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Be Prepared for Spring Storms | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

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Spring has arrived, and we know well that spring in our area can come with the possibility for strong storms. Our spring season often brings cold mornings, warm afternoons and heavy thunderstorms.

The further we get into spring, the more severe storms can become. Tornadoes are not uncommon this time of year either, which means it is crucial to be prepared for anything all season long.

When storms are headed your way, you need to have reliable sources from which to receive weather alerts from. Getting an alert in time to move to safety can save your life, so it is very important to make sure you are staying well informed when the weather is getting strong.

The Power of the Internet

It’s likely that you are never very far away from your cell phone or some other kind of screen, which makes these one of the most common ways to receive weather alerts. There are many apps that will issue weather alerts, and there are Wireless Emergency Alerts that are issued automatically.

When it comes to choosing an app to use for weather alerts, make sure you are choosing a reliable source. Use a local weather station app or stick with something that is nationally recognized in order to get the best information possible. Make sure you have signed up for Rave alerts for the most localized information direct from the office of Emergency Management.

Ideally, you want to have at least two different sources for real-time updates on not just the progress of the storm but also potential shelters so that you can find a place to go as needed.

Non-Electronic Options

While our electronics make our life highly convenient and can be a great way to keep up with real-time news, they also have batteries that can die rather quickly. For that reason, it is important to have a backup alert system that does not require electricity. Even if you have a wireless battery charger, you still only have a slightly prolonged life for your cell phone or other electronics.

If there are weather sirens near your home, familiarize yourself with what they sound like so you can keep an ear out when storms are moving your way. You should also invest in an NOAA weather radio.

Weather radios often require no external source of power. Many of them are powered by a hand-crank or solar power, and they can remain on for a great deal of hours. These are portable, which means they are easy to keep by your side when you need to head to a safe space or evacuate.

Be prepared to keep your weather radio on and at hand even after the storms have moved out since strong storms can come in waves and there may be more danger coming.

Even the most prepared home could still end up damaged when a storm rolls through town. If you ride out a storm only to find damage once it has passed, call us. We are available and ready to respond around the clock so that you can get your home put back together fast.

Serious storms can cause serious property damage. Call SERVPRO® 247 for immediate restoration assistance.

Reopening Your Business After a Disaster Strikes | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

business man in office talking to female SERVPRO rep SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is here for your business every step of the way, from ERPs to disaster recovery.

When a disaster strikes, the damage that is left behind can feel completely overwhelming. Your home, your community and your business can all be affected, leaving you wondering how to even begin recovery.

While getting your life back together at home is crucial, when you are a small business owner or manager, getting work going again is just as essential. With some preparation before a disaster and a team like ours at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties that is ready to respond immediately afterward, you can get your business running in no time.

Prepare Ahead of Time

The best way to recover when a disaster strikes is to have a plan. When your team knows how to prepare before and respond after a storm, fire or flood, you can seamlessly move through the process and keep your workflow going.

Communication is key when it comes to disaster plans. Make your emergency plans part of your regular training program. Your staff needs to know what every step of the process is.

Walk them through the building to ensure they know where water shut-offs are, how to safely exit the building from different areas and where fire extinguishers are located. Create assignments for staff members in order to secure your building when a storm is predicted.

Once the threat of disaster has moved out, make sure your employees know how to get back to work. If you are able to work remotely, ensure staffers know how to access any secure networks and have the proper equipment.

If an alternate location will be in use while your main space is restored, your crew should know when and where to report to. Keep in mind that some networks may be down long-term after a disaster, so plan to have multiple ways in which to communicate with your team.

Recover Quickly

With a plan, you can rest assured that your business is on the path to recovery before you even understand how much damage has been done. Make sure contacting SERVPRO® is part of your plan, so that the moment the threat is over restoration on your building can begin.

While our professional team begins to rebuild your physical location, let your customers know how you will keep work going for them. Communicate via multiple sources how you will fulfill orders or when a projected reopening date is. Keep your customers updated throughout the process, too. The more communication, the better.

Keep an open mind throughout your recovery. While we will dry out, sanitize or rebuild, be willing to shift how you operate. You may need to scale back for a while or adjust your offerings. Accepting your new normal will help you push forward and get back to the thriving business you have always known.

