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Pre-Loss Planning for Businesses & Commercial Properties

Is your business in Reno prepared for a potential wildfire? Hot, dry conditions in the summer and early fall create an increased risk for wildfires, and every year, businesses and commercial properties suffer heavy losses. While wildfires pose a threat across the country, the danger is particularly high in the western region of the U.S. You can be proactive to minimize potential damage by having a wildfire preparedness plan, and ServiceMaster Restoration Services - Reno is happy to share tips for planning and recovery.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Reno restoration service technicians are dedicated to helping you and your business through the toughest challenges. We are dedicated to delivering customer-focused service and support while providing fast and effective solutions. Wildfires are scary and serious, but you are not alone. If the worst comes to pass and you're in need of fire damage restoration near you, our team is here for you around the clock.

Reach out to our team for help preparing your business for wildfire season in Reno. Call (775) 242-6497 or contact us online.

Wildfire Preparedness Tips for Businesses

When you plan ahead and prepare properly, your commercial property stands the best chance of avoiding damage from the fire, smoke, and ash associated with wildfires. Of course, these sudden and fast-moving natural disasters are unpredictable and can be devastating, even with prior preparation, but these steps can go a long way to preserving the safety of your business's assets and property.

Before fire season:

  • Make sure the Entrance to your property is marked with clearly visible address signage and can be seen from the road.
  • Hang fire-resistant draperies for added window protection.
  • Cover all exterior vents, attics, and eaves with metal mesh screens no larger than 1/4 inch to prevent debris from collecting and to keep sparks out.
  • Make sure water sources such as ponds and hydrants are accessible to the fire department.

During fire season (or ongoing):

  • Keep lawns trimmed, leaves raked, and the roof and rain gutters free from debris.
  • Store flammable materials, liquids, and solvents in metal containers outside your property at least 30 feet away from structures and wooden fences.
  • Remove branches hanging above and around your property.

When a wildfire is active in the vicinity:

  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Close all interior doors and windows to prevent drafts.
  • Shut off gas at the meter. Only a qualified professional can safely turn the gas back on.

If you need assistance creating a wildfire preparedness plan for your business, call ServiceMaster Restoration Services - Reno at (775) 242-6497!