As the country continues to concentrate greatly on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminding property owners of their desperate need to prepare their homes and businesses for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Together with 18 predicted storms, the season, which officially starts on June 1, is expected to be compared to the average. PuroClean is supplying both home and business owners suggestions to protect their possessions, ensuring they’re ready for whatever may come.
“Preparedness is vital for staying safe during a hurricane, and we want to inform property owners throughout 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. “Having a worldwide pandemic already causing concern, we recognize hurricane season preparedness might not be top-of-mind. It is imperative that property owners take the necessary measures to safeguard their assets, to avoid any additional burden a storm can add.”
Evacuating through flooded roads
According to The Weather Company, the forthcoming hurricane season may bring as many as 18 named storms, including nine hurricanes and four big hurricanes. Many businesses which were unprepared for last season’s effect were forced to close or relocate due to damage. Also, many homeowners observed flooding or excessive structural damage.
Residential and commercial properties are increasingly impacted by the strong wind and rain of hurricanes. And, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the expected annual financial losses from most types of damage brought on by hurricane winds and storm-related flooding complete $54 billion.
We encourage both residential and business real estate owners to be conscious of this advice. They will help ensure preparedness and spare time when crises take place:
- Know your risks — Know your area’s flooding risk and community hurricane evacuation routes. Knowing this helps you determine your business’s risk factor and prepare for what might come. Use FEMA’s Map Service Center, where you are able to enter your address to see your flood zone.
- Assess your insurance — in case you do not have flood insurance, then get it now. Normal homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Businesses should add disruption insurance to help cover loss of earnings after a storm. Remember it might take up to 30 days for flood insurance to take effect.
- Safe your property — Fasten your roof with clips or straps to reduce harm. Reinforce your garage door to make it withstand powerful winds. Make sure you acquire an electrical generator to conduct appliances that are essential when the power goes out.
- Produce a household evacuation plan — Decide on a meeting place for your family and routes to arrive. Plan how to get in touch with your family if separated. Plan where you are going to go if you must evacuate, like a shelter.
- Create an emergency kit — Be sure to include provisions for at least three days. You must also add in medicine for anybody who needs it, as well as pet supplies. Store copies of significant documents, such as proof of possession of any property on your emergency kit. Back up the information onto your electronic devices to ensure it is protected if your computer, or other devices, are damaged during the hurricane.
“PuroClean franchise owners are educated and prepared to safeguard property owners throughout their times of need, such as hurricane season,” said Steve White, president, and COO of all PuroClean. “As a leader for more than 20 years, we’re well prepared to dispatch our technicians to states throughout the nation to supply relentless customer service to people who require additional support after being in significant damage from the forthcoming season’s storms.”
Emergency Management Plans (EMPs) are also offered through PuroClean to assist commercial business owners to prepare for hurricane season. PuroClean’s EMP will help business owners efficiently handle unexpected events and minimize the impact on businesses, properties, and customers.
Furthermore, PuroClean offers a national crisis response team. They can encourage communities affected by significant harm or affected during hurricane season.