Plan ahead in order to best respond after a disaster strikes. Practice your emergency response plan regularly so that you can move through it with ease. Communicate well with your team and your customers—you will be back to work in no time after any kind of disaster.

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

One Team, Multiple Kinds of Damage | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

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We have all heard the saying “when it rains it pours” one too many times. As far as cliches go, that one holds particularly true, especially when it comes to dealing with damage left behind after a disaster.

Whether Mother Nature dealt a huge blow to the community or one of your appliances sprung a leak and flooded your kitchen, one kind of damage will almost always lead to another.

That is why having a team like ours at SERVPRO® is important. With one call, we can handle every step of your restoration, even with multiple kinds of damage.

The Impact of Disasters

The toll that a disaster can take on your home and your community can be pretty overwhelming. Even when you have time to prepare, weather can be unpredictable and can hit with more force or bring damage you could have never anticipated. Manmade disasters can be just as devastating, especially when they catch you completely off-guard.

Heavy rains can lead to flooding, which can lead to mold growth. High winds can leave you dealing with power outages and debris or other damage to your roof. A fire can leave your home with smoke, soot, structural damage, water damage and lingering odors.

Disasters will always be a “when it rains it pours” situation due to the compounding damage that can set in. And the longer one type of damage sticks around, the quicker other kinds of damage will begin to appear.

While the physical toll of any kind of disaster is great, so is the mental toll. You deserve to get life back to as it should be quickly, which is why you deserve a team that can handle all your repairs.

A Single Team, Total Restoration

Timing will always matter when it comes to any kind of disaster, which is why our professional team is available to take your call 247, 365 days a year. From the moment you call us, your restoration begins. With our resources, we can put together a team and have them dispatched to your property fast.

Our certified experts are highly trained in handling a wide variety of disasters. Not only do we make sure our team is well-trained, certified and available, we also have experienced years of natural and manmade disasters here at home. Our office is locally owned and operated, which means that our experience is also local. We have cleaned up many of the homes and offices right here at home, and we understand how important this community is.

When your roof is damaged in a storm, we can tarp it as soon as it is safe to do so in order to prevent additional damage. If you experience a flood, we will remove standing water while working to dry out soft goods and save as much of your personal belongings as possible.

We can rebuild entire sections of your home when they have been damaged beyond repair as well. Whatever it takes to get your life back to normal, we’ve got it covered.

Total restoration means that our crew is with you from start to finish. We never walk away from a project until you are completely satisfied. If you still smell lingering odors after mold has taken over or a fire left things charred, we will keep working until your house smells like home again.

With highly trained staff, industry-leading equipment and around-the-clock availability, we are the only call you will have to make when all that raining and pouring starts. Sunny days are right around the corner, and we are here to make sure you get to enjoy every minute of them!

Have you experienced a disaster and need restorations? Make one call to our office to start recovery fast.

Preparing for Water Damage Inside and Out | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

1/24/2024 (Permalink)

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Just picture hanging out at home and enjoying a little peace and quiet…and then you spot a growing puddle coming from the kitchen. Or you step off the last stair into the basement, into ankle-deep water. 

There are so many risks to our homes, both internal and external. While Mother Nature sometimes gives us plenty of warning before literally raining down her fury, some disasters can strike without any notice at all. 

Preparing for water damage in your home is the best way to mitigate as much losses as possible and keep your home safe. And the good news is that with a few simple steps you can keep your home prepared year round from water damage inside and out. 

Natural Disasters

We live on the Mississippi, so flooding is something we all have to be very cognizant of. We have seen the banks of the river swell many times, and understand what it means when heavy rains are forecast. 

To keep your home safe, get familiar with your specific risks. Has your area seen extensive flooding in the past, or is your home in a direct flood path? Take note of how your yard drains during a rain storm as well, and add sloping where necessary. Organic materials in your yard or a rain garden can also help increase absorption and drainage as well. 

Keep some home maintenance on your regular to-do list to make sure your home stays safe when flooding is predicted. Your gutters should be cleaned often, and downspouts should be clear of debris. Install a sump pump in your basement or crawl space to keep your basement dry, and make sure your foundation is fully sealed and free from cracks. Seal doors and windows well too. 

