Fire Damage and your Commercial Property
When fire damages break out in a business, there are several factors to consider when looking for help. Not only do you have to deal with the destruction of the structure but the contents inside and your business interruption. The delay after fire damage can cost a business as much as the actual damage itself. You want to make sure that delay is as short as possible so your employees and customers can get back to business as usual.
One way to do that is to look into your policy on business interruption. You want to make sure this is steady so all of your numbers do not fall while the fire is being cleaned and your building is being put back together.
Another plan to have in place is a contingency space. Do you have another building or space where you can relocate your business for a while after the fire? If the answer is no, you may want to look into this before an emergency occurs, so your team is ready to work.
One way you can ensure a faster process is by having a company that is ready when you are so that the repairs can go as quickly as possible. One way to create the scenario is by having one team do all of the work. Companies like SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties can do the mitigation from sprinklers, fire damage cleanup and our construction team can come in to do repairs. Keeping this process in one pair of hands makes it go more smoothly and efficiently.
A special side tip is to have an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). Our team can create an ERP for your business with pertinent contact information, emergency numbers, photos, water shut-off information, and more. There is no more tool more valuable than to have all of this information in one place and as easily accessible as an app when there is an emergency. Consider one for your office before disaster strikes your business.