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Would Your Business Weather a Natural Disaster? | SERVPRO of Northeast Charlotte

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

clip board with a disaster preparedness checklist and emergency supplies in the background Are you prepared for disaster? SERVPRO of Northeast Charlotte is here for you when disaster strikes!

Natural disasters are often large-scale situations that can cause significant damage in a short amount of time. They can happen at a moment’s notice anywhere across the country! In fact, natural disasters have been increasing in frequency and severity over the last five years, leaving behind more destruction and damage.

Natural disasters can be unpleasant to think about, but they are not the only way a business could be damaged. Manmade accidents or incidents could also derail your business significantly.

While we cannot always control our surroundings, we can prepare for them. Having a reliable plan in place can help you navigate a wide variety of uncertain situations.

Creating the Plan

Since it is simply a fact that more natural disasters have been occurring across the country, preparing for them is vital for the safety of your employees and the livelihood of your business. Knowing what types of storms, fires or flooding situations could occur can help you prepare for what could happen today, tomorrow or a year from now.

Disaster situations can cause extensive physical damage to your building, but it can also lead to serious financial struggles if the damage is large enough. Navigating the insurance world, tackling lost revenue and trying to recover lost wages can be really hard on a business.

Depending on the type of situation, some businesses even have to close in order for the repairs to happen. Some businesses may never even reopen! Knowing what to do and how to react can help stop that from happening.

Using the Plan

In order to avoid all of those aforementioned disaster scenarios, you need an emergency plan! Our SERVPRO® team can help you create an Emergency Ready Plan for your business. This plan outlines all of the steps you need to take during particular emergencies or disasters to help you stay in control of the situation.

We will start by coming out to your business to lay out specific threats that could impact your daily life. We will tailor each plan to your particular business and building based on the kind of work you do and the employees you have. Doing so ensures that every possible scenario is planned and prepared for.

Our team can make suggestions like changing up how you store important documents or organizing go-bags for your employees to grab quickly during an emergency situation. We can also help plan evacuation routes and place fire extinguishers in a strategic area.

We also know how important it is to stay connected during an emergency. We will take the time to lay out specific communication strategies that will help you and your employees exchange important information quickly. Having a chain of command helps your employees stay on task and follow through on what is being asked of them.

Your business deserves to have a robust Emergency Ready Plan, and we are ready to give it to you! We are here to help you avoid disaster, but we are also here to help you overcome it as well.

Ready to create your Emergency Ready Plan for your business? Contact us for your free assessment to start the plan you need.

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