As the nation continues to concentrate heavily on the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reminding property owners of their desperate need to prepare their homes and businesses for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Together with 18 predicted storms, the year, which officially starts on June 1, will probably be compared to ordinary. PuroClean is offering both residential and business owners suggestions to guard their properties, ensuring they’re ready for whatever may come.
“Preparedness is essential for staying safe during a hurricane, and we would like to notify property owners around the nation on what to expect this hurricane season so that they can prepare and plan, moving into June,” said Mark Davis, CEO, and chairman of PuroClean. “With a global pandemic already causing concern, we realize hurricane season preparedness may not be top-of-mind. Property owners must take the necessary steps to protect their assets, to avoid any additional burden a storm can add.”
Evacuating through flooded roads
Many businesses which were unprepared for last season’s impact were forced to relocate or close due to damage. Also, many homeowners observed flood or surplus structural damage.
Residential and commercial properties are increasingly impacted by the strong rain and wind of hurricanes. And, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the expected annual economic losses from most kinds of damage caused by hurricane winds and storm-related flooding complete $54 billion.
We encourage both residential and commercial real estate owners to be aware of these tips. They will help ensure preparedness and save time when crises occur:
- Know your risks — Learn your area’s flooding risk and community hurricane evacuation routes. Knowing this helps you determine your business’s risk factor and prepare yourself for what may come.
- Assess your insurance — in case you do not have flood insurance, get it today. Regular homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Businesses should add disruption insurance to help cover loss of income following a storm. Keep in mind that it might take up to 30 days for flood insurance to take effect.
- Safe your house — Fasten your roof with straps or clips to reduce harm. Prune shrubs and trees in your yard for more wind resistance. Reinforce your garage door to allow it to resist powerful winds. Be sure to obtain an electric generator to run appliances that are essential if the power goes out. Find out how to shut off the power and gas to your home.
- Create a household evacuation plan — Determine a meeting place for your loved one’s members and routes to get there. Plan how to get in contact with your family when separated. Plan where you’ll go if you must evacuate, like a shelter.
- Produce an emergency kit — make certain to include provisions for three or more days. You must also add medication for anybody who wants it, in addition to pet supplies. Store copies of important documents, such as proof of possession of any property in your emergency kit. Back up the data on your electronic devices to make sure it’s secure if your computer, or other devices, are damaged during the hurricane.
“PuroClean franchise owners are trained and ready to safeguard property owners throughout their times of need, including hurricane season,” said Steve White, president, and COO of PuroClean. “As a leader for over 20 years, we are prepared to dispatch our technicians to countries across the nation to supply relentless customer support to those who require additional support after being insignificant harm from this forthcoming year’s storms.”
PuroClean’s Emergency Management Plan
PuroClean’s EMP will help business owners efficiently handle unexpected events and minimize the effect on businesses, properties, and clients.
Furthermore, PuroClean offers a national disaster response group. They can support communities affected by significant damage or affected during hurricane season.