Types of Disasters Hotels Might Face
No matter where your hotel is, you are never completely safe from natural
disasters. Floods, landslides, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and
earthquakes are just a few examples of natural disasters that can cause
damage to your property. However, natural disasters are not the only thing
to worry about. Many other disasters can cause untold damage to your
property that are not naturally occurring. Some other examples of
1. PTAC Rooms – Air conditioners are known to cause water damage
2.Burst Pipes/Faulty Equipment
-The plumbing systems in hotels need
to be reliable and maintained since it services guests 24/7. A burst pipe
can wreak havoc on your property and cost a fortune in repairs. To ensure
your property does not sustain considerable water damage, have your
plumbing looked at regularly to check for any faulty equipment or leaks.
3.Moisture Problems – If equipment is stored in a moist basement or crawlspace of a hotel, the moisture can cause severe water damage throughout the property.
4. Sewage Backup – In addition to causing water damage, sewage backup creates a health hazard for you and all guests. The degree of loss to the hotel will depend on the severity of the contamination and exposure, but some flooring materials may be salvaged if the response is timely. Unfortunately in these circumstances, many furnishings and textiles may need to be discarded altogether.
5. Accidents– Unfortunately, accidents cannot always be prevented. Even something like a bathtub overflowing can cause damage to every room below it, so preparedness is important.