An Emergency Ready Profile: Don't wait!
Owning a business comes with a bevy of responsibilities, one of which being the most obvious— keeping the doors open. Did you know that as many as 50% of businesses close following a disaster? The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now!
Emergency Readiness Plan. Having a plan in place for your commercial property serves as an “insurance policy” for your peace of mind, at worst, which allows the opportunity to develop trust with your clients. At best, this plan will save you from an even greater problem that can occur if the situation is not met with urgency.
Emergency Response. Recently, a commercial property experienced a water loss from the supply line to a refrigerator overnight in its building. To his surprise, one of the building’s maintenance workers reported to work to discover what had taken place throughout the night. Once he notified the property manager, she referred to her Emergency Readiness Plan that was already in place, thankfully. Within a few minutes, she was able to make a phone call, and our team at SERVPRO of Decatur was there, with boots on the ground, in less than 45 minutes from the call.
Implementing the Plan. As you can see—having a plan in place is a crucial part to the process. It is the difference between confusion and chaos vs. clarity and peace of mind. Equally as important as having an Emergency Readiness Plan in place is having a company who is reliable and ready to respond 24/7. Once SERVPRO of Decatur’s Dispatcher notified our Priority Response Manager of the situation, he was able to immediately contact the property manager while in route to the location to ensure the water had been turned off at the proper shut-off valve. Thankfully, the plan was already in place and this property manager was able to proactively prevent a much larger situation from happening, such as multiple floors experiencing water intrusion from the loss’s origin.
Relying on Your Partner with the Plan. Getting your business back up and running is crucial, and as your Emergency Response partner at SERVPRO of Decatur, it is of utmost importance to us that your “returning to business as usual” happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because of the readiness plan in place coupled with SERVPRO’s unmatched response time, the entire floor that was affected from the water loss in this example was able to be fully dried in 3 days. Call SERVPRO of Decatur today to schedule a cost-free visit to put a plan in place, specific to your place of business, so that you can confidently deal with these type of unexpected events— (404) 378-9998.