No matter how much we prepare and protect our home or business during hurricane season, there will always be areas of our property that remain vulnerable to damages from hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. For example, our trees can be severely damaged or completely uprooted because of hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall. Tree damage can have a significant financial impact to property owners, through the loss of valuable shade, decreased property value, increased utility bills, and even damages to nearby properties and structures.
June marks the beginning of the annual Atlantic and Gulf Coast hurricane season. Although hurricane preparation is usually directed towards residents and homeowners, business owners should also begin watching tropical activity for any signs of an imminent storm or hurricane in our area. Although we cannot completely prevent hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall from impacting our businesses and commercial properties, there are some proactive steps business owners can take to minimize damage and protect their commercial property.