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Is Your Business Prepared?

50%...The percent of businesses that may never reopen after suffering a disaster.

 

    Is your business prepared in case a disaster or emergency situation should occur? Disasters and resulting business interruptions can devastate companies. In fact, as many as 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster never reopen. With the proper planning and proactive restoration, you can be better prepared to survive a disaster should one occur.

     The need and benefit of having a detailed emergency action plan is crucial. A well-developed plan can help mitigate the effects of disasters and help you return to business quickly, saving time, unnecessary frustration and money. Those few minutes and hours immediately following a loss can be significant in determining the amount of time the property will be non-functional. Fast response can mean the difference between restoration and cleaning versus costly replacement resulting from prolonged exposure and secondary damage.

     Developing a solid working contingency plan and networking with reputable vendors to assist you in your time of need are essential in your recovery efforts. Having a reliable company to respond immediately and begin emergency procedures is a critical part of any contingency plan. As part of a Franchise System, SERVPRO® of Perry Hall/White Marsh has access to over 10,000 quality teammates with thousands of pieces of commercial equipment and service vehicles that can typically respond to a crisis within hours.

     SERVPRO® of Perry Hall/White Marsh can provide you a free emergency preparedness plan to help minimize interruption, overall costs and tenant inconvenience. Listed below are some of the items that are found in the Emergency Response Profile:

Immediate Response Checklist - An organized and prioritized list of persons who need to be contacted when an emergency occurs, including insurance contacts and emergency service providers.

Building and Grounds Information - Building statistics and key support companies (i.e. security, engineering and elevator).

Content Information – Inventories of contents and locations of valuable documents, articles and other important items. This also includes machinery and office equipment inventory lists and information as well as vital documents and records.

     As a free service to you, we will catalog all of this important information into a customized Emergency Response Profile for your property. Call us today at 410-529-1664 for a straight, no-nonsense discussion on how to get your facility back up and running following an adverse situation.

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