North America has faced some severe hurricanes. This has wreaked havoc on residences and businesses, causing significant financial loss to property owners. Although natural disasters are inevitable and highly unpredictable, it’s vital to prepare your commercial space for such storms.
Here are some helpful things you can do to prepare for hurricanes.
1) Secure All Outdoor Property
Any loose outdoor objects become the first victim whenever there is a hurricane. Unsecured items such as potted plants, gardening equipment, garbage bins, and lawn furniture pose a significant danger during a storm. High winds toss these items in the air, making them a risk to people and the surrounding buildings. Ensure these items are moved indoors or tied down whenever you are expecting a storm.
2) Keep the Trees Trimmed
Dead and weak branches pose a danger during high winds. If there is a tree close to your commercial property, make sure it is trimmed regularly. Failure to do this can cause damage to your or your neighbor’s properties. At the very worst, it can cause loss of life.
3) Board Up Your Windows