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Preparing Your Business for a Winter Storm and Its Aftermath

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Flashlight, portable radio, batteries, water bottles and a first aid kit Start an emergency first aid and food supply in case of a snow-in

A winter wonderland can become winter worrying for your Northwest Las Vegas, NV, business. Fortunately, it can be prevented by your actions and treated by an expert storm damage restoration crew in your city of operations. Knowledge of what to do regarding a storm, however, saves money and time.

Use a Prevention Mindset to Protect Property and People

There are several actions to take before and during winter storms to protect your business and those who keep it functioning from harm:

  • Install glass that’s resistant to wind
  • Inspect foundation for preexisting damage
  • Clear gutters to stop ice dams leading to a pipe break
  • Check the roof for damaged shingles and proper sitting
  • Keep roads and sidewalks clear of snow
  • Start an emergency first aid and food supply in case of a snow-in
  • Always check local weather websites or television stations

Establish What to Do Following the Storm

Once a winter storm has passed, it is advisable to check the news or weather once more to decide on your next step. If it’s simply a temporary calm before a major resurgence, you should ensure everything is secure like in the preparation phase before retreating to a safe place.

When the storm has subsided for the foreseeable future according to an expert source, an inspection of the property is advised. Everything should be checked for storm damage and cleared of heavy snow weighing it down. A pipe break is likely from sustained wind and freezing temperatures. Pipes need to be tested by running the sink and going along each pipe looking for visible damage.

Prepare for the Aftermath

If you do not notice damage, it is worthwhile to hire a professional. You may have missed something you didn’t know how to find. Damage identified needs repairs before it worsens. Your business insurance will work out covering any services necessary and getting them started.

Being familiar with winter storm risks at all stages is a strong business practice in cold, snowy climates. You can teach employees and business partners to stay safe. With everything safe, your business can remain operational without major hurdles.

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