How To Prepare for Storm Season
"Heavy storms can be unpredictable, but one thing you can predict is how you will respond if they affect your building in Commerce City. You may not be able to prevent all flood water from invading your place of business. Instead, plan what you will do if such an event occurs.
Have an Emergency Plan
Every business owner should have a plan for dealing with a flooded building. There are several questions your plan needs to answer:
Who makes the decision to start emergency protocol?
How do people evacuate the building?
What are the necessary tasks that need to be accomplished, and who is in charge of each one?
How do employees communicate with you and one another during the emergency?
When you know that flood water is an imminent danger, an emergency plan can help you keep the people in your building safe and help you minimize damage to the building.
Back Up Vital Data
It's always important to back up vital data, but it is especially necessary during storm season. The main threat to the items in your building during a storm is probably water damage. Equipment that cannot be repaired can be replaced fairly easily, but this is not the case with important documents. If the information is lost, it could set your business back. A digital backup may end up saving you money and time.
Set Mitigation Process in Motion
If your building is damaged by a storm, you don't want to wait to call in repairs. A water cleanup company can assess the damage to your building, provide an estimate of the cost of remediation and give you a timeline for how long the process is likely to take. Make sure you have the number of a trusted company readily available in case you need it.
You may not be able to avoid storms, but you can prepare for them. By planning ahead, you may be able to minimize the impact that impending flood water has on your business."