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Storm Preparedness and Property Management Go Hand in Hand

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Storm Preparedness 

Property managers in Houston, TX, have a lot on their plates. As the next storm starts brewing, being ready for it provides added relief and makes it easier to ride it out. No matter how many properties you are juggling, storm preparedness should always be a priority when it comes to property management. Preparations should include considering the properties and people in them.

Regular Inspections

While your to-do list may seem to never be finished, maintenance and property inspections are vital to avoiding costly repairs and other headaches. Before the storm hits, the following should be inspected to prevent unwanted water infiltration.

· Gutters and Downspouts: Ensure they are free of leaves and debris. Any clogs may mean overflow going directly down toward the foundation.

· Roofs: It is recommended to have roofs inspected by a professional at least once a year. In between inspections, regular checks should be made for any cracks, erosion and missing components. After a storm, ensure that any debris is removed to avoid accelerating potential damage.

· Windows and Joints: Wherever two surfaces meet is a prime location for water to seep in. Check that windows work properly and tightly shut. Look for any loose or damaged seals and get them replaced immediately.

Prepare a Plan

Along with having your property secured, storm preparedness means ensuring the people in the buildings know what to do. Develop an emergency plan that includes emergency contact information, evacuation routes and a checklist to ensure everyone’s safety. Encourage tenants to listen to weather updates and act accordingly. Since anything can happen during a storm, it is worth considering designating someone on the property to be in charge during a disaster situation. They can help other tenants follow the plan, as well as perform any emergency work to the building, such as boarding up windows.
Whether on the premises or not, having a storm preparedness plan is essential for securing the property, proving calm during the chaos and minimizing potential damage.

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