How To Prepare Your South Florida Commercial Property For A Hurricane

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Whether it’s your first hurricane season or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s always necessary to plan ahead to protect your home and your family.

Commercial properties are no different. 

Prepare your commercial building in South Florida for hurricane season by getting organized now. It can take weeks or even months for your business to be ready for a hurricane, so you don’t want to wait for an alert to start taking action. As the season quickly approaches, it’s time to start planning and stocking up on the supplies that you might need. 

To keep your employees and business safe during hurricane season, here are a few steps you can take.

5 Ways To Prepare Your Commercial Building For A Hurricane

Make sure your building is protected

Your building might already have shutters, but if not, begin installing them or purchasing plywood to cover windows. Check the anchoring and condition of roof-mounted signs, outdoor equipment, and cables. Windows, door hinges, and latches that are faulty or damaged should be fixed or replaced as soon as possible.

Prepare for flooding

Floods can cause some major damage to your commercial property if it’s not prepared.

To help reduce the risk of flooding to your property:

  • Put up levees in places most likely to flood
  • Place sandbags where necessary
  • For protection against the reverse flow of wastewater, shut-off valves should be installed on sewer and drainage lines
  • Elevate material and stock that could be damaged by water

Get your supplies ready

Organize supplies and keep them together in a secure place.

Some of the supplies you should have are:

  • Cleaning equipment like brooms and mops
  • Sandbags
  • Power tools and manual tools like axes, shovels, and nails
  • Batteries, flashlights, and emergency lights
  • Coverings like tarp or plastic sheeting

Prepare your equipment

Make a list of the outdoor equipment that you’ll need to secure, such as propane tanks. Keep generators or other emergency power sources ready and make sure they work. To protect your electronics and vehicles from wind and flooding, move them to a safe place.

Have a plan for post-storm recovery

Having a post-storm plan with a recovery team and the right resources can help your business to recover quicker after a hurricane.

Decide who will make up your recovery team ahead of time. You should include professionals who are qualified to repair mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire alarm systems. Your team should also include general maintenance workers who can help with cleanup and other recovery work.

Count On Our South Florida Commercial Painting Experts 

There’s a lot of work that needs to be done after a hurricane hits, and our team can help you. Get your business back up and running faster with us.

Contact Sepi Painting & Waterproofing today for a free estimate!