Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season
Mother nature has a way of making her presence known. An assortment of severe weather such as flood water can wreak havoc on homes and businesses alike. If you want to save your company a lot of money and hassle, you should have a plan in place to deal with these powerful forces.
Check Your Building
As typically rainy seasons approach, it’s important to inspect the inside and outside of your Houston facility for spots prone to water damage. You should take the following steps:
• Ensure that your plumbing system is up to date and free from problems.
• Make sure the rain gutters are clear of debris and are diverting water away from your building.
• Look for spots near the foundation where water collects and pools.
Back up Your Data
A flooded building can cause widespread damage. One of the worst issues you face is the possibility of losing crucial data and sensitive information on your computers and other electronic media. If you haven’t created reliable backups for your data on off-site servers, it’s time to take this step today. When you do this, even if flood water ruins all your equipment, you will still be able to access any essential files.
Have a Plan
Discuss with your team what you will do in the event of a major storm or flood. Develop an evacuation plan and decide how you will continue to operate your business if you are unable to remain in your building.