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Commercial Water Damage Could Put Your Company on Hold | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

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Water can enter your business building through internal leaks in the roof or faulty plumbing, destroying your property and damaging your equipment and inventory. Another frequent source of water damage is natural disasters, which can often be even more destructive depending on how bad the conditions are.

Your Fort Worth business could run into flooding from heavy rain, hurricanes or droughts. Since our state is commonly referred to as “flash flood alley,” it’s crucial that businesses work to protect their buildings from these natural hazards.

Knowing how to react when water seeps into your workplace could protect your building from substantial damage. This guide can assist you in understanding how to swiftly deal with the problem so that it doesn’t spiral out of control.

Know Your Building’s Layout

It’s important that you know where the various water shutoffs are located around your building. Make sure you know where to find important spots like the main water cutoff valve and your fire sprinkler system so you can quickly shut them off when necessary.

Pass this information down to trusted members of your team and ensure they know where important areas like this are. In the event of a water emergency, it will be advantageous to have several people searching for and turning off the source so the issue may be resolved as soon and effectively as possible.

Know the Types of Water Involved

When dealing with water damage, the kind of water produced can help you establish the severity of your problem. Understanding what you’re handling will keep everyone in your building safe from harm:

White water: This kind of water is typically created after a plumbing failure. It is not regarded as contaminated and you should be safe to take care of it in small quantities.

Gray water: This kind of water is caused by clogged sink drains and overflowing toilet tanks. Even though the water is contaminated, it is not hazardous.

Black water: Frequently occurring origins of heavily contaminated black water include sewage overflows and storm flooding. You should always seek the help of a qualified professional to handle this water; never attempt to handle this water on your own.

Take Action Quickly

When water breaks out, try to find the source and shut it off as quickly as possible. Keep windows and doors open to allow for some ventilation so that the area can dry a little bit quicker. After that, designate any affected areas as off-limits and inform everyone inside the premises.

It’s a good idea to record any areas of your building that are noticeably damaged. This can make the insurance claims process quick and painless, and you’ll know what parts of your property require more strengthening.

Remember to Be Patient

The apparent water damage you’re dealing with might only be a small portion of an even bigger issue. There could be hidden water damage all around your commercial building.

No matter the source of your water damage, our team at SERVPRO of North Fort Worth can find a solution. Our professional restoration team can use advanced equipment to locate hidden water. After that, we can dry out your building and fix any remaining damage.

The severity of the damage will determine how long your restoration job will take, so try to be patient as our expert crew repairs your business. You and your team will be back to work in a safe, fully restored building in no time!

When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 247 to get started!

Rely on a Local Team for All of Your Restoration Needs | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

10/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Plenty of benefits come with hiring SERVPRO for all of your restoration needs. We provide a wide range of restoration services, including cleaning up and repairing damage from fire, water and storms.

When you discover mold growing in your house or place of business, we provide licensed mold remediation services to assist you to resolve the situation and protect your property. We also provide specialized services that can address issues like biohazardous materials or graffiti.

But the most important perk separates us from the competition: We are local!

Why is this so vital, and how does it separate us from other restoration companies? Let’s explore the benefits of a local team.

3 Reasons Being Locally Owned Is a Difference-Maker

You should assess a range of characteristics when hiring a restoration company, including reliability and a strong track record. However, you also need a neighboring provider. Here’s why it’s significant:

1. We Can Respond Fast

There is no time to waste when a disaster strikes! Postponing repairs may lead to further damage, resulting in a pricey and lengthy repair process.

At SERVPRO of North Fort Worth, timeliness is a top priority! To handle your restoration demands, we’ll be available around the clock. Additionally, since we are nearby, we will be right on time!

2. We’re Prepared for Local Weather Conditions

Since we operate right here in Fort Worth, we tune into the same weather reports you do. Our team prepares to respond when bad weather like flooding, hail storms and thunderstorms is predicted, so we can react quickly once the storm has passed.

Additionally, we are aware of the kinds of storms and weather patterns that often occur in our region, we know exactly how to recover local storm-damaged structures.

3. We Know Fort Worth Front and Back

Some restoration providers will come from nearby states or cities and be clueless about the unique aspects of our town. With our team, you won’t have to worry about that! We live in this community just like you, and we realize what makes our city, region and state so special.

