Be Prepared for Any Disaster That Can Impact Your Business
September is National Preparedness Month, and business owners should take note. While no one expects a disaster in their place of business, it can happen for a number of reasons, so it’s important to be prepared.
Planning for unforeseen disasters
Business owners know that the unexpected will eventually happen, even if the event is minor. Putting business emergency plans in place is key to navigating disastrous events, such as flooding from a broken pipe, mold, vandalism, or fires. Being prepared for downtime, lost revenue, and other negative effects can make or break a business. The more you are prepared, the faster you can recover.
While some issues are unavoidable, having a strong understanding of potential risks, what they may mean to your business, and how to bounce back is necessary to prevent substantial loss from occurring. Every business is different and may face different issues that could result in an interruption or complete shutdown. Along with potential environmental problems, such as flooding, other factors also need to be considered such as fire, vandalism, or arson. Once the risks are known, it is easier to figure out which situations may be preventable or at least mitigated. Analyzing the risks includes knowing their costs. Factors that come into play include lost revenue, expenses for property loss and repairs, and possible penalties if you are liable for the damage experienced. Insurance is easy to forget about until it is needed. If significant damage occurs, it’s important to know who to call for help.
What to do if disaster strikes your business
Even with all the planning, disasters can strike businesses of any size. With a disaster plan in place, facing emergencies will be a little more manageable for business owners. The plan to minimize losses does require immediate action to get the situation under control. Once you file a claim, contacting a damage mitigation and restoration company is the next step. Along with finding the source of the problem, the remediation process should be started as soon as possible. Calling in trained disaster professionals like SERVPRO of Central Phoenix can help the recovery process happen quicker and go more smoothly.
Call SERVPRO for your business recovery needs
Running a business of any size comes with many unknowns but knowing how to deal with a loss doesn’t have to be one of them. Creating a solid plan of action and knowing the possible risks may help minimize claim losses and get your business back to operating "Like it never even happened." If your business experiences a disaster, contact SERVPRO of Central Phoenix immediately to get the recovery process started and your business back on track. We can be reached 24/7 at 602-386-4268.