Busiess Owners Must Have a Disaster Recovery Plan in Place to Limit Loss
In the past few years, disaster has struck Nashville in many different forms. In 2008, a major flood crippled our city and caused residents to rebuild their lives. More recently in 2011, an EF-4 tornado touched down in East Nashville causing widespread destruction throughout the area. These events are happening more frequently than ever before and it's important for business owners to have a plan in place if disaster strikes again. Contacting SERVPRO when these disasters strike is crucial because they will be able to get your company back up and running quickly!
Top Ways to Be Prepared for a Disaster
-Find a safe location to store the company's documents in a waterproof container.
-Create a checklist to be used when disaster strikes. The checklist should include different things such as where to find important documents and maps of the surrounding area.
-Learn how to shut off utilities when disaster strikes. Identify the water valves, gas shut off, and power switches for when disaster strikes.
-Learn how to effectively clean up after a disaster that has struck your business, such as water damage from floods or fire damage from fires that have been put out.
-Utilize an alarm system so you will know when you have been touched by a natural disaster to minimize any further risk of loss.
If your business experiences damage from a disaster, contact SERVPRO so they can help you with the cleanup process. If the natural disaster is water-based, SERVPRO will have to first dry out all of the environment so that any more damage does not occur. The company will come in with clean-up equipment and personnel to help remove any remaining water or moisture for your company to selectively reoccupy the space.
If your business experiences fire damage - not only can the fire damage wreak havoc on a company but the damages from fire are not limited to the actual fire. Smoke can infiltrate nearly any nook or cranny, causing lingering poisons that can persist long after the fire is extinguished. SERVPRO recognizes this and offers a full suite of fire damage solutions for both emergency and post-fire scenarios.
When it comes to fire damage, SERVPRO is your one-stop-shop for all your restoration needs. SERVPRO's fire remediation services include everything from fire damage clean up to complete reconstruction.
It's important to be prepared for disaster. No matter what size disaster, SERVPRO can help. SERVPRO specializes in water, fire, and mold damage clean up, so no matter the type of disaster, they have the expertise to get you back on your feet.
Contact SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville when disaster strikes at (615) 868-5324