Do you have a disaster plan for your business? Did you know that 90% of small businesses fail within a year of experiencing a disaster because they couldn’t resume normal operations within five days?
So how would your business fare if you experienced a fire, flood, or another disaster? If you don’t have an emergency plan in place, then it won’t fair well.
The good news is that you can do something about this. This blog is going to help you get started with disaster restoration solutions, so your business is prepared.
The first step in being ready for a disaster is to have a plan in place. This will allow you to respond to the emergency faster. The quicker you have a solution, the faster you’ll be up and running again.
You don’t know what you don’t know. So work with a professional emergency planning company. They can walk you through every step of the planning process.
They’ll point out things you may not have considered. Have them come out and conduct an on-site evaluation. You could even talk to them about becoming a priority client with first response benefits.
If you can’t work out of your current business location, where would you go? Have a plan for an alternative working space. This will allow your employees to remain productive while your original space gets restored.
You should also focus on how you’ll plan to control your original office location. The quicker you stabilize the area, the more damage you prevent.
What if a small electrical fire started in one corner of your store, creating a hole in the roof? You need to have that hole covered, or you’ll have increased damage from the elements getting into your building. Covering the hole and containing the area will reduce your overall repair costs.
Once a disaster happens, you now have to worry about corrosion and mold. Buildings are designed to prevent both of these things when they’re built. But when a disaster happens, their integrity is breached.
It’s imperative that you begin the drying process in the first 24 to 48 hours, or mold will begin to grow. Once these things take hold, you’re in a never-ending and potentially expensive battle. The best thing to do is to prevent them through immediate action.
Sometimes the emergency is bigger than your business. How long could you stay in business if the power was out? You wouldn’t ask your employees to come to work and sit in the dark doing nothing.
Create a plan for providing your business with temporary power should there be an outage. Don’t expect to be able to run out and rent a generator last minute. This will be everyone else’s course of action who didn’t plan ahead.
Instead, work with a disaster restoration service that owns all of their own equipment. This will ensure that there’s a generator ready and waiting for you when the power goes out.
By creating a disaster restoration plan you can ensure your business is one of the 10% that succeed after a disaster.
Our team has three decades of experience when it comes to offering disaster restoration solutions. We’ve seen it all and can help your business create a personalized and effective disaster restoration plan.
Contact our team today and let us help you get back to work quickly after a disaster.