Every year, wildfires and mudslides inflict heavy losses on businesses throughout the country. During the summer when hot and dry conditions peak, the risk for wildfires rises, especially in the West and Southwest regions of the U.S.
At ServiceMaster Restore, we’ve got your back. We have the knowledge and expertise to take on the toughest challenges and the dedication to providing personalized assistance and support to solve the situation, quickly and efficiently, providing rapid recovery for businesses.
ServiceMaster Restore is here to help cleanup after a wildfire or mudslide but we also want you to be prepared as possible. The following are a few tips to help you and your business prepare for wildfires and mudslides:
Once a wildfire starts, it can last months and burn thousands of acres before it’s contained. Your business does not have to be directly in the path of the blaze to be affected. Particulate matter, smoke and ash can travel great distances and creep into the tiniest of cracks leading into your building. Wildfires pose additional risks. They strip hillsides of vegetation that helps hold soil in place. When wildfires are followed by heavy rain, mudslides can occur. This powerful flow of mud, rock and debris can cause catastrophic damage to businesses in its path.
Mudslides, landslides and debris flows can develop quickly when precipitation is excessive. They can strike fast, without warning, turning the landscape into a river of mud, when a majority of victims are often asleep. They can travel for miles and can be powerful enough to carry trees, boulders, cars and even buildings in their path. They can happen in all U.S. states and territories and are more common in mountain, canyon and coastal regions.