Chill-Proof Your Business: Essential Winter Prep Tips

According to NOAA, El Niño is forecast to be strong this winter. Some parts of the West, the Gulf Coast, the southern plains, the lower mid-Atlantic, and the southeastern U.S. will likely see a wetter-than-usual winter. The south is likely to be cooler, while the north is likely to be warmer.

Given the extreme weather patterns predicted for this year and from the last few years, we want to share what we’ve learned from handling storm recovery services across the country.


We Can All Learn From Winter Storm Elliott

Last December, Winter Storm Elliott brought dangerous winter weather conditions to the central and eastern parts of the U.S. and led to significant damage for many of our clients.

To get ahead of the storm and avoid the costly damage of cold temperatures, take these proactive measures:

  • Schedule regular inspections to identify vulnerable areas prone to freezing.
  • Insulate vulnerable areas to prevent burst pipes and other damage. Don’t forget your fire suppression lines.
  • Implement supplemental heating solutions, especially in exposed areas like attics, to prevent freezing.
  • Set up a chain of command for after-hours events. Create a call tree including appropriate personnel and vendors, and designate decision makers who will be available to provide input on restoration decisions.
  • Monitor weather forecasts and engage with your disaster recovery services provider prior to the storm to ensure everyone is prepared for potential emergencies.

An additional way to prepare is to set up an Emergency Response Agreement (ERA) with us. Being on standby allows us to mobilize quickly with the equipment and services needed to address weather emergencies. We have added advanced technology and expanded our inventory of generators and heating units to expedite our emergency response to storms like Elliott.

To learn more about winter weather preparedness, check out our blog and contact us today to set up an ERA before winter strikes.

ATI Earns Top Ranking

We proudly announce that Engineering News-Record (ENR) named ATI one of its Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2023. Firms that make ENR’s list are considered among the best in the business. ATI also ranks in the top 10 specialty contractors for abatement and environmental services.

Extended Service in the Keystone State

ATI recently merged with Kress Restoration, a pioneer in the restoration industry in western Pennsylvania. For the last 60 years, Kress has built an excellent reputation for customer service, with a team of 48 certified restorers specializing in fire and water damage. We look forward to serving more clients in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Giving Thanks to Our Clients

At this time of year, we are grateful for many things, including our clients. Thank you for trusting us with your business. It is a privilege to serve you.

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