Do You Have an Emergency Response Plan in Place?
A common question I ask business owners is, “If there were 6 inches of water on the floor right now, what would you do?” The overwhelming majority respond with, “I have no idea”. To me, this is shocking, but that is because I work for a water damage restoration company so I am constantly reminded of the importance of preparedness. Business owners have a lot on their plates and most of their bandwidth is dedicated to running their company. Emergency response is of course not top of mind until an emergency happens….and then what? Do you have a plan in place to respond to a disaster? According to the latest research, as many as 50% of businesses close following a disaster. The overwhelming majority of businesses that survive had an emergency plan in place. If you own a restaurant and it floods, you cannot be open for dinner service thus resulting in loss of revenue. Having a response plan in place will shorten the amount of time your doors are closed. The same goes for retail, hotels, gyms, and numerous other businesses. SERVPRO of Lexington-Bedford and Waltham/Weston/Watertown/Wayland is offering a complimentary Emergency Ready Plan for businesses in our community. A representative will come out to assess your property and create a profile of your business. This profile will include relevant information like where your water shutoff valve, gas shutoff, and electric shutoff are located. That way your employees can reference it in an emergency situation to limit the amount of time damage can occur. The plan will also compile important contact information such as your insurance company, alarm company, and plumber contact information. Having all of this information on hand will significantly reduce the amount of damage occurring in an emergency situation. This plan can be printed and left at key locations at the property. The plan is also stored in our database that can be accessed via our mobile app so you can access the plan from anywhere and share access with anyone you wish. If you would like an Emergency Ready Plan to be created for your business give us a call to schedule it at 781-861-0500.