There isn’t always time to repair during a storm. If this is the case for you, you may need an emergency board-up service. At BlueTeam, we can get our teams onsite to secure a building and tarp a roof, minimizing further damage to the outside and inside of a property.
Why Should You Board Up Your Property?
We provide board-up services for commercial properties that are vacant, damaged, or preparing for a natural disaster. Our team will use sturdy material to secure your building from issues, such as theft or vandalism, that can cost you more to correct.
If you choose to get our board-up services, make sure to follow these tips:
- Remove all valuables from the property
- Report any damages to your insurance company
- Don’t attempt to address electrical system problems before a professional inspection
- Stop by to inspect the property regularly
Boarding up for Preventive Measures
Protecting your commercial property with board-up services is a smart idea if it’s going to be vacant for a while. Prevent damage and additional costs from the following:
If your commercial building is vacant, this gives vandals the opportunity to break in and destroy your property even more. Boarding up can prevent this as well as any liability issues that could occur if the intruder sustained an injury while in the building.
Animals and Pests
Having wild animals enter your building can be dangerous for several reasons. Many of them could be rabid or aggressive, causing other types of damage to your property. You might also end up with an infestation if certain pests are left long enough to multiply. If there’s a feral animal in your property building, never attempt to capture it yourself.
Severe Weather Damage
Even if your commercial property has already sustained damage for whatever reason, boarding up can cut your losses in the event of a storm or other natural disaster. You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much damage your commercial building sustains during heavy rains or high-speed winds.
You’ll also want to prevent unwanted trespassers from entering your vacant property. You never know if this person will steal anything or destroy your building even further. Again, you also don’t want to be held liable if something happens to the trespasser.
If your commercial structure recently caught fire, the heat could cause significant damage, such as shattered windows. Boarding up a fire-damaged building can prevent this. Keeping your property boarded up also helps to prepare for any assessment or cleaning that needs to be done after fire damage.
Boarding up to Retain Insurance Coverage
One of the best things you can do to retain your commercial insurance coverage is to board up your property’s windows in the event of a natural disaster. This prevents further water or wind damage. Boarding up also greatly reduces the chances of an insurance claim getting denied due to negligence.
Do You Need Board Up Services for Your Hotel, Assisted Living Facility, Office Space, or Other Commercial Property?
Whether your commercial property has sustained damage or you want to keep it secure while you’re away, BlueTeam provides board-up services to ensure it remains in the best condition possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to be there for your business during its time of need!