Commercial Damages in Central Texas | SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights
Businesses make up the backbone of our country. Whether you are a business owner yourself or have a favorite spot that you visit often, businesses are the cornerstone to our lives.
Owning a business can be stressful enough, but when disaster strikes and you are faced with unexpected damages, it can be very costly and can even cause businesses to close if the damage is severe enough.
The cost of damage that comes from natural disasters is inching up over the years in the United States. The NCEI reports that over the last few years, our country has suffered an average of $153 billion worth of damage annually. That is a significant leap compared to previous years.
In central Texas, we are no stranger to thunderstorms and tornadoes. We are right on the edge of one of the most volatile areas in the country for tornadoes!
Do you remember the tornado that touched down in Alamo Heights in February 2017? This EF-2 tornado damaged some gas stations, Carousel Court and the front of the local Edward Jones building. This system caused major damage to our area and local businesses.
Below are some issues that commonly plague business owners and some suggestions to help reduce the risk of damage to your own businesses.
Water damage or excessive moisture is always a large threat to business owners. A storm or a flash flood, or even an overflowing washing machine, can cause a water headache for your business. It can be costly and extensive to repair or replace things following the damage.
If the water comes from an external source, it can seep through doors and through your foundation and actually degrade the structural integrity of your business facility’s foundation. If you haven’t graded the property around your business, consider getting the work done to help keep unwanted water away from your building.
Water damage can also take over slowly from a drip or small leak that goes unnoticed. Inspect your plumbing and appliances regularly to help stop any water in its tracks.
Storm damage is a very common problem for business owners, and if you own your business long enough, chances are you will encounter this problem at least once.
Strong storms rip off roofs or siding and can break windows. Even seemingly minor storms can cause power outages, and if you rely on any sort of refrigeration for your business, that loss of power can be devastating to your product.
Storms with straight line or very high winds over 100 mph can completely demolish buildings and uproot trees. Consider reinforcing your roof and installing storm-protective window coverings to help diminish the risk of severe damage to your building.
If the damage to your business is severe enough, it can force unwanted closures while the repairs are being done. Closures make businesses suffer.
Thankfully, that’s what SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is here for! We will answer your call day or night and will get you back on track as soon as we can. We will start the restoration process quickly to get you back into business before you know it.
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.