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Preparing Your Commercial Business for Storms

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

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When severe weather is in the forecast, we worry about our kids going to school, our pets at home, making it to the grocery store and if we will leave work early. We are in such a rush to get things done and back home that we sometimes forget our place of business. Preparing your place of business for severe weather should be just as important as your residential home. If you are not prepared and your business gets hit hard by downpours, electricity failure, and wind damage it can be a large loss. Without prior planning and employee communication the financial loss to your business could be devastating.  Keeping your business running is our goal, and if storm damage has occurred you want to work quickly to get it restored. The sooner mitigation starts the sooner your doors are opened for your customers. The longer your business sets in damage the more money it is going to cost in repairs.

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is your local mitigation franchise specializing in storm damage. We have highly trained technicians available 24/7 for your commercial emergency needs. Heavy rain fall causes flooding and we are equipped to extract and start drying out your business before more damage is done. We offer move out of contents and store in our warehouse for proper cleaning and drying. Our office personal works directly with your insurance agent and adjuster to ensure all documents for your claim are submitted in a timely manner. You as a business owner can focus on your business while we manage the rest. Our goal is to get your doors back open to the public and business running as if it never happened.

There are five essential things you can do for your business before severe weather strikes. Listed below are tips to get your commercial business prepared for an emergency:

  1. Prepare and Plan. Make sure you have an emergency plan that each employee fully understands. They each need to know what steps to take in case of an emergency or business closure for repairs.
  2. Make sure your employees have a list of contacts with working phone numbers. Each employee will need to be able to communicate with each other. It is important to keep your clientele informed.
  3. Make sure you have emergency items stored at your office in case employees become stranded for a time. Have a first aid kit, flashlights, drinking water, extra batteries, and food items.
  4. Baking up your data is very important in keeping your business running in case you need to access files away from the office. Be sure to save data to an external device as a backup.
  5. Having a backup power source as a generator can be very beneficial when keeping your business functioning.

Make SERVPRO of the Quad Cities part of your plan during or after any storm damage. We are here to mitigate and get you back in business!

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