Halloween Snowstorm 2011
The recent severe storms in Massachusetts have left many businesses devastated. Depending on the coverage included in their policy, some businesses should be able to claim many of the costs of repair on their insurance. Massachusetts business owners may want to consider the below safety measures when returning to their premises for the first time since the storms. With commercial insurance, Massachusetts business owners cannot be too careful.
- Ensure your building is structurally sound before entering. This may require an inspection from a certified building inspector.
- Place any fuel burning appliances such as stoves, generators or pressure washers outside to minimize the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect the inside of the building including furniture and any interior fixtures to remove mold
- Take care with drinking water. It could be contaminated so if in any doubt, check with the local authorities first
With a bit of help from their commercial insurance, Massachusetts business owners who have been hit by winter storms should hopefully be able to recover and be back up and running in the least amount of time possible. Taking a few safety measures when cleaning up in the aftermath may help safeguard staff and mean that the workplace can be a safer, healthier place for everybody in the future. With John Andrade Insurance Agency, Inc., you can get the coverage you need for your small business. Contact us today for additional information!