Frequent Causes of Commercial Damage | SERVPRO® of Central Honolulu
Businesses have been a cornerstone of our country since its conception. Each and every person in our country utilizes businesses in some form or fashion, either through using a business’ services or products or working as an employee.
Being a business owner entails a slew of duties on a daily basis, even without the added stress of an unforeseeable calamity. But when disaster strikes, it may be catastrophic to a business’s finances.
According to The National Center for Environmental Information, storm damages have exceeded $2.195 trillion in the United States since 1980, exhibiting just how pricey storm damages can get.
Honolulu sees a number of different weather-related disasters due to our island location. The Kona low storms are one recent example of this, which resulted in major flooding and damages in central Honolulu.
Because of how common storms are to our area, it is essential to know the most common types of damages and how to prevent them in order to protect your business from harm.
Excess water or moisture is a major threat to businesses around the country, especially in Hawaii. Water damage can occur naturally or as a result of a simple appliance failure, and both types of water damage can wreak havoc on commercial property.
Flooding is among the most significant of threats. Flooding from the exterior, such as flash floods or overflowing rivers, may seep past the doors and into your building’s foundation. If you have enough space surrounding your business, consider employing landscaping to deflect water away from it as a preventive measure.
Leaks inside the building can also cause water damage that lasts for a long time. It’s critical to check for leaks in your plumbing and for warping or discoloration in your walls and floors. Taking these precautions on a regular basis will help you stay ahead of the damage and avoid pricey repairs.
Storm-related commercial damage is prevalent, and it can be devastating to a row of businesses, knocking out power and creating damage from loose debris. Commercial roofing and building siding can be effortlessly ripped off by really powerful storms.
Winds can exceed 85 miles per hour in the average storm. Storms of this magnitude are capable of uprooting trees, falling walls and toppling big vehicles.
Installing storm-protective window covers and a new roof for your business will limit the extent of storm damage, but these precautions can be costly.
On the plus side, taking preventive actions like routinely inspecting your structure and checking the seals on your windows and doors will save you money and help you avoid additional disasters. Before a storm hits, it’s also a good idea to clear your land of any potential hazards that could uproot and damage things around you.
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Commercial damage can take many different forms, with water and storm damage being the most common. As a result of these unfortunate accidents, businesses are sometimes forced to shut down to allow for repairs or perhaps permanently close.
Fortunately, SERVPRO is available around the clock and ready to respond to any emergency you may face. Our certified restoration specialists will work with you to plan and implement the optimal restoration approach that works for your business.
If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 24⁄7.