Disasters often strike at the most unexpected times. Many of us do not invest enough time in the proper precautions to defend against the damages a tornado can cause. Anticipating storm damage and pre-planning a reaction plan is the best defense strategy to protect your business. Tornadoes are commonplace in certain parts of the U.S. In fact, the U.S. is the only place in the world that regularly faces tornadoes. When you work in an area prone to tornadoes, it is essential for your businesses to have a contingency plan. The experts at ServiceMaster Recovery Management can handle everything else, from emergency services like temporary roofing and board up to water mitigation and reconstruction.
Meteorologists are generally able to detect a tornado around 13 minutes before it strikes. This is called the tornado’s “lead time” and can provide precious minutes for you to escape or seek adequate shelter before it strikes. Ensuring you are prepared for a power outage can save you a lot of stress. Maintaining a supply of batteries, flashlights and candles can help you get back on your feet in the immediate aftermath of an outage. Generators are a great option for large buildings or houses. They can keep your business going in case you have services that can’t be allowed to fail. Keep your cell phone handy so you can keep in touch with the local electric company and updates on the progress of power restoration.
It is your job to ensure you are properly prepared before a storm develops and a tornado strikes. The most important thing is to equip yourself so that the effects of a storm don’t paralyze you in their aftermath. Keeping flashlights and other supplies in a secure area and making sure your generator is fueled and operational will keep you afloat while the area recovers from the tornado damage. When you need help recovering from tornado damage, immediately give ServiceMaster Recovery Management a call for all your storm damage needs, including water damage restoration and mold remediation. We will bring the manpower and resources required to quickly and efficiently assist you in every way possible.