Did you know that strong storms caused over $1.5 billion in property damage during 2018 in the US? And that doesn’t even include the flooding that can come with heavy rains. Don’t let your business contribute to that statistic – mitigate storm damage cleanup and begin preparing for storm damage today!
For Preparedness Month, ServiceMaster DSI in Westminster, CO, is sharing its expertise in disaster and disaster restoration to help you mitigate storm damage cleanup.
The first step to any disaster plan is always awareness and knowledge.
Don’t underestimate the potential of storm damage at your business! In Colorado this year, we broke our state record for the largest hail ever recorded: 4.83” across! That’s bigger than a grapefruit. Imagine that ball of ice coming crashing down from the sky at 100mph—you might want to prep for storm damage. (The largest diameter ever recorded came in 2010 in South Dakota: 8 inches across. Yikes!)
Become familiar with your surroundings and vulnerabilities. Is your area at risk of flooding? Enter your address on this FEMA site to see if you’re in a risky area for flooding. Do you have trees near your building or power source? Be sure to stay on top of trimming them or even removing them when they pose a risk.
Keep an eye on the sky. You could write up a great disaster plan for your business, but if you’re not monitoring the weather, the plan does you a lot less good. Simply not paying attention to the weather is one of the easiest mistakes to make, and it’s one of the most common.
Awareness is the first step to disaster preparedness. However, the great power of a Colorado storm can cause widespread storm damage regardless of how carefully we plan. When you need it most, trust ServiceMaster DSI in Westminster, CO, to perform fast and professional storm damage cleanup. Get your business back up and running as quickly as possible. Call us 24/7 at (720) 452-2842.