In Florida, inclement weather isn’t just a problem for hurricane season. Bad storms and high winds can and do occur all throughout the year and can cause major damages to commercial facilities if they are not prepared for. If you are a facility manager or owner, you should always be thinking about how to best prepare your facility for weather-related threats and ensure that your facility won’t be at risk when the storms approach.
Have a plan in place.
One of the best ways to prepare your facility for year-round weather is to develop a plan specific to your facility in the event of different kinds of weather. You know the climate where your facility is located and therefore can predict what kinds of bad weather you may encounter. When making your risk assessment, ask yourself what these kinds of weather might do to your facility and make the necessary plans to help mitigate this damage early. For example, if rain from a leaky roof is a concern for sensitive documents or equipment that shouldn’t be wet, plan to have tarps available to cover these areas if a hurricane is approaching. Being able to activate a plan quickly is much easier and more efficient than trying to scramble to come up with one in an emergency situation.
Make renovations today for tomorrow.
Another excellent year-round weather preparedness tip is to not wait until a disaster is imminent to make facility upgrades and renovations. If you know that a particular part of the facility is damaged or in need of updating, such as the roof, perform these renovations sooner rather than later. Completing necessary projects today will eliminate the stress and cost of trying to perform them when they become most relevant and dire. There is no reason to put off facility upgrades and doing so will help protect your facility in both the short and long term.
If you are looking to complete any facility renovation project or repairs, it is a good idea to do them as soon as possible. We at MaintenX strive to complete projects in all areas of facility management and do such quickly and efficiently. To learn more about how we can help your facility be the best it can in both good and bad weather, please feel free to call us any time at (855) 751-0075.