing Your Company Property for a Storm

Owning a business in Chalfont, PA means you may have to deal with the possibility of storm damage resulting in the need for exterior maintenance on the property. Fortunately, preparing for the inclement weather beforehand may help you avoid costly damages. Here are a few tips you may want to consider.

1. Know the Weather
Knowing the weather in your area is one of the first steps to protecting your company property. If you’re aware a storm may be coming, you can begin making preparations beforehand. This will allow you the time you may need to make a building inspection, as well as perform any repair jobs that may be required.

2. Inspect the Property
Inspecting the property should be a regular part of your company's exterior maintenance routine. This way, if you know there is a potential for certain types of problems, you can stay up-to-date on the building's upkeep. Keep an eye out for overhanging tree branches, clogged gutters, cracks in any siding, and weathering on the roof. It may be helpful to make a list of any problems you find so that they can be handled quickly before a storm arrives.

3. Take Mitigation Steps
If the property does suffer storm damage, it’s best to contact a storm damage restoration service. However, keeping the building maintained may help you avoid worse damage. During the inspection, take note of any repairs that may be needed, and have these done as soon as possible. This may include cleaning gutters to prevent water back-flow, trimming dead branches so that they don’t fall, and fixing any windows that may leak. If you don’t have time to make repairs before a storm, consider tarping or boarding over the affected area to prevent further damage.
Keeping up with your company building’s exterior maintenance may also help you stay ahead of the storm. Stay aware of any approaching storms, look over the property before the storm arrives, and make any repairs you may need quickly. Remember, if the company building does suffer storm damage, a restoration professional may be able to help.

Other News

View Recent Posts