Get Ready with an Emergency Plan!
Part of the success of any business is its ability to run smoothly on a daily operation. Unfortunately, few things can sabotage a business for a lengthy amount of time like water or flood damage. The initial damage is bad enough, but the long term effects can end up costing businesses money.
Consequently, it becomes important for businesses and their owners to be properly prepared for disasters such as water or fire damage. Statistics show that the faster a company responds to a disaster, the less amount of consequences it has to their business. Both socially and financially.
roper preparation starts with knowing where the problems are most likely to occur. This can include knowing where the gas and water supply lines are that service the building. In addition, it is important to know how to cut off the water supply at the source to prevent additional damage. SERVPRO has identified top key factors that help in times of a disaster.
Therefore, we provide a service to all commercial accounts in our area. This free service is called an Emergency Response Plan or ERP. Our marketing team is able to identify a potential disaster and help make a plan prior to something happening. That way if the worst scenario every happens, you have already thought of steps to help alleviate the problems.
For example, we will find your gas and water valves and tag them for you. That way you know where to turn the source off. In addition, we will meet with you to find your important contact information. Some of the information we will gather is your insurance provider, key HR personnel, and decision makers for your company. We will also provide your local fire/police/hospital information in time of need.
Other topics that will be addressed is your electric panel, elevator access, and where you would like emergency vehicles to park.
This information will be compiled and given to you, both on paper and electronically, to disperse to your staff.
ERP's are helpful, thought provoking and also free!
Should your business like to have an ERP on your property, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400. We would love to meet with you to discuss your water, fire, or mold damage needs!