Does Your Business Have an Emergency Readiness Plan?
When an unexpected disaster occurs, whether it be storm damage, water damage, or a fire, many businesses struggle to fully recover in the aftermath. Having a plan in place to be prepared for emergencies can make the difference between surviving a disaster or not. Does your business have an emergency readiness plan?
How businesses are impacted by disasters
Some businesses may never recover following a disaster, having lost too much time, clientele, or inventory during the recovery process. A fire to a business is devastating and can cause it to completely shut down; for many businesses regardless of size, extensive downtime can mean a huge financial impact. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster. However, the ones that do survive usually have a preparedness plan in place.
What is an emergency readiness plan?
While an emergency readiness plan can’t stop a disaster from happening, it can help a business be ready to handle a disaster during the event and be better prepared to recover after a disaster. One-way SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine helps local commercial facilities be prepared is with the ERP profile. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage
- A no-cost assessment of your facility.
- A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
- Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
- Identification of the lone of command for authorizing work to begin.
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
Contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine to get your St. Johns County business ready
SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is well-versed in disaster recovery and remediation. If you want to better prepare your business for any unexpected disaster, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine to learn more. You can also read more about SERVPRO’s ERP to understand how it can help prepare you for any emergency and offers helpful tips and best practices. Already experienced an unexpected disaster and need help? Call SERVPRO 24/7/365 at 904-429-4457. We’re faster to any disaster and can help you recover and get back to business in no time!