I can across this picture on Reddit today of an office getting pounded by water from a pipe burst in the ceiling:
Looking at this picture, I’ll guarantee you this business didn’t expect Niagara Falls to be suddenly pouring through their ceiling on this day.
Which leads me to the topic of insurance.
Insurance is intended to cover sudden and unexpected losses like burst pipes and fires among other things.
I talk to all different types of businesses on a weekly basis about their insurance. From offices to stores, manufacturers to distributors, and everything in between. A common sentiment I get when discussing coverage’s is, “I don’t need that, it’ll never happen to me.”
Let’s hope this business didn’t skimp out on insurance to save money thinking this would never happen to them. Not only is there a major property loss, but what about the downtime and all the intangibles you don’t even think about that result from a loss. What if you’re the business located downstairs?
The point is, a loss can happen to anyone, anytime. Be prepared. Be proactive, not reactive. A loss to this magnitude can put you out of business for good if your don’t have the proper risk management tools in place. Don’t wait to learn the hard way.