SAN FRANCISCO — COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services, marked National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 12-16, by urging businesses to prepare for natural disasters and other water-related emergencies in advance, according to a press release.
"Businesses stand to lose a great deal when natural disasters or building emergencies strike," said Bob Kearn, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of COIT.
"By lining up a disaster restoration partner in advance who can assist with mitigation and restoration, business owners stand the best chance of minimizing the financial impact of any losses," Kearn added.
Flooding is a coast-to-coast threat to the U.S. and its territories throughout the year, with a number of regions across the country experiencing extensive flooding during the spring months, the release stated.
"You think it''s never going to be you, but it''s devastating when it happens," said Larry Weinberg, general manager of Superior Cleaning and Restoration, a COIT Services company.
"Before it does happen, you want to do your homework — figure out who you''re going to hire and get it locked up in advance," Weinberg added.
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