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The Importance of Planning for Disasters At Your Business | SERVPRO of Reno Southwest

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

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

Natural disasters are often overwhelming situations and can leave homes and businesses incredibly compromised and damaged. In fact, the chance that your business will suffer some sort of damage due to a natural disaster is increasing because natural disaster situations have increased over the course of the last five years.

Not only that, but disasters are stronger and more damaging than before, leaving behind significant destruction in their wakes.

Natural disasters aren’t the only thing that could impact your business, however. Manmade accidents or situations caused by your employees could also leave you with serious damage.

In either case, it is important to plan for the unexpected! Knowing what is a possibility can help you navigate the unknown with more confidence.

Why Having an Emergency Plan Is Vital

Due to the fact that natural disasters are stronger and are causing more destruction, having a plan in place can help protect your staff and even save lives. In addition, it can help you prepare your business ahead of the dangers that fires, floods and severe weather can cause to your building.

Disaster situations can damage your property significantly, but they can also cause a huge financial strain on your business. Insurance claims, recovery cost and lost revenue can have a big impact on the future of your business.

Depending on the severity of your situation, your business may even have to close for a time period while the repairs are taking place. That could lead to a permanent closure if you aren’t careful.

How to Create Your Plan

A reliable emergency plan is the key to avoiding extensive damage during a disaster. That’s where a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Plan comes into play! We are here to create a reliable emergency plan for your business that lays out the various threats and what to do about them.

A full assessment of your business will include understanding what kind of work you do and the different threats or scenarios that could occur. For example, a small shop downtown may have a different threat level than a large warehouse in the industrial district that works with dangerous chemicals or heat. We will explain how to prepare before, during and after every disaster scenario that we identify.

We will suggest places to store important documents and electronics for fast and easy access, and we can even help you create evacuation routes so your employees know how to get out of your building safely.

Our team also understands the importance of communication, which is why we take the time to identify a clear chain of command for emergencies. If you have different people in charge of different tasks during an emergency, the chances that your team will respond more smoothly goes up drastically.

Your business deserves to weather any sort of disaster with confidence. Contact us today to learn more about our Emergency Ready Plan and how it can help you plan for the unexpected.

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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