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What to Do When Disaster Strikes | SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

business man in office talking to female SERVPRO rep SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett is here for your business every step of the way, from ERPs to disaster recovery.

A disaster can throw your whole world for a loop. In a matter of seconds, your home, community and business can all be affected, and dealing with the damage left behind can make you feel completely helpless.

When you have endured a disaster, getting your home put back together safely and quickly is essential. As a small business owner, getting things running again at work is likely just as essential. By creating a plan and having a team of experts right around the corner at SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett, you can put disasters behind you quickly.

Prepare Ahead of Time

The best way to get on the road to recovery when a disaster strikes is to plan ahead. When you and your employees know exactly what to do before, during and after a storm, flood or fire, getting back to work will be a breeze.

Communicating the steps of your plan is one of the most important parts of being prepared for anything. Your emergency plan should be practiced regularly, and every staff member should know what to do with little instruction.

Walk through your building once a month to remind yourself and your team where water shut-off valves and fire extinguishers are. Make sure everyone knows the fastest and safest exit routes from different areas of your building. Assign employees particular tasks to handle ahead of predicted disasters in order to best prepare your building.

After the major threat of a disaster is over, make sure your staff knows how they are expected to get back to work. If you are able to work remotely, ensure that secure networks and equipment are prepared. If you are planning on using an alternate location, your employees should know when and how to report for their duties.

The more you can communicate with your team throughout the entire process, the better. Use multiple communication sources, as some disasters can take out networks long-term.

Recover Quickly

Having a solid emergency plan can help you rest a little easier when a disaster does strike. Be sure to contact SERVPRO® the moment it is safe to do so. We will dispatch a crew to your property right away, day or night, in order to start the restoration process.

While we tackle any drying out, rebuilding or other restoration that needs to happen at your physical location, you can start communicating with your customers. It is important to keep everyone informed on how work will proceed, projected reopening dates and how your recovery is progressing. The more you can share your story, the better.

Throughout your recovery, keep an open mind. You will need to be flexible while our team works to get everything put back together. Be willing to take a step back and accept that this is only your normal for a while. You will get back to being a bustling business before you know it.

Make a plan and practice regularly to be ready for any kind of disaster. Share your story with your employees and your community, and things will be back to normal in no time.

Has your business experienced a disaster, or do you want help building an emergency plan? Contact us to find everything you need.

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