Considerations for Recovering From a Disaster at Your Business | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County
Considerations for Recovering From a Disaster at Your Business | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County - SERVPRO OF NORTH KENOSHA COUNTY Blog
Every business owner understands how crucial it is to plan ahead and be prepared for anything, but for many, these considerations have not yet impacted their disaster recovery efforts. While there is no way to tell when a disaster will strike, planning for recovery is key to preserving your business and ensuring you can reopen your doors even after an emergency. Considering your recovery plan in advance is a great way to make sure you are prepared for anything that comes your way.
Considering the safety of you and your staff is the most important aspect of disaster planning, but once you do that, you can begin thinking through your recovery as well. By being prepared for how to overcome whatever happens, you will be able to execute your recovery plan more quickly and get your doors reopened much faster than if you had not planned ahead.
Disaster Recovery Steps for Business Owners
Contact your providers for insurance and restoration. No two commercial insurance policies are the same, which is why it is so important to make sure you get in touch with your insurance provider quickly after a disaster in order to understand if and how to file a claim. Once you do this, it is wise to get in touch with the company you have chosen for your commercial restoration so you can set that process in motion as well.
Get in touch with customers quickly. Keeping in touch with your customers is easier than ever before thanks to social media, so it is wise to make use of it to give them pertinent details following a disaster. Keeping them aware of changes to operating hours and closures is helpful, as is setting up programs like online ordering or gift card sales so they can still give you support as you work to get back to full operations.
Be aware of what resources are out there for you. After a disaster, many resources are made available to small businesses through the Small Business Administration. Financial assistance for disaster recovery is often easy to qualify for and can be applied to a number of expenses you might incur as you work to get your doors reopened once more.
If your business has been damaged due to a disaster, we’re here to help. Contact us at any hour to report your damage or to learn more about our commercial restoration services.