How To Prepare Your Business for Bad Weather

Written on: October 25, 2021

Limit the Damage Caused by Hurricanes and Blizzards

business winterizing massachusettsAny business in Massachusetts, along with the rest of the Northeast, understands the importance of preparing for severe storms like hurricanes and blizzards during the fall and winter seasons. Most of us have a lot of experience going toe-to-toe with Mother Nature. We’ve seen everything from ice storms, flash floods, moderate snowstorms that last only a few hours to blinding blizzards that can shut everything down for days.

Here are five reminders to help you to be ready for the worst.

Winterize Your Office Building

It’s always a good idea to get a professional to check your building for anything that can let warm air out and cold air in. Caulking or weatherstripping any cracks or gaps around your building can reduce your heating costs and prevent any storm water from seeping into your building and causing damage.

Confirm Contractor Agreements for Snow and Ice Removal

This is the time to confirm that you have “all your ducks in a row” as far as having a reliable contractor ready to go to remove snow from your property. Obviously, you want snow clearance as soon as possible so your customers (and employees) aren’t impeded from entering your building. And, of course, the last thing your business needs is a liability claim if someone takes a fall and gets injured.

Communicate with Employees and Customers

Stay on top of weather forecasts and make a decision about closing your business or delaying its opening before the storm hits whenever possible. And then let your employees know as soon as possible through a group text, email, etc. At all costs, you want to avoid having your employees trying to navigate unsafe roads. You can also use social media, like your Facebook page, to keep your customers up-to-date about your business hours or potential closures.

Check Safety Devices

Check all of your building’s smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and if applicable, propane gas detectors, to confirm they are all functioning properly.

Invest in a Generator

Get a commercial generator installed on site so your business can keep vital equipment running during a power outage. Broco Energy offers both routine and emergency generator-fuel services. We’ll keep your generator fueled so that you never have to worry about backup power for your facility.

Broco Energy’s Priority 1 Team Is Always On-Call!

Broco Energy is certified for emergency response–including emergency fuel delivery–by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as the Coast Guard. We are also contracted as the emergency fuel provider for the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA).

Taking advantage of partnerships that we have established throughout the country, our Priority 1 emergency-response team can be found on the scene wherever we’re needed, providing immediate emergency fuel deliveries until the trucks we’ve deployed arrive on site.

Qualified to respond to all levels of emergencies, our team is made up of experienced fuel-truck drivers and fuel-logistics coordinators. We can handle extreme weather events and other high-pressure situations, offering critical fuel support when it’s needed most.

Broco Energy’s Priority 1 emergency-response team offers an emergency response to ANYONE.

You can read more about our emergency fuel services and other disaster relief efforts here.

Broco Energy: A Veteran-owned Business

At Broco Energy, we take pride in giving back to people who serve the community. We always want to thank those individuals for their dedication, and we proudly offer ongoing discounts to veterans, firefighters, police officers, senior citizens, municipal workers, emergency medical-service workers (EMS) and teachers.

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