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Make your home safer for when Spring storms hit
Spring is coming to the Gulf Coast! Every year when February rolls over into March, people in Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs get ready for a new season.
As temperatures get warmer, it’s time to start thinking about family cookouts, trips to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and long, warmer days. Who doesn’t want to daydream about that, especially in the midst of a pandemic?
There’s no doubt that many of us are looking forward to spring. But the warmer season can also bring problems we don’t like to think about. Storm season is coming, too.
And if the storms are severe enough, they can put homeowners in the position of dealing with damage to their homes caused by strong winds and heavy rains.
None of us have the power to stop a storm. But there are things we can do to ensure our home is ready to withstand one.
The Steps to a Safer Home
Add these items to your seasonal to-do list this year:
Inspect your roof for issues. You want to be sure your roof is in good shape if a storm starts hitting. Check for things like missing shingles and signs of leaks. Repair them to keep your home safer.
Don’t leave items around your home unsecured, either Don’t let unsecured furniture or other similar items become tools for wind damage. Trim back trees that need it and secure everything you can.
Check for problem tree limbs. Tree limbs overhanging your home can be a problem because wind damage can bring them down. Remove any limbs hanging over your roof or garage.
Be sure your sump pump works. These aren’t present or needed in every home. But for those that do need it, having a sump pump that’s functioning properly is key. Be sure yours is before it starts raining.
Keep your gutters clean. This step is vital every season. Clean, clear channels are vital to keeping water around your home flowing the right way, instead of causing water damage.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you
Getting your business ready to open again after a disaster
If you’re like most Gulf Coast residents, you’ve learned a lot about the unpredictability of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, no one saw a pandemic coming.
Business owners have been hit particularly hard during the pandemic. They’ve had to search for new ways to operate and connect with customers and manage new and shifting obligations (like transforming the dining room into a virtual classroom).
While most of us had no plans to deal with 2020, diligent business owners always have strategies for dealing with more common disasters, like a fire, destructive storm or flooding.
Having the plans and implementing them in the face of disaster, however, are different things.
We work with business owners all the time, so we know what it takes to get your business up and running again. Here’s some of the best advice we can give business owners facing a restoration scenario.
From Disaster to Reopening
Because we want to help business owners thrived, we’ve pulled together some of the best tips to help you deal with the restoration process:
Don’t forget about your plans. This sounds simple, but it can be challenging to work through your programs after something as jarring as a natural disaster. Remember your plans and why you’ve put them in place. Depending on your business, that may include moving to a backup location.
Assist your employees as you can. Don’t forget this disaster will impact your employees, too. You can reach out to organizations like the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.
Document and photograph the damage. You’ll want to take photographs before you clean up the damage. You’ll also want to inventory everything that was damaged. Your insurance company will need this vital information, so be prepared to provide it.
Regularly out to critical stakeholders. It’s easier now than it’s ever been to reach out to your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community. You can use everything from social media and an email list to an old-fashioned phone call.
Work with the right partners.Choose competent professionals to work on your restoration process and repair any of the damage. It will make opening up again easier.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you
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There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, or Pascagoula commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:
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