Is your business ready to handle a winter storm?
Unfortunately, an extreme winter snow storm can wreak havoc on your small business. That’s why it so important to make sure that your business is prepared to handle intense winter weather conditions. If you don’t already have storm preparations in place for your business, here are some tips you should try.
Winterize Your Business
Extreme winter weather can cause significant damage to your place of business. The most common issues are frozen pipes and water damage. When pipes freeze, the water trapped inside them expands which can cause the pipes to burst open. This results in serious and costly damages to your business. To prevent this from happening, shut off your water and drain your pipes before a winter storm gets too intense. To protect against water damage, it’s important to seal up any cracks in your room and around your windows and doors. This will prevent water from seeping in and causing damage to your business.
Keep an Emergency Generator
During a winter storm, it’s very likely that your business will lose power. Even after a storm passes, it can take several days for your power to be restored. That’s why having an emergency generator is a good safety precaution and business decision. Not only will having a back-up power supply keep your business lit and heated during a winter storm, but it will also allow you to open your business much sooner than other businesses in your area.
Have an Emergency Action Plan
Finally, it’s important that your business have an emergency action plan in place. Make sure you pay close attention to storm warnings and alerts and have a communication plan to keep your employees informed. You should have a protocol for sending employees home and you should also know what to do if you have to evacuate your business.
Take these steps to ensure that your business is ready for a winter storm. Want another way to protect your business this winter? Then make sure you have the proper insurance protections in place. To find the right policies to fit your needs, contact the professionals at Moser Group Inc. in New York. Our dedicated team is ready to get you covered today.