Is Your Team Prepared for Hail Season?

Ready, Set, Prep

While predicting inclement weather can sometimes be a guessing game, a property manager’s effectiveness in preparation should not be. HailFlash® can aid teams in what they cannot control after a hail event, but what are some steps they can take to be proactive before the storm? It is best to err on the side of caution rather than face the consequences later.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as property managers and their teams prepare for hail season:

  1. Take Inventory of the Property Before the Storm
    1. If inclement weather is forecasted for later in the week, it is prudent to document the current state of an asset beforehand. Whether any damage is noticeable now or not, it will be helpful to know for comparison after the storm. If it is feasible, take photos of as many areas of the property as possible beforehand, as they will be advantageous to have on hand when filing with insurance.

  2. Review the Insurance Policy
    1. It is wise to be well-read on the company’s insurance policy and be up to date on the coverages and exclusions. This can help a team be more proactive once the storm has taken place. It is also helpful to have a conversation with an insurance agent beforehand, so processes can be streamlined should the need arise.

  3. Manage the Surrounding Area
    1. There can be multiple avenues for damage to occur at a property during a storm. Check to make sure the building is not going to be collateral damage of a falling tree or another environmental impact. If possible, conduct due diligence to get as much of it cleared away beforehand.

After the storm occurs, it is prudent to also understand how to conduct a comprehensive inspection. View HailAlerts®’ full inspection training video here. Password is hail200. Don’t underestimate the destructive power of a hailstorm. Hail damage can be costly and disruptive to a business, but proactive planning can help protect your assets against severe weather.