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4 Ways To Prepare Your Business for Bad Weather

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Roof repair after storm damage in Aliso Viejo, CA home

For many businesses in the Aliso Viejo, CA, dealing with severe weather such as a snow storm is an unfortunate operating cost. Although inclement weather can seemingly come out of nowhere, by putting some time and energy into emergency preparedness, you can keep your building and employees safe. Read on for some helpful tips on how to best handle bad weather.

1. Watch the News

No one wants to deal with a pipe burst. The best way to keep your building safe from the costly damage of freezing weather is by taking steps to prevent it. Inspect the place for drafts and leaks and clear out and shut off outdoor plumbing. If liquid freezes, it can break your pipes.

2. Watch the News

If a snow storm is coming, keep an eye on your local news outlets to get a sense of when and where it is going to hit. This will keep you up to date on the latest developments and help you better decide any next steps.

3. Buy a Generator

A generator will help keep your business up and running. In addition to keeping your building heated and lit, it can potentially save you from costly downtime when the power goes out.

4. Keep Everyone in the Loop

When faced with bad weather, some employees will not know whether or not to come in. Make sure you contact all of your employees about the status of the business, including if operating hours have changed. Make sure you have all contact information for your staff so that you can easily reach them by phone or email.

A snow storm can range from a minor inconvenience to a major headache for an Aliso Viejo, CA, business. The best thing you can do to prepare for bad weather is to have a solid plan in place and keep yourself and your employees informed.

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