Our city has a rich history and various notable locations that would entice a tourist to want to stay forever! There is always something entertaining to do in our area, from our engaging museums to our endless dining options.

We understand not only how our town operates, but also local government rules, which enables us to execute your restoration job faster and return your house or company to its preloss state.

An Extra Benefit

You can be sure that we’ll be prepared to deal with any catastrophe that occurs in our region. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth works with all major insurance carriers, whether you're the policy holder, an agent or an adjuster - we keep all informed throughout the claims process.  We make every effort to keep claims low, have transparent billing, and provide all supporting documentation so you know you're only being charged for work that has been approved. We try to manage all restoration demands with available materials and local professionals, but there are occasions when a large-scale disaster impacts a large number of homes in a single area or even the entire city.

Here’s where the SERVPRO difference can greatly benefit you: We are both locally owned and operated and supported by a reputable national brand with extensive expertise. When severe weather strikes our area and results in destruction, we can ask for a helping hand from other SERVPRO facilities.

When disaster strikes your home or your business, we’re the team you can trust—located right here, close to home. Get in touch today to get started!

A Well Deserved Team Outing

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

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The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team had a well-deserved team outing at Blue Bayou in Fort Worth. Thank you to the crew at Blue Bayou for taking care of us! They did a wonderful job and served great food. Looking forward to the next team outing at Blue Bayou. To say “Thank You” doesn’t touch the amount of gratitude we have for the SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team members. The development and success of SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is a direct representation of the effort they put forth.They have done it all – from demoing houses during the freeze (while not having hot meals to eat), painting and repainting walls, extracting sewage water, remediating mold, resorting water damaged homes in Fort Worth, cleaning up smoke and fire damage, and working in extreme heat. This team steps up to every challenge and conquers it! They do it for our clients and each other. The dedication and willingness to consistently go above and beyond expectations huge. The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team members are the fuel that feeds the machine and without you, we wouldn’t exist. So, THANK YOU for all you do. We are so proud and grateful to have your support and are excited to see what we can do together as FAMILY.

Keep Your Home Secure From Lightning-Related Fires | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”lightning.jpg” alt = "multiple lightning strikes off in distance of dark purple night sky " > If you are dealing with smoke or fire damage from a recent fire, call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to learn about a restoration solution for your issue

House fires can be devastating, but with the right tools and safety measures, you are better able to protect your family and your Dallas-Fort Worth  (DFW) property. While most house fires are manmade and thus preventable, though, others are started by natural threats that may significantly damage your home.

There were over 70,000 damage claims in 2020 as a result of lightning strikes. Even though personal lightning strikes are a rare phenomenon, your home isn’t safe from this danger. When lightning hits, it can destroy trees, burn through your electricity or even ignite a fire.

Approximately 6,000 lightning strikes are thought to occur every minute. This means that every one of us is at risk of being affected by lightning, and we should prepare ourselves and our properties before severe weather is forecast.

What Is Lightning?

Lightning is a huge bolt of electricity that occurs between clouds in the air and the ground. Thunderstorms may seem like the only source of lightning, but it can also strike during volcanic eruptions, dangerous wildfires and even severe snowstorms.

We equate lightning with severe weather, but it’s capable of striking even on a clear and sunny day. “Dry lightning” occurs without rain, and it’s a huge concern since it can spark wildfires.

So, as we begin to prepare for storms, we should also learn to be prepared for potential flames.

Protecting Your Home From Lightning Fires

Quite a lot of damage, including fires, can result from a lightning strike on your property. The heat of the impact itself or an electrical surge brought on by it can both spark a fire.

When flames start after a strike, you might not catch it instantly as it will burn up in your attic or between your walls. Even if you don’t see a strike, though, you are likely to hear its distinctive, explosive boom.

If you hear a strike, look for signs of burning. If you notice scorch marks or smell smoke, immediately inform the fire department.

A great tool to help avert lightning-related flames is a lightning rod. This metal pole can deflect lightning’s energy away from your house and straight into the ground, preventing any fires from starting due to its electricity and heat.

When Lightning Strikes Nearby

Wildfires and other outdoor fires frequently start from lightning strikes. Lighting fires are more common in certain parts of the country depending on the season, but around 9,000 fires are ignited each year by lightning strikes.

To protect your home, keep a tidy yard free of deceased or dying plants and trees, and think about utilizing defensible zones to create a barrier from close lightning strikes and flames.

Be sure to install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home and in the bedrooms to notify you if flames break out anywhere you can’t see.

If your home is affected by flames, our team at SERVPRO can deal with the damage.

The fire recovery process can be a stressful time, but we can make it easier on you with a quick response and a thorough inspection. Once we get started, we’ll keep you updated every step of the way as we return your home to its pre-fire state.

Have you experienced smoke or fire damage in your home? Call us today to get the restoration finished fast.

Protecting Your Northern Texas Home From Floods | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

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If you have ever discovered standing water in your home after a storm or flash flood event, you know how frustrating and overwhelming it feels. The cleanup process can be extensive and it can be expensive, depending on what the water damaged in your home.

Add to that the fact that not all homeowners insurance plans include coverage for floods! Knowing that unfortunate fact should be all the motivation you need in order to reduce your risk of flood before it is even a threat.

Fort Worth is actually located in the northern part of what is considered “Flash Flood Alley” in Texas. Our steep terrain and sloping hills put our city at risk of encountering quickly developing flash flooding situations. Safeguarding the home against flooding should be a particular point of interest to all of us.

Outside Your Home

We also are witness to a variety of severe thunderstorms in Texas. To help protect your home, have a gutter system to keep water from collecting on your roof and working its way into your attic and down your walls. Make sure the gutters stay clear of leaves and other debris.

You can also use your landscaping to your advantage. If you are a gardener, consider planting your vegetables or flowers in an area that commonly sees excess water and angle the plot away from the foundation of your home so water naturally flows down into the soil instead of toward your house.

Moving Inside

Your foundation is the first line of defense in keeping your basement dry, but it can only work properly if it is watertight! Any cracks can be particularly dangerous and can also be an area for water to easily enter into your home. Repair any cracks you see immediately, and watch for water the next time it rains.

Protecting your home doesn’t always have to have a high price tag. Even simple steps can go a long way to reducing your flooding risk. Whatever you do now will only benefit you in long run the next time we are in a flash flood warning.

The risk of flood isn’t just reserved for natural disasters. It could be something as simple as a faulty dishwasher or old pipe. Regularly get a good look at your appliances to catch any simple leaks or cracks right away, and consider adding a leak sensor to some of your older appliances to help alert you right as the situation develops.

Protecting what is special to you is crucial when it comes to your home. Photos and other important paper documents need to be stored in a safe location, and keep anything that is moisture-sensitive off of the floor.

Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth today to get your restoration completed faster.

The Most Common Hazards Created by Severe Storms | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Severe weather can be devastating for homeowners. While most current homes are built to withstand these extreme weather conditions, many homes will experience some type of damage if a storm affects our area.

Strong winds and wind-related disasters throw debris all over town, as well as cause cold rain, snowstorms, lightning and flash floods, with hazards varying by the time of year and the type of storm. In any situation, these weather hazards put your property and its structure at risk of severe damage.

Depending on the kind of storm and events taking place, your home could face different degrees of damage. There are a lot of factors that influence the level of potential damage, including the landscape around your property, the geography of the region and the condition of your home’s foundation or building materials. (We admit, there’s also a bit of chance involved.)

It’s great to know about the many kinds of weather hazards, but knowing what may strike your specific area is even more crucial. Your Fort Worth home could be particularly at risk of hazards like droughts, floods and hurricanes.

You should never continue living in a storm-damaged home unless safety professionals have deemed it safe to live in. Most kinds of damage will be obvious, but you should always follow the rules set in place to avoid further losses.

Let’s go over the three main types of storm damage so that you can prepare yourself and your property:


This kind of damage ensues when structures are met with violent gusts that blow at dangerously high speeds. Tornadoes and hurricanes are the most common reasons for strong winds, but even thunderstorms can cause winds of up to 100 mph.

Violent winds can pick up debris around your yard and throw it into your car or the sides of your home. When a storm arrives, it’s essential to seek shelter inside and away from any windows or outside walls in case of shattered glass or walls pierced by debris.

You can also take action before a storm reaches our area to reduce wind damage. Clear your property of any branches, large rocks, unsecured furniture or decaying trees to prevent storing winds from using them to create damage.


Water damage is a regular occurrence both during and after a storm. Heavy rain can allow water to collect outside your house even during a small storm. This water then leaks through any gaps in your windows and doors.

When there is enough water, it can leak into your foundation and lead to substantial infrastructure damage.

To reduce excessive water damage to your property, try using strategic landscaping to direct water away from your home rather than have it build up outside. Alternatively, you could build a rain garden, which is a lovely way to spruce up your yard and keep rainwater from creating a huge problem for your property.

You should also always keep your gutters clear so that they can function properly and keep water from leaking into your home through your roof. Clogged gutters can cause water to pool and leak down to the ground level by allowing water to pool and push its way inside your property from the top.


Another prevalent type of storm damage that can have disastrous consequences to your home is “impact damage.” This damage is caused by hazards like fallen trees or debris being thrown into your home by heavy winds. It’s anything that has an impact on your house or things on your land.

The single most effective approach to minimizing this type of damage is to cut trees that are close to your home and ensure that any dead trees are removed before Mother Nature brings them down on your house.

Weather-related calamities cost more than $145 billion in destruction in the United States alone. These suggestions can help you save a lot of time and money, as well as equip you with the knowledge to protect you and your family from disaster.

If a severe storm wreaks havoc on your home, contact our experts at SERVPRO of North Fort Worth. Our restoration professionals are trained to assess your damage and come up with a way to get your home back to its preloss state!

When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get your storm damage restoration started faster.

The Benefits of Choosing SERVPRO for Your Restoration | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

a group of employees with restoration tools walking away from SERVPRO van No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is only a phone call away.

As a locally owned and managed SERVPRO location, we recognize the challenges that business owners must overcome regularly. You must consider a variety of challenges when running a company, and the worst thing that could happen is a disaster that halts productivity.

But even if you can’t predict them and probably can’t stop them, there are certain ways you can be prepared for disasters.

Aside from the damage that companies can suffer, we recognize that homeowners are at risk of sustaining damage as well. Attempting to get back on your feet after a disaster can be stressful, no matter what type of distraction you’re dealing with.

To better ready your household to handle the destruction, you should develop an emergency plan as well. Preparing an emergency plan starts with knowing the types of disasters that occur regularly in our community.

The American Red Cross has created an amazing tool that collects data from resources all over the nation to assist you in preparing for any emergency. Fort Worth runs its very own Red Cross that is available to help residents in our community prepare for any disaster.

Whether you operate an organization or own a house or both, you will eventually face the effects of a disaster at some point. In any case, it is important for the restoration process to begin quickly to prevent further damage from occurring.

Here’s why we should be your very first phone call:

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We realize that no two scenarios are the same. While disaster events that require repairs occur annually in the United States, each situation can be extremely different.

For example, over 14 million houses are annually at risk for floods, but the destruction done to each home will vary. This is why our team of experts is prepared to tackle damage of any size so that you can feel safe in your decision of choosing our crew for your restoration.

We will inspect every aspect of your unique situation in order to provide an effective solution.

We offer 24-hour services. When it comes to damage restoration, a rapid response is the most important thing. This is crucial for not only returning your home to its preloss state but also to keep any other damage from occurring on your property.

When water infiltrates your property, it can inflict immediate damage to furniture, fabrics and paint. And if your water problem is left untreated for a long period of time, mold and mildew can break out and compromise your home’s infrastructure. That’s why our team is prepared to answer your call 247, any day of the year.

We deliver much more than just disaster repair. In addition to repairing the devastation a disaster has caused to your property, we handle every step of the procedure.

Our team can help you pack things up to prevent further destruction, and we can work directly with your insurance agent to make the claims process stress-free. Our goal is to provide you with utmost assistance in any way possible to make the process of recovery as easy on you as we can.

No matter the type of damage your property is facing, your local specialists at SERVPRO of North Fort Worth can reverse the ruins with years of experience and training. Our restoration experts use industry-leading equipment and techniques that can repair the damage and return your property back to its former glory as fast as we can.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Take Precautions to Keep Backyard Fires Under Control | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

a close up view of a bright campfire burning at night If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of North Fort Worth.

Relaxing by a fire in your own backyard is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening. Hot dogs, s’mores and scary stories are just a few of the fun outdoor activities you and your family can do together.

These backyard fires serve us in many ways. We use them for entertainment, to make food, to keep away bugs or as a way to get rid of debris or trash, but all fires come with their own set of hazards, even the ones we consider to be safe. The National Park Service states that nearly 85% of wildfires are man-made.

Wildfires are particularly common in Texas, since conditions can get very dry. From 2013 to 2018, Texas experienced around 10,000 wildfires, and since this number is only increasing, it’s crucial to understand how to protect your Fort Worth home.

Of course, you can still burn your yard trimmings, light your tiki torches, toast your marshmallows and grill your hot dogs, if local laws permit. If you make sure to take precautions every time you burn, you can minimize your risk of accidental fires and still enjoy a backyard campfire.

Recreational Fire Hazards

Any kind of open flame can be hazardous, but grills, campfires, fire pits and fireworks are responsible for many outdoor fires each year. Around 8,800 house fires are started by grills each year, usually due to human error. Always make sure the propane tanks and gas lines that fuel your grill are in good working order before starting it, and always keep an eye on the food you’re cooking over the flame.

When making a campfire, locate it in a safe area away from buildings or vehicles, and only use a match or a lighter to light the fire. Once your campfire is lit, only use wood to keep it burning and make sure to watch the embers even after you’re all done making your s’mores.

Fire pits are a simple way to create a campsite feel in your own backyard, but you should use this equipment with the same caution as a normal campfire. If your fire pit is portable, place it in a safe area away from overhangs and wooden decks.

While burning may seem like an easy way to get rid of construction or household waste, you should only use approved firewood.

Other Outdoor Fire Hazards

Fire and flammable substances still have a purpose even with their hazards. If your yard accumulates a large number of leaves in the fall and you don’t have a garbage disposal system or a street pickup service, burning your debris could be the only option to keep your yard tidy.

Before burning anything, ensure local authorities allow burning, to begin with. Keep an eye out for burn bans and request a permit if needed. In Fort Worth, there is currently a burn ban in place that prohibits open burning, but you are still able to enjoy and use fires as long as they are contained.

Eliminating dead leaves or plants is a smart way to protect your home from wildfires, along with strategic landscaping to slow down fires before they approach your house. Knowing what is safe to burn and following fundamental rules of fire safety can keep any fire you start from becoming out of control.

We all keep gas for our vehicles and yard tools in a shed or garage, but poor storage can have disastrous effects. Use only gasoline-safe containers, and keep your containers out of children’s reach. And when you’re having trouble lighting a fire, you shouldn’t grab for the gas can, because gas should only be used for its intended purpose.

Before lighting any fire outside, be aware of local regulations and weather forecasts. If it’s a very windy day or conditions are dry, save the s’mores for another day and reschedule that bonfire.

And if your home is damaged by fire, our team at SERVPRO can be on the scene as soon as you need us. Our skilled team is equipped to manage every aspect of fire damage, and we strive to promptly and thoroughly repair as much of your property as we can.

Burn safely outdoors. And save some chocolate for us! If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Storm Warnings Can Help You Prepare for Any Kind of Weather | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

a red and white severe weather alert sign If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of North Fort Worth.

There are many different kinds of weather warnings; in fact, 42 types are sent out around the United States. Each of these alerts is categorized into one of seven different groups. Trying to take this all in when a storm is on the rise can be hard, so it’s important to understand the information before severe weather strikes.

When you understand what a warning or advisory could mean for our community, you can best prepare yourself and your family for any weather. You can also defend your home against any potential damage.

While having a basic understanding of all weather scenarios is beneficial, it is critical to understand the weather that can have the greatest impact on Fort Worth.

How Alerts Are Issued

So, what factors go into determining when and why these notifications are sent? How are the characteristics of a storm provided when weather forecasts are only a best guess at what type of weather will strike? There are various elements that influence the delivery of warnings.

The National Weather Service is in charge of weather prediction and, as a result, issuing any required alerts. These alerts are sent out from six regional offices across the country and other sub-offices, allowing for more location-specific warnings. You’ll find your alerts are issued straight from our community in the Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth!

Meteorologists and other NWS workers use a variety of data, including aerial radars, detectors, seismic activity meters and even solar output, to create weather predictions. While this information can vary according to how severe weather conditions are, the point is to make it as accurate a forecast as possible.

The Most Important Alerts to Understand

Knowing the difference between a “watch” and a “warning” is a good thing to know when preparing yourself and your home for severe weather. This language is common in many alerts issued, including those for thunderstorms, hurricanes and flooding.

watch indicates that a storm is brewing and that you should monitor the situation and take precautions when necessary. Watches are sent out in a larger area, while a warning is issued for a more specific area, like a city or county. A warning means that threats are approaching and you should immediately prepare yourself and your home for a potential disaster.

It is also helpful to know what weather conditions may impact your hometown, so you’ll be able to prepare beforehand. For example, Fort Worth contains several natural and man-made lakes. These lakes occasionally overflow, causing flooding, so residents are notified as soon as the situation develops.

Protecting Your Home During a Storm

Knowing what weather alerts may be issued in our area is a great way to protect yourself and your home before a storm, but there are other precautions you can take to minimize property damage.

Cleaning your gutters and drains and securing your outdoor furniture are both great ways to protect the inside and outside of your home from flood damage and wind damage. Locate a safe shelter with essentials and develop an evacuation plan for your family if you end up needing to flee.

If a storm rolls through your area and leaves your home with damage to be repaired, give SERVPRO a call. We can devise and execute a restoration plan to get your home back in shape.

Understanding what weather may impact our hometown can help you prepare yourself and your home for a disaster. Educate yourself about the various alerts that could be issued to you so you can withstand any weather conditions.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

How Disaster May Strike Your Business | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

a large commercial building with extensive damage to roof and siding SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is your local commercial disaster team. Contact us to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services.

Local businesses are the heart of our community. We get a lot from these local organizations, whether it’s the one you work for or the one you visit every day for their services.

But every year, we hear about unfortunate incidents in which the businesses we care about are destroyed by natural disasters.

Each year in the United States, natural disasters cost billions in repair. Over the last five years, the NCEI reported that our country has suffered an annual average of approximately $153 billion worth of damage. This figure will only climb as the years pass and natural disasters become more frequent.

Fort Worth is regularly affected by severe weather like tornadoes, flooding and hail storms. In 2000, Fort Worth experienced a deadly tornado that cost $400 million in damages. During this fatal tornado, a Fort Worth restaurant owner’s business was demolished.

As a business owner, the best approach to protect your company from the effects of these costly emergencies is to take action within your workplace. Learn about all the ways disaster can infiltrate your business and how to prepare for it.

Water Damage

Water damage is a risk that many businesses may face. Leaks from appliances or plumbing cause mold or infrastructure damage quickly, and water can also infiltrate your facility as a result of flooding caused by severe rain or overflowing rivers.

Leaks that develop over time can cause foundation problems. Even a minor pipe leak can ruin ceilings and floors. Inspect your building for any signs of moisture or discoloration and have the underlying cause repaired as soon as possible to avoid expensive downtime.

Flash floods can occur unexpectedly, causing problems both inside and outside your building. Water can cause damage to your inventory, expensive machinery and any other valuable assets in your business.

You can slow the flow of floodwater by strategically landscaping your property. It is also important to seal up any cracks or gaps that may serve as entry points for water around your windows, doors and walls. Consider raising HVAC equipment and electrical installations above ground level to keep floodwaters at a distance.

Storm Damage

Storm hazards frequently ruin businesses. These terrible disasters rip through facilities every year, causing structural damage, wrecking machinery, and destroying precious merchandise. Even minor storms create power outages and can send debris flying, causing an array of problems for your business.

These storms can generate strong winds. Most storms produce winds of around 10 to 45 mph, but strong storms can produce winds of over 100 mph. Storms of this magnitude can tear the roof off your facility, exposing the interior materials and causing complete wall collapse.

Fortunately, there are solutions to protect your commercial property from these weather threats. Install impact-resistant doors and high-impact glass to preserve your company’s interior. Check your roof for damage on a regular basis and trim any overgrown branches near your building to avoid them from breaking off and damaging it.

Make sure you are also informed of your local weather risks. Some places are more vulnerable to threats such as flash flooding and severe winds, so understanding what to expect based on where your business is located is important.

Know Who to Call

The last thing any business owner wants is for an emergency to occur without being prepared for it in advance. Preparing your facility for these events before they occur could save your company from costly repairs.

Our team specializes in these areas of destruction, so we can handle any emergency that may arise for your company. We provide emergency services 247, so any restoration your commercial property requires can begin as soon as you call.

If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.