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Hurricane Irma Warehouse Prep

Posted by The Ruthvens on September 7, 2017

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, here are a few tips to prepare your warehouse:

  • If there is anything outside move it inside such as trash cans, furniture, pallets, debris, etc. if possible. If not, make sure it is secure.
  • Secure dumpster lids to remain closed.
  • Close and lock all overhead and personnel doors.
  • Unplug all electrical equipment and appliances, except for refrigeration.
  • Move equipment or furniture away from windows, overhead vents and skylights to avoid water damage.
  • If you have a truck that you will be leaving in the parking lot, move it in front of an overhead door, to provide extra protection.
  • Close the ridge vents on the roof to prevent blowing rain from coming in the building.
  • Before leaving the property, recheck the securing of all outdoor objects.

As soon as conditions are safe, we will be out surveying damage and will have crews on stand-by.  If you have damage to your warehouse, call us at 863-686-3173 or the cell phone numbers listed below. We will be answering calls 24 hours.

Most of all stay safe!

Primary contact for damage:
Joe L. Ruthven    863-581-4638

Secondary contacts for damage:
Greg Ruthven     863-581-4639
Matt Ruthven      863-581-4637

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