Florida facility managers got a lucky reprieve from Tropical Storm 3 this week. MaintenX wants all businesses to be ready when the next major storm hits.
TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) July 24, 2019
States along the Atlantic Ocean escaped a major storm this week when Tropical Storm 3 dissipated before striking Florida’s east coast. Just eight weeks into the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, there have already been two named storms. The MaintenX Disaster Recovery and Rapid Response Team knows that even unnamed storms can cause major damage to facilities, and wants facility managers to be prepared for any extreme weather that comes their way.
As one of the nation’s largest facility maintenance companies, MaintenX is proud to provide best-in-class disaster response from curb to roof and coast to coast. However, MaintenX knows a major component of successfully recovering from an expected storm is preparation.
This past spring, Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development, wrote about the hurricane preparedness lessons MaintenX learned during the extreme 2018 hurricane season within the May/April issue of the Facilitator, the official publication of the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA).
“We’re so used to all the stores being open and stocked, the power being on, and the roads being accessible. After an extreme storm, none of those things are a guarantee,” Schaphorst said. “Planning ahead for shelter, food, and water for your staff, establishing your first responders and emergency vendors, and taking proactive steps to secure at-risk locations will all help facilities return to business-as-usual quickly and efficiently.”
Extreme winds and rains aren’t the only threat to facilities in the path of Atlantic hurricanes. Businesses can also be impacted by unexpected events like tornadoes, fires, or floods. The desire to help as many clients as possible, as quickly as possible, is why MaintenX has invested over $1 million in emergency response equipment. Their fleet of commercial generators, sandbaggers, and fueling trucks is ready to support customers through any storm.
MaintenX’s skilled technicians can also help facility managers examine and prepare before a storm is on the horizon. From roof inspections and repair to electrical improvements and plumbing enhancements, MaintenX has businesses covered. In the days before a storm’s landfall, technicians can sandbag doorways and board up windows to reduce damage from water and flying debris. However, having the right supplies and manpower takes planning.
“Don’t wait to start making your extreme weather plan,” said Schaphorst.
To learn more about MaintenX and variety of services they provide, visit http://www.maintenx.com.
ABOUT MAINTENX INTERNATIONAL:
MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.
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