When an emergency happens, you might be overwhelmed with everything you have to do. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests that home and business owners start making repairs as soon as possible, and this includes boarding up of damaged residential and commercial properties. Here are several reasons why you should consider professional board-up services in Doral, Florida.
Prevent Additional Damage or Vandalism
When severe weather or an act of malicious vandalism affects your residential or commercial property, leaving it unsecured and open could result in more damage. Broken windows or doors allow moisture to get inside the structure. This could result in mold growth and additional water damage. Unauthorized people could also access the property, leaving behind a biohazard or worse damage to your property. Securing and boarding up the windows and doors prevents both natural and man-made damage.
Prepare for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane
You can also be pro-active in your quest for emergency services. When the National Weather service issues a tropical storm warning or hurricane watch or warning, you will need to take action in advance in order to protect your home or business. Professional boarding up of the windows, delivery doors, loading dock doors and regular doors of your business reduces the likelihood of wind and water damage. It also lowers the risk of looting or vandalism after the storm. Your insurance company may even require you to board up your home or business when such weather warnings are issued.
Ensure the Use of Proper Boarding Materials
According to the FEMA, not all materials are suitable for emergency boarding services. When you hire a team of professionals, you can trust that acceptable materials will be used to board up your property. These materials are known for their durability, safety, resistance to tampering and resistance to vandalism.
For more information about board-up services, take a look at ServiceMaster Restore by Enterprise’s emergency services, or give us a call.