Store important documents in a waterproof container on an upper level of your home. Make sure your emergency plan includes contact information and a place for your family to meet together in the event of an evacuation. 

Internal Incidents

Being prepared for natural disasters is crucial for your safety, but not all water incidents are going to come from outside the home. We use a lot of water in our daily lives, and all of the water leaves our home vulnerable to plumbing or appliance failures. 

Just like preparing your home for a natural disaster, preparing for unpredictable accidents can be done with simple home maintenance. Keep a close eye on the areas of your home most prone to water damage, like bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. 

Check under sinks often for signs of leaks. Watch for moisture, mold or musty odors which are all indicators that there is an issue. Pull out your dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine every few months. Clean under and behind them while checking for puddles, mold growth or soft spots in the floor. Look at their water lines and check for signs of aging. Even a hole the size a pinhead can result in massive damage when not caught early. 

The more you do on a regular basis to protect your home from water damage, the fewer your losses will be. Even when the unpredictable happens, a prepared home can be restored quickly, especially when you call us right away. We are ready 24/7 to start drying out any water in your home, regardless of the source. 

Do you have water damage in your home? Contact us and get things put back together.

Staying Fire-Safe in the Winter | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

1/16/2024 (Permalink)

brick chimney with lit fire logs Fire safety is a top priority for us at SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties this winter. Keep your home safe with these helpful tips!

It’s the coziest time of the year! Even if you hate the winter season, you have to admit that curling up with a fuzzy blanket and a calming fire is a pretty nice scene. It may be a nice scene, but fireplaces and space heaters come with their own dangers.

During the cold months, the number of house fires goes up drastically. Many of the fires that start come from accidents that are easy to prevent. That’s good news—by taking some simple actions, you can enjoy your fuzzy socks, fuzzy blankets and all other things fuzzy without worry.

Addressing Your Fireplace

Fireplaces in the home are a great source of alternate heat when the power goes out, but without proper care, things can get pretty dangerous. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, ashes and other debris should be cleared out after every fire. Your chimney should be cleaned and inspected by a professional every year regardless of what your heat source is.

Don’t have decorations on your mantle, and avoid putting anything flammable near the fireplace. You should have a smoke detector in the room with your fireplace, and if your fireplace is gas, you should also have a carbon monoxide detector. Keep everything clean around the fireplace to avoid the chance of a spark burning dust. It is a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher not far from your fireplace as well.

Space Heater Safety

Space heaters are a great way to warm up a room, especially in early or late winter when the temperature tends to swing widely from hot to warm in a day. Space heaters cause nearly 1,700 house fires every year, all of them from malfunction or improper use.

Make sure your space heater is always on a flat surface and has a clear space to run. Check the cord before plugging it in to ensure everything is in good shape, and always plug your space heater directly into a wall outlet.

Tell the kids to stay clear of the heater, and make sure your four-legged friends also do the same. Even if you want the heater right next to you, running the heater near curtains, the couch or any other soft materials can be hazardous. Another great way to stay safe is to add a blanket to your bed for cold nights instead of running a space heater.

Suggested Safety Features for Your Space Heater

Many space heaters on the market today come with a number of safety features, but there are a few you will want to make sure anything you run in your home always has. This could mean replacing your current heaters, especially if they are more than five years old.

Only make space heater purchases from a manufacturer that is both reliable and certified. Do your research to make sure they put their items through rigorous safety testing before they put them on the market. Any space heater you own should have an automatic shutoff feature that turns off the heating elements if it is tipped over. Space heaters should also have a feature that either acts as a thermostat, preventing overheating, or automatically shuts off after a number of hours running.

Cords on space heaters should be pretty heavy duty and at least six feet long. You should never plug your space heater into an extension cord, so make sure you are purchasing one with a long enough cord to be plugged directly into the wall.

Never leave a space heater unattended. With these safety tips, you can keep your home the exact temperature you want it to be while you stay comfy. If you do experience a fire, you can rely on SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties to put your home back together fast, day or night.

