Your Checklist for Recovering From a Fire at Your Business | SERVPRO of East Cobb
Experiencing a fire at your business can be a truly devastating occurrence. Not only do fires put you and your valued staff in harm’s way, but they can also derail your business operations and deliver a financial blow to your budget. While a strategy of prevention is a must for reducing the likelihood that your business will experience a fire, it is also important to be certain you know what to do in the aftermath.
Recovering quickly is an important focus for businesses after a fire. The quicker they are able to recover, the less the impact of the fire will be on their overall operations and profits. By using a checklist such as the one below, you can be sure that you have considered all the necessary elements of recovery and are able to quickly spring into action in a fire’s aftermath.
A Checklist for Business Owners to Prepare to Recover From a Fire
- