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Winter Storm Preparation for Small Businesses in Jerome?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

The sky is clearing after a big storm in Idaho. Our technicians respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jerome County.

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties offers this information from The United States Small Business Administration to help businesses prepare for inclement weather:

  • Check your insurance coverage for protection against winter hazards
  • Develop a procedure for restoring electrical services
  • Develop a system for relocating salvageable and undamaged stock and supplies
  • Add the following supplies to your disaster supplies kit: rock salt, sand, and snow shovels
  • Determine your greatest risk potential: loss of heat, frozen pipes, or loss of access due to snow and ice
  • Identify who is responsible for keeping heating equipment in good working order: business owner or landlord
  • Identify who is responsible for snow and ice removal: business owner or landlord
  • Determine what equipment needs to be protected from freeze-up, i.e., computers, telecommunications, manufacturing equipment, etc.
  • Make sure heating and heat-producing process equipment is in good condition and operating efficiently
  • Drain all idle pumps and compressors, making sure jackets are vented. Provide proper lubrication on equipment for cold weather operation.
  • Test cold-weather equipment
  • Clean and inspect boilers and firing mechanism/controls. Maintain automatic sprinkler protection in idle buildings; promptly handle sprinkler system impairments; notify the local fire department.
  • Monitor building temperature, especially in hard-to-heat areas containing vulnerable equipment
  • Keep temperatures above 40°F

Call Us Today!

When your Jerome commercial business or home needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 208-735-1447.

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