Is Your Business Prepared for Winter?
Even the best-run businesses face risk of water, fire, natural disasters, and other damage during the winter season. SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park can help your business prepare with an Emergency Ready Profile which can act as your business Disaster Recovery Plan.
First, here are some tips to get your building winterized. Allow cold water to drip from a faucet. Running water through a pipe—even at a trickle—helps prevent pipes from freezing. If a pipe has broken, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve, which is usually at the water meter or where the main line enters the building. Remember to turn off office space heaters in the evening to reduce your fire risk. To reduce heating costs, invest in air conditioner covers so cold air doesn’t come into your building where the in-take is located. Use weather strips and draft blockers to keep cold air out. SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park recommends you take the time to winterize your building before the freezing weather settles in.
But even with all the winterization, building damage may be inevitable and that’s why we encourage you to create a plan to assist your team in an emergency event. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a no-cost assessment of your facility that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. Things like insurance information, shut off valve locations with clearly identified photographs and emergency contact and account numbers are just a few of the components of a SERVPRO ERP. It also serves as a guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster faster. The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
While an ERP won’t completely insulate businesses from risks, a well-thought-out strategy can help minimize the impact. Call SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park for your FREE Emergency Ready Profile today.