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Tips to Protect your Business During a Severe Rain or Thunder Storm

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Tips To Mitigate Potential Damage From A Severe Storm

You can minimize rain storm damage to your Weston, FL, business by cleaning your gutters, inspecting your roof and installing a backflow valve. When a storm brings high winds with thunder and lightning, you will need to apply additional measures to protect your employees and property from harm. 

Stay Away From Doors and Windows
Destructive wind can accompany a severe storm and shatter glass windows, skylights and doors with heavy debris that it carries with it. In addition to instructing employees to remain inside during a severe storm, be sure they know to keep away from all glass windows or doors that could pose a danger if they shatter.

Install a Lightning Rod
Lightning poses a significant danger to your business during a severe thunderstorm, including:

  • Fire or explosion
  • Short-circuiting of electronics
  • Damage to building structure

Install a lightning rod to prevent lightning from striking your business. The rod will absorb and divert the flow of electricity into the ground, preventing it from targeting your business.

Maintain The Landscape
Significant rain storm damage cleanup is often due to a poorly maintained landscape consisting of overgrown trees whose branches collapse under the weight of heavy, rain-soaked leaves. Keeping trees well-pruned can prevent limbs from falling and damaging your building's structure. Preparing your landscape for a storm by removing signs and moveable objects and debris can reduce the risk of strong winds carrying and depositing them where they can damage your facility.

Keep a Well-Stocked First Aid Kit
Taking measures to keep your employees and customers safe can't always prevent injuries. Taking a periodic inventory of your first aid equipment will ensure you can appropriately treat any injured employees and customers until help arrives.
If you own a business in Weston, FL, you can take preventative measures to protect your property and employees from the damage caused by a severe rain storm, with thunder, lightning and other dangerous conditions.

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