How Much Emergency Planning Should Your Business Do?
Business owners, regardless of company size, have a lot to worry about while running a business. How to handle an emergency should not be one of those concerns yet not having a plan at all can result in profound consequences. Learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) and see how your business can be better prepared.
What is the SERVPRO ERP?
Not all calamities can be prevented, which means it is essential to have an emergency plan set just in case an unexpected event occurs. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan works to prevent situations from escalating and becoming more costly and negatively impacting your business. The app, designed for commercial use, is marketed toward property and risk managers, and towards business owners as well. The SERVPRO ERP works on the principle that the more you know what to do and what to expect in advance of any kind of emergency the more likely you’ll get timely mitigation and can help minimize how water, storm, and fire damage can affect your business. The SERVPRO 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.
While some of these activities you can do on your own, having a professional implement a comprehensive plan is always advisable.
Is it necessary for businesses to have a plan?
As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place so it makes sense that your business should too! Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind knowing that you’re prepared to react if disaster strikes. Knowing 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. If you prepare for the future, you will save early for disaster costs. Utilizing tools to prevent damage, to prevent 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.
We help with commercial damage after an event
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.
If you are a small 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.