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Rebuilding Your Business After a Disaster | SERVPRO of Westfield

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

business man in office talking to female SERVPRO rep SERVPRO of Westfield is here for your business every step of the way, from ERPs to disaster recovery.

Disasters can leave behind damage that affects your home, your office and even your entire neighborhood. After a disaster strikes, you can be left feeling overwhelmed and wondering how to take the next step forward.

Putting our home lives together after a disaster will also be first on the list, but when you own a business, getting back to work is likely just as important. With a plan and our team at SERVPRO of Westfield, you can get back to your regular routine in no time.

Prepare Ahead of Time

In order to get back to work fast after a disaster, you need to have a plan before one can ever strike. When you and your team know what to do before, during and after a flood, fire or storm, you can keep work going with very little interruption.

Communication is one of the most crucial parts of creating a disaster plan. You and your team should be regularly going over your emergency response plan so that it can be enacted simply by saying “go.”

Regularly walk through your building with your employees in order to identify the best escape routes, fire extinguisher location and where the water shut-off valves are. Make sure several people know how to work emergency equipment, and go over the plan to secure your building when a storm is predicted to hit.

In order to get back to work once the major threat is over, ensure your staff knows how and when they are expected to check in. If you are going remote, distribute and check equipment early. If you are utilizing an alternate location, distribute security information and keys in order to eliminate any confusion as work gets started again.

Plan to use several forms of communication in order to keep up with everyone. Some disasters can knock out networks long-term, so be prepared to share information multiple times.

Recover Quickly

When you have enacted a well-rehearsed plan, you can rest a little easier knowing that recovery has begun before you even know the full effect of the disaster. Call our team at SERVPRO® as soon as it is safe, and we will get your physical recovery started right away, day or night.

While work begins on your property, you can start talking to your customers. Share your story across multiple platforms, and be open and honest about your plans to move forward. The more you can communicate with your community, the better.

Throughout recovery, be open and honest with yourself. You will need an open mind and plenty of flexibility in order to get through the disaster smoothly. Adjust your workflow when it is necessary, and remember this isn’t going to last forever.

With a plan and a total restoration team ready to respond the moment you need them, getting your business back on track after a disaster will be simple. Practice for emergencies and communicate well and things will be back to normal faster than you ever thought possible.

Has your business experienced a disaster, or do you want help building an emergency plan? Contact us to find everything you need.

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