A quick fire damage restoration is just a phone call away. Call SERVPRO® for immediate assistance.

Moisture Hiding in Your Home | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

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Water does a lot for our homes. Just think about how many times a day you run your dishwasher or wash a load of laundry. Even if it is just hosing down the dog (or the kids) after a particularly muddy romp, having simple access to water is really a blessing.

It is a blessing when we need it, but water can also create total chaos in our lives. Mother Nature might bring us heavy rains, flooding or even the occasional snowstorm that leaves our home wet, or a simple leak can have you uncovering water that has seeped through floorboards and walls.

Getting to know the top places that moisture likes to hide in your home is the best way to find and correct issues before damage becomes extreme.

Under Your Sinks

Sinks are one of the top places that leaks can be hiding out. With so many water lines under one sink, it can be hard to catch small leaks that could be causing big damages. Start looking under your sinks in your kitchen and bathrooms at least once a week.

Check the water lines by running your hands all along them to feel for moisture. Make sure all of the connecting points are tight, and replace anything that has corroded. Run water while you hold a flashlight under your sink to watch for any loose seals so you can correct them fast.

Beneath Appliances

Another common place for water to hide out in your home is under your appliances. We count on our appliances day in and day out, and likely don’t think about how much water is running through them. Dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators with an ice maker or water filter are all susceptible to leaks that might be hard to find.

Pull your appliances away from the wall every few months in order to check the water lines and look for excess moisture that could be an indicator of a leak. A musty odor, mold growth or soft spots in the floor are also signs of a bigger problem. Give everything around them a good clean while you have them pulled out so you can find issues before they cause damage.

Behind Your Walls or Floors

A leak that might be harder to find is one that has seeped behind your walls or under your flooring. While the leak itself may have originated from somewhere else, water moves quickly and can get into the smallest of spaces.

The best way to find water in these spots is by investigating any musty odors. Use your nose, your family members’ noses, the dog’s nose, whatever it takes to identify the strongest smell location in order to start looking for problems.

Around Your Windows and Doors

Condensation around your windows and door can be pretty common, and it is often one of the most-ignored signs that there is too much moisture in your home. While changes in temperature are often the cause, when condensation lingers it can cause damage to the structure of your home.

Any kind of moisture on your windows can seep through cracks or any gaps and down into your walls. Run your hand along window ledges and door frames. If it is moist, it is time to reseal.

If you do find damage from water in your home, don’t let it cause you to panic. Call SERVPRO®, and we will get things restored fast. We can handle anything from a major flood that leaves behind standing water to structural repairs after a leak that hides out too long.

Don’t ignore signs of water damage! Call SERVPRO for a quick restoration.

Why Being Local Will Always Matter | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

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None of us want to imagine a disaster striking—anywhere. Considering what our lives might look like after our homes have been damaged and our community is left struggling is simply a picture we never want to see.

Even when we are most prepared, some natural disasters cannot be stopped and we may experience losses. Manmade disasters are often unpredictable, too, and can create total chaos in our homes.

No matter what happens, the faster we are able to put our lives back together, the better. That is why having a local restoration company will always matter.

Making the Right Choice

Having a damaged home after any kind of disaster is a completely overwhelming situation. It might feel incredibly challenging to make any decisions while you try to navigate your emotions. Fortunately, when you know there is a professional team in your backyard, taking the next steps toward recovery will feel a little easier.

You want to get back to life as normal as fast as possible, which makes choosing the right restoration service very important. A restoration company should have plenty of experience, certifications and training. They should also be able to take your call the moment you need them, regardless of the time or date.

SERVPRO® checks all of those boxes, but our business is also locally owned and operated. That means we are your neighbors, and we understand exactly how important our community is.

We have experienced firsthand both the emotional toll and the physical toll that disasters can have on our area—and we have cleaned up after all of them. Our crew isn’t just interested in getting the work done, we are also interested in putting our town back together.

A History of Experience

While having a friendly face who knows your town can be hugely comforting, SERVPRO comes with the added benefit of having the backing of a national brand. That means that the size of the disaster won’t impact the services we can provide. We can have the right amount of help whenever it is needed.

