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Steps to Take After Suffering a Business Disaster | SERVPRO of Sumter

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

business man in office talking to female SERVPRO rep SERVPRO of Sumter is here for your business every step of the way, from ERPs to disaster recovery.

Disaster situations can cause serious damage to your business in a really short amount of time. One minute you are sitting at your desk working on the next month’s schedule or budget—and the next, you are running for a fire extinguisher or scrambling to find your water shut-off valve.

Once the situation is under control, you have some quick decisions to make in order to minimize the disruption to your staff and to keep moving forward in a positive direction. SERVPRO of Sumter is here to help every step of the way when it comes to your entire restoration.

Preparation Tips

While we can’t always prevent disaster situations or know when they are coming, having a reliable plan for various disasters is always recommended. If your staff know where to go and what to do ahead of an emergency, you can rest assured that everyone will react according to plan.

The first step is to develop a reliable communication strategy. Make sure everyone on your staff is connected via email or text and then designate a chain of command for who is in charge of what when disaster strikes.

In addition, you should all walk through your building to get a proper lay of the land. Locate your fire extinguishers, water shut-off valves and emergency exits so that everyone can pitch in if needed.

Finally, make sure your staff know where to go and what to do after the disaster situation is under control. If your business is set up for remote work, send off your employees with the equipment they need. If you must be in person, you should already have a backup location in mind that they can set up shop in the interim.

Recovering With the Confidence of SERVPRO®

When you have a plan in place, you can assume that your business is already on the path to recovery. We can help make sure this happens! Our team will arrive quickly and get started on your restoration as soon as possible.

Our team will be in charge of your physical recovery, so it will be your job to make sure your employees and customers are being taken care of. Answer questions, do your best to reassure everyone about the restoration process and share potential reopening dates so everyone knows what to expect in the coming days or weeks.

We also want you to keep an open mind throughout this process! While you might have to be displaced for a short time, we can also work with you to find ways for you to operate while we are in your space. Accepting that this is only temporary can help you stay motivated to work through the frustrations.

Planning ahead can go a long way to protecting your business, and our restoration team is here to help you recover from any damage you do suffer. Let us help you back open for business faster.

Has your business experienced a disaster, or do you want help building an emergency plan? Contact us to find everything you need.

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