How to Protect Your Commercial Property for the Future

How to Protect Your Commercial Property for the Future

A catastrophe can hit your commercial property at any moment but having a proper plan in place can help you act quickly, potentially minimize the damage caused and save time, trouble and money in the long run. Here are a few essential steps to be better prepared for storm damage:

  1. Recognize Responsibilities - As a commercial property owner, you have legal responsibilities to your tenants to be prepared to deal with any type of emergency. Regularly seek out advice from legal representatives and input from insurance providers and human resources departments to ensure that you’ve covered all of the necessary steps.
  1. Notify and Prepare Tenants - Regardless of what type of commercial property you oversee, ensure that anyone who has daily access to the property knows what to do in the event of an emergency. As a property manager, it’s critical that you do everything you can to help keep your tenants safe. Putting a concrete plan in motion before an emergency occurs is a vital part of this.

Additionally, you will also want to inform your tenants of any disruption of service as a result of the major storm. When notifying your tenants, direct them to follow all emergency preparedness recommendations, including putting together an emergency kit of critical items that they may need for at least 72 hours after a major storm. In addition, inform your tenants that they may want to keep personal documents in a waterproof bin until the storm is over.

  1. Prepare Necessary Documents - If you know a significant storm is approaching, make copies of all necessary documents and relevant details related to your commercial property to give your insurance company. One of the quickest and easiest ways to do so is by having all of your files securely stored in a cloud backup or external storage device.
  1. Prepare Your Property - Last but certainly not least, you will also want to prepare your property for the upcoming storm. This can include collecting and securing any loose items such as outdoor furniture or construction materials, cover windows, disconnect gas valves and shut off any elevators for the duration of the storm. 

If your property has any structural vulnerabilities, be sure to have a list of contractors you can call afterward to help resolve any issues that may arise.

Contact the Storm Restoration Experts at Brookstone Restoration Today

When tragedy hits your commercial property, you need a storm restoration expert. At Brookstone Restoration, we have more than ten years of consistency and experience of doing just that in the Birmingham area and surrounding communities. With our help, you and your commercial property can be better prepared for storm damage and any other emergency situation in the future.

Alongside our staff of trained technicians and storm restoration experts, Brookstone Restoration has the experience and know-how to get the job done right and we remain