Preparing Your Commercial Building for El Nino

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Forecasters are predicting one of the most intense El Nino weather patterns for this upcoming winter, and heavy rains are expected in large swaths of the West Coast. The roof is your commercial building’s first line of defense from the elements, including heavy rain and extreme heat. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building. To make sure it can handle this year’s rains, you should have in place a regular program of inspection, maintenance and repair. These activities should be part of your planning in order to prolong the useful life of your roof and make sure…
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Flood Insurance Is Wise Choice, Even in Drought Areas

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The recent flooding in Texas has hit local businesses hard as they try to recover, costing them money for the clean-up process and lost business. Few of the businesses in the up-until-now drought-stricken area carried flood insurance according to local news reports, and they’ll end up footing the bill themselves. The flooding in Texas shows that it can happen anywhere, and that some areas in most states are prone to flooding, including California. But there is a stark reality with every flood: 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen. By preparing your company now for…
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