Welcome to 2017 and this year’s first installment of “When Pipes Burst” – a bi-weekly blog regarding commercial property disaster restoration, written by me, Max Lee, the Commercial Account Executive for Paul Davis Restoration of the D.C Metro. Each week we will explore relevant topics and issues confronting commercial property managers, maintenance, and restoration professionals. Although I am in the business of making things dry, this is going to be funny (I hope), so let’s dive right in.
So, I hate to admit it, but I just started watching Game of Thrones…..”Boy O’ BOY” I must have been under a rock. This show is good. “Winter is coming” is the motto of House Stark, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. The meaning behind these words is one of warning and constant vigilance. The Starks being the lords of the North, strive to always be prepared for the coming of winter, which hits their lands the hardest. *http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Winter_is_Coming_ (motto)
So, what does this have to with commercial restoration? If you haven’t read this blog before, let me tell you… it’s everything! There are only 73 days left this winter, and as of right now, the first day of spring is Monday, March 20th. We will have to see what the groundhog does on February 2nd. Is it just me, or has this winter been pretty light? I don’t know, I can’t imagine staying the same for the next 73 days, can you? So, I say again winter is coming.
Well, what does this mean for us commercial property managers, maintenance, and restoration professionals? If things go the way I think, “I must say I’m not a 100% sure, but worst case scenario,” we all may be dealing with different challenges at the same time – bad roads, waterfalls of losses, shortages of personnel, equipment, and vendors. So what can we do? Prepare for the worst, and lean on the lessons we learned from the last polar vortex. Remember that, “Emergency preparedness is a team sport.” – Eric Whitaker. Get your people involved!
“Winter is Coming”
Yesterday’s dusting was annoying however it was a great opportunity to perform a dry run. I know a number of companies that did, did you? Please feel free to leave a comment, question, and HIT the Like button. You have a topic suggestion, let me know.
Remember “When Pipes Burst Call Max First!”