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Earthquake Preparedness for Your Business

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know one of the highest earthquakes ever recorded was a 9.5 on the Richter Scale?

Although Butte County is not known to have many earthquakes it is not uncommon and they should be prepared for as though they happen regularly. As an owner of a commercial building in Butte County and surrounding areas, you should be prepared for any damage that could happen to your property at any time.

But you don't have to do this alone! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help.

In the event that a commercial building is affected by an earthquake it is not just the building that is affected but the entire community. Commercial buildings in this area are treasured as well as the services that these businesses provide for the community. As a local business it is their responsibility to be prepared. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands the difficulty that comes with being prepared for something that seems not possible to happen. However, these damages can never be predicted. Here are some safety tips for business owners.

1) Make an Emergency Plan!

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor offers this service for free? Not only will you get a professional is to see your building and let you know of any hazards and potential issues should there be a natural disaster but you'll also get multiple copies of these Emergency Plans to keep your business and your staff safe. And did we mention that it is completely free?!

2) Anchor bookshelves and over heavy furniture to wall studs.

Encourage your employees to not try and run outside in the event of an earthquake and to stand in doorways and away from heavy furniture and items that will easily fall.

3) Whether you are at home or at work, make sure you have an Emergency Kit with supplies for all in your home or your business to last 72 hours.

Did you know each person needs about 1.9 liters of water each day? You can learn more about safety kits and what all should go into them from the American Red Cross.

In the event of an earthquake, or if you would like a FREE Emergency Readiness Profile, give us a call at (530)899-9141!

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