Operating a business in Florida means your commercial establishment may encounter storm damage. Tropical storms are no stranger in Florida and can leave a path of destruction in their wake.
Protecting your property from extensive damage is something you may achieve with adequate preparation.
Perform routine maintenance
Performing routine maintenance on your building may enable it to withstand the elements better than if you ignore seemingly simple problems. According to disastersafety.org, to protect your building from storm damage, pay particular attention to the following:
- The sustainability of your roof
- The security of building accessories and signs
- The integrity of your roof flashing system
Regularly inspect your property for weakened fixtures, structural damage or general wear and tear. Promptly address your concerns to give your building optimal protection against storm damage. Your vigilance in maintaining and repairing your property may give you more control over the protection of your building during severe storms. If you anticipate a storm, follow protocols and recommendations from your local leaders.
Get customized insurance coverage
Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to invest in a good insurance policy. Work with a provider who understands the unique needs of your company. Understand exactly what coverage you have and under what conditions it applies. If you find holes in your policy, you can determine alternative options to fortify your property and minimize damage in a storm.
Sometimes insurance companies may disagree on their responsibilities if your property does experience damage. Having a trustworthy attorney advocating for your rights can help you protect your company and hopefully get the compensation you deserve during an unprecedented time.