Opening a New Business? Make Emergency Planning Part of Your Strategy
There’s a lot of planning that goes into opening a new business, especially one that will have a physical brick-and-mortar presence. Rent, furnishings, connectivity and so much more need to be in place before you open your doors. Be sure you add emergency planning to that list of must-dos before opening day. Learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) and see how your local business can be better prepared.
What is the SERVPRO ERP?
Not all catastrophes cannot be prevented, which means it is crucial to have an emergency plan set just in case an unexpected event occurs to your business. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan works to prevent situations from escalating, which can save considerable time, money, and headache. The app is designed for commercial use and is marketed toward property and risk managers and business owners. The SERVPRO ERP works on the assertion that the more you know what to do and what to expect in advance of any kind of emergency is key to more timely mitigation can help minimize how water, storm, and fire damage can affect your business. SERVPRO’s ERP includes:
- 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 line of command for authorizing work to begin.
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
Is it necessary for local businesses to have a plan?
Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind for those running a brick-and-mortar business. Knowing that 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 do not necessarily have to be. With preparation in place, you’re more likely to lose less downtime for your business, so neither your employees nor customers suffer if you close your doors. If you prepare for the future, you may save significant disaster costs. Utilizing tools to prevent damage, to prevent the loss, and to prevent losing your business to a disaster, is one of the best ways to ensure the “health” of what you own or manage. So yes, it is necessary to have an emergency plan!
SERVPRO can help with commercial damage
SERVPRO of Phoenix has a highly trained staff to help with any remediation needs you may have! We offer remediation for water, fire, mold, storm damage, and more. We also can help with other situations such as crime scene cleanup or other biohazard issues. In addition, we can help with your everyday commercial cleaning needs.
No one is ever completely prepared for a workplace disaster. If you are a local business owner considering adding SERVPRO’s ERP to your overall business preparedness plan. You can learn more about the program by contacting us at 480-502-2090. Be prepared for any disaster! Let SERVPRO help you protect your tomorrow by planning for an emergency today.