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5 Ways To Prepare Your Business for a Snow Storm

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

horizontal view electric cable in corrugated pipe rolls of isulating tape heat shrinkable tubes on wooden board To prevent a pipe burst, insulate pipes with heat tape

Prevent Wintertime Hazards

Cold weather requires planning. Although many people make preparations for winter in Lacey, WA, business owners have to especially plan ahead.
Because a snowstorm can lead to power and heating outages as well as other risks such as building damage, knowing how to prevent these wintertime hazards can keep your company safer.

1. Have an Emergency Plan
One of the best ways you can prepare your business for inclement weather is by creating an emergency plan. What if the power goes out? What if the building sustains damages? Having contacts readily accessible can be helpful if you need to call winter storm damage remediation professionals.

2. Prepare Your Pipes
Without a doubt, the piping is one of the most vulnerable parts of a commercial property. When temperatures drop, it is not uncommon for freezing and water damage to occur. To prevent a pipe burst, insulate pipes with heat tape.

3. Keep an Eye on the Forecast
Although winter weather can often be unpredictable, keeping an eye on the forecast can at least give you an idea of what to expect. When there is a snowstorm advisory in your area, take time to notify employees and prepare to cover shifts, if necessary.

4. Be Ready To Shovel Sidewalks and Parking Lots
Making sure your customers stay safe while visiting your business should be another top priority. To prevent falls and unnecessary injuries, be ready to shovel your sidewalks and parking lots.

5. Keep Employees Safe
If you run a business where your employees work outside, help them stay safe by telling them to dress warmly ahead of time. In addition, encourage people to stay home if driving conditions become unsafe.
Wintertime can be fun and beautiful, but it can also present a lot of risks to commercial properties. As such, business owners need to prepare. By planning ahead, you can help keep your customers, employees and property safe during the next snow storm.

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