SERVPRO has been in business since 1967 and has seen rapid growth into the restoration business ever since. Today, there are more than 2,000 locations all around the nation, including ours locally owned and operated right here in Cape.

When you work with SERVPRO, you are working with professionals who have been highly trained and are certified in every applicable area of disaster recovery. Our team is the total package.

Our crew will handle every aspect of recovery from tarping your roof all the way to rebuilding parts of your home. Every SERVPRO employee you interact with has years of training and experience. We also have top-of-the-line equipment, and we consistently update our practices and technology in order to stay ahead of the best ways to put your life back together after any disaster.

With a history of experience and team that understands this community as well as you do, choosing SERVPRO after a disaster is an easy choice. We’ve got your needs covered.

Want to learn more about everything we can do for you? Contact us to be prepared for anything.

Don’t Stand for Standing Water in Your Business | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

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You head into work for the day, unlock the doors and start flipping on lights—only to notice a musty odor. Could there be a water leak somewhere?

This might be an unnerving scenario, but imagine walking into work for the day and suddenly finding yourself ankle deep in standing water. Now it is a true nightmare.

Whether it is from a plumbing failure or a natural disaster, tackling standing water in your business requires fast action. The sooner you can start addressing the problem, the less damage you will have overall. Get to know what to do so you don’t have to stand for standing water in your business.

One Step at a Time

Finding your business flooded, even if it was predicted and you did everything you could to prepare, can be very unnerving. Take a deep breath and follow a few easy steps in order to get things cleaned up quickly and avoid extensive damages or mold growth.

1. Stay safe. Your first priority should always be safety. If you can, find a dry spot to assess the situation. Call SERVPRO® right away, and we will start gathering your information and organizing a team to get to your business. Snap some photos of the damage while you wait for our professionals to arrive.

2. Control the disaster. Fast action is the best way to prevent major losses. Identify the source of the water if you are able. This is the best way to determine what kind of water you are dealing with. Shut off anything that is still spilling out water. If you know the water is coming from an internal source, but you can’t locate the exact leak, use the main water shut-off to cut water to the building.

3. Start the drying process. Because floodwaters can become contaminated and a biohazard quickly, the more you can stay out of them, the better. If you can safely do so, open windows around the flooded area and remove anything in the water’s path.

Work With the Pros

Once our restoration team gets there, water removal will begin immediately. While we start getting the standing water out, we will also complete a total assessment of your building so that we can walk you through what the restoration process will entail. We work directly with your insurance agency as well so that the whole process is as simple as possible.

While we tackle your recovery, you can focus on finding ways to keep business going. If our experts determine the flood was isolated enough, we can close off the section needing repairs so that you can use the rest of the building.

As you handle your crew, our crew will continue the drying process. We make it our goal to save as many of your belongings as possible, and you will be a part of every decision-making process along the way.

Don’t ever stand for standing water. Take quick action and call SERVPRO. We will get you working again in no time.

Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.

The Types of Home Damage | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties right away.

There are a multitude of threats to our homes these days. Volatile weather, potential fires, structural aging…even just the rogue golf ball from the neighbor’s yard can leave you with a broken window and another reason to call your insurance company.

Even with the potential risks we all face each day, we can’t live in a state of worry. Natural disasters are not always predictable, but when you are prepared, you can often ride out even the most unexpected storm with minimal damage.

In order to prepare for them, you have to understand the ways your home can be damaged. When you know the threats you face, you will also understand how easy restoration can be when the team from SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties can handle every aspect of your recovery.

The Biggest Risks

The risks to your home from outside sources will vary according to where you live, but there are some threats everyone should be aware of. Water damage, roof damage and fire are some of the biggest dangers to structures and homes everywhere.

Being on the banks of the Mississippi means that flooding is a very big risk for our neighborhoods. We have seen it overflow many times after heavy rains, tornadoes and even the occasional snow shower. Tornadoes also threaten our homes, particularly in the spring and summer, with winds that could damage roofs or knock trees down.

Water damage can come from a multitude of sources, including internal sources like appliances and external sources like flooding. Your roof is vulnerable in a multitude of ways as well, with issues that could be created from strong winds, heavy rains or just seemingly random incidents like a loose limb falling. The same goes for sources of fire, although most house fires are from manmade problems, both internally and externally.

Compounding Damages

As if it isn’t bad enough to suffer through one threat to your home, when a disaster strikes, it often results in compounded damages. A flood will not only leave your property wet, but it can also lead to mold growth that might affect your foundation.

A fire doesn’t just damage the part of your home that had flames in it—smoke and soot spread to adjoining rooms and can leave walls stained and your whole house with a lingering burning odor. When the fire is extinguished, the surrounding area can be affected by water damage or damage from the chemicals in a fire extinguisher.

Whether your home was damaged in a natural or manmade disaster, it is likely your recovery process will require many steps. Working with our team can make things easier. SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle every part of your unique restoration. We are highly equipped to handle water, wind and fire damage as well as construction, remodeling and mold remediation, meaning no matter what you face, we can help.

When your home takes on floodwater in the basement or rain water through the roof, we will first handle drying up every bit of moisture. This will include odor removal as well, particularly in your softer materials. We can also replace roof beams, seal areas of your home at risk from mold and sanitize the areas that need it.

If your home experiences a fire, we can repair burned areas of your home while cleaning any soot and smoke damage that spreads into rooms unharmed by flames. We can also address the water issues that will arise from the act of putting the flames out. If a part of your home is damaged beyond repair, we can tear it down and rebuild it exactly as you want it.

Working with SERVPRO not only means you have a team that will coordinate repairs with your insurance company, it also means you won’t have to hire multiple contractors. It is our goal to make your process as smooth as possible, and we have the availability, training and tools to do just that.

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.

Why Having an Emergency Plan Matters | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

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Did you know that there has been a significant increase in natural disasters over the last five years? Statistically speaking, natural disasters are not only happening more often, but they have also increased in strength—which means the damage they leave behind is greater than ever.

Statistics aren’t everything, though, right? While that may be true, even if you never experience a natural disaster that leaves your business damaged, there is still the potential for a manmade problem to come along and derail your workflow.

Considering the ways your business might be affected by a disaster can be scary, but it is crucial to stay ahead of your risks. When you have a plan, you can rest a little easier knowing that no matter what comes your way you are prepared.

The Importance of a Plan

With the frequency of natural disasters steadily increasing each year, creating a plan can save lives and even mitigate some of the extreme damage your business might endure. When you take the time to better understand the threats that could happen, you can take action ahead of them to stop potential flooding, wind or fire damage.

Natural or manmade disasters not only create physical damage to your property, but they are also one of the most financially challenging situations any business can face. Creating a plan can not only ensure your team is safe during a storm—it also can mean your finances are protected afterward.

Planning ahead of time also means you can get back to work faster after a disaster strikes. A large majority of businesses that experience damage that forces them to shut down never reopen. When you have a contingency plan, you can start immediately and you can keep your business going even without a physical location to work from.

An Emergency Ready Plan

SERVPRO® has the perfect solution for keeping every business prepared for disasters. Our Emergency Ready Plan can be curated for your exact needs, which means that you have a personalized plan that will start the moment you need it.

When you are ready to start building your plan, our team will assess your business in order to lay out the best possible route of action that will protect you and your team. We can help walk you through what to do before a disaster, during a disaster and afterward.

Ahead of a disaster, your plan can include steps your team should take. This might include packing up important paperwork or ensuring their electronics are ready to work remotely. It could also include how to prepare your building when a storm is headed your way. With a plan, everyone can take action the moment you say “go” because they will know exactly what to do.

Our Emergency Ready Plans will also lay out communication during and after the event. Your team will know the chain of command and who to anticipate directions from. After the disaster strikes, not only will our crew be ready to respond and start the restoration process, but your team will be able to continue working. If your business is unable to operate remotely, we can include alternative work locations so that the moment things are safe, work gets started.

The Emergency Ready Plan is the total package your business needs in order to be ready for anything. With a plan, you can avoid financial losses and prevent a potential business closure. We make your plan what you need—and it comes with our years of experience, backing of a national brand and 247 availability to put everything back together fast.

Ready to create your Emergency Ready Plan for your business? Contact us for your free assessment to start the plan you need.