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Is Your Business Ready for Winter—and Winter Storms?

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

A man shovels snow in front of a business Don't let a snow or ice storm put your business at risk!!! SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has advice to help you weather the storm successfully.

Here in central Connecticut, business owners know that winter brings the unpredictability of winter storms. If a big snow and ice storm hits, or a long cold snap, your commercial facility is vulnerable to damage. Are you ready to handle it?

Here are some important steps you can take now that will help you get through a storm or freezing temperatures while protecting your building, your equipment and inventory, your employees’ safety and your ability to continue running your business without interruption.

Before a Storm Hits

Before the snow or temperature starts dropping is the time to start your preparation. Start by taking a look at your building and property, and then make decisions and implement plans that will protect your business.

When a big winter storm hits, you won’t be the only business owner who needs the services of a good local disaster remediation company. Do your research ahead of time, and identify a reliable company that will respond quickly to your winter storm emergency, like SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield. With the right people and equipment, we are ready to start repairing and restoring your building and its contents.

Make Important Decisions

  • Be sure your property/casualty insurance coverage is sufficient
  • Inventory your business’s assets, including records, supplies and equipment, and store a copy of this critical information offsite
  • Create a plan for communicating with your employees, suppliers and clients in an emergency, including up-to-date contact information
  • If you’re responsible for snow removal, hire a contractor or assign an employee to clear snow and ice from your driveway, parking area, walkways and roof

Prepare Your Equipment and Facility

  • Check and maintain your snow removal equipment
  • If you don’t already own them, buy portable heaters, generators and snow removal equipment, as well as rock salt and sand
  • Evaluate your facility to locate the areas at the greatest risk for damage from frozen pipes, a roof collapse or loss of heat or electricity
  • Check and maintain your heating equipment
  • Determine which equipment to protect from cold and how you will restore electricity to your equipment
  • Seal drafty areas (around windows, doors or attics) and repair any damaged or leaky roofs

During a Storm

  • As often as necessary, clear snow and ice from driveways, parking areas, walkways and your roof.
  • To keep your pipes from freezing, turn on faucets to allow a slow, continuous drip
  • Periodically check your facility’s temperature and keep warm air moving around vulnerable equipment.
  • Communicate regularly with employees.

Here To Help®

The team at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield has specialized training and experience in water damage restoration services, fire and smoke damage restoration services, biohazard cleanup and natural disaster prevention and cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield (860.633.8791) any time.

When you need deep or routine cleaning of commercial facilities, or if your business suffers a fire, water, wind, mold or biohazard disaster, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

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