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3 Common Disasters that Lenoir Businesses Face

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Large flame engulfs a building structure Electrical fires are a common problem that businesses in Lenoir face. Unfortunately, fires can destroy halt operations or destroy building completely!

Since 2009, our franchise has helped thousands of homes and businesses recover from a disaster. Over the years, we’ve seen the many ways that our customers have been impacted by crimes, accidents, and storms. While you and your employees might not be prepared for every possible incident, you should at least be prepared for the most common ones. If you own a business in the Lenoir area, you should be aware of some of the most common disasters fellow business owners have faced!

  1. Electrical fires. There are many reasons a commercial property could have a fire, but from our experience, electrical fires are one of the main culprits. Ensure your employees understand that outlets can be overheated, and other safety tips as it pertains to electricity. It’s also important you have the appropriate types of fire extinguishers (a Class C extinguisher for electrical fires) and that your employees know how to use them.
  1. Roof leaks. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve had business owners call us because rain flooded their office through the roof. Your building’s structure is—among other things—designed to protect your interior from the elements. But as it ages or is impacted by outside forces, it has the potential to let rain seep through. Ensure your building has routine inspections, and immediately address any known issues.
  1. Sewage backups. Unfortunately, sewage backups are a problem many businesses in the community have faced. These typically occur because the lines are clogged and the waste backs up, though the source of the clog can vary. For your part, make sure your employees don’t place inappropriate objects down the drains and consider having your lines cleared every few years.

It’s unfortunate, but most businesses will have some kind of a disaster at some point. However, with the proper precautions, you can mitigate both the risk and potential damages. If you do have an incident and need professional help, our team at SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties is here to help!

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