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After-Storm Safety for Norfolk Businesses?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A person is salting an icy walkway. We are leaders in storm damage restoration in Madison County.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk responds to storm damage emergencies every winter, and we see the difference having a storm safety plan makes. The Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety offers this information on what a business can do after a winter storm event:

Activate your business continuity plan

  • Ensure everyone is safe
  • Make sure guests, clients, and employees are safe 
  • Be prepared to evacuate if structural damage from snow and ice makes a building unsafe
  • Stay away from downed powerlines

Snow removal 

  • Safety first! 
  • Keep the parking lot and sidewalks surrounding the building free of snow and ice. Shovel after each snowfall. Keep ice melt/salt on the ground to prevent slips and falls.  
  • Place non-slip mats in front of entryways to prevent slipping as employees and customers enter/exit your business property
  • Monitor your roof’s snow load to ensure it does not exceed its maximum capacity.
  • Conduct an assessment of the snow and ice equivalent 
  • If you have excessive snow or ice dams, have your snow removal team safely remove the snow and ice dams  
  • Watch for signs of snow load damage, such as creaking sounds, a sagging roof, cracks in the ceiling or walls, water stains, and doors or windows that no longer open and close correctly
  • In case of a power outage, use your generator

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Norfolk businesses and residents can trust the professionals at SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

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