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3 Ways To Prep Your Business For a Winter Storm

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Ways To Prepare For a Winter Storm

If you own a business in Ross, OH, you are probably familiar with the damage that a winter storm can bring. In addition to physical damage, they can also cause business owners to lose time and money due to business closures. Below are a few ways you can prepare for when the inevitable storm comes through your city.

1. Inspect Your Building

Don’t wait until the news shows a winter storm heading your way. As you approach the winter season, start inspecting your building and its grounds. Here are some typical problem areas to look for before the storm hits.

  • Pipes – Make sure there aren’t any leaks and clear out water before freezing temps arrive. This will help avoid a pipe break.
  • Gutters – Remove any clogged debris and check for leaks.
  • Landscaping – Keep trees trimmed and free of dead branches, which can fly through high winds.
  • Windows, roofs and doors – Check for leaks around sealants and siding, which can let in water.

2. Be Aware

Once your building is in good shape, pay close attention to the weather reports so that you have as much time to prepare as possible. You should have an emergency plan in place for your business, which might include the number of a trusted restoration expert. If inclement weather hits hard, having a contact readily available will get your business back up faster.

3. Know Your Coverage

Review your insurance policy annually and ensure you are aware of what is and isn’t covered when it comes to storm coverage. Take some time to review the storm damage assessment and the claims filing process.

A winter storm can wreak havoc on your business, but there are plenty of ways to prepare for it. By keeping your building and property in order, paying attention to weather reports and reviewing your insurance policy, you’ll be ready for whatever winter throws your way.

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