Sacramento gets occasional thunderstorms and wind speeds during a storm can exceed 40 mph, which is enough to cause serious damage to commercial establishments.
A powerful storm can damage your building’s roof, windows, doors, and walls. To make matters worse, in many cases, storms are accompanied by heavy rain that can contribute to unsanitary work conditions.
Steps You Can Take to Mitigate Storm Damage
Storms are a force of nature. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to prevent them. What you could, however, do is prepare for a storm in advance to prevent serious damage to your commercial property. Good preparation is half the battle.
Thanks to technological advancements, the accuracy of weather forecasts have improved dramatically over the years. When the weatherman predicts a storm in Sacramento, you can take the following steps to mitigate storm damage.
➢ Clean your gutters
➢ Remove dead or diseased trees that could be easily uprooted by strong winds
➢ Secure furniture that could fall
➢ Inspect your roof. Make sure its structural integrity is intact
➢ Shutter the windows
➢ Identify safe rooms in your facility
West Coast Fire & Water: A Name You Can Trust
Storm damage in Sacramento is not just a nuisance, it can cause significant property damage and emotional distress. At West Coast Fire & Water, we go the extra mile, if required, to provide our customers with peace of mind.
We offer end-to-end property restoration solutions. Our team will manage your storm damage cleanup and restoration project in Sacramento from start to finish.
Our team will conduct a walk-through or inspection of your property. A property inspection can reveal structural damage and other issues. The objective of an inspection is to create a safe, hygienic, and productive environment.
Our team will check your electrical and plumbing systems. Strong winds can wreak havoc on roofing systems. We will inspect your roof for missing shingles and fix problems before they snowball into major concerns.
What To Do After a Storm
Take these steps after a storm to prevent further damage and steer clear of safety risks:
➢ Disconnect appliances exposed to water
➢ If you suspect water has penetrated your exterior breaker boxes, do not try to open them
➢ Stay away from metal fences as they may carry a charge from fallen wires
➢ If flooding occurs, use your fans and AC to dry out the wet areas
➢ Throw away foods and medicines that were submerged in floodwaters
➢ Contact your insurance company
If your property was damaged in a storm, give us a call. We will restore it to its original condition in the shortest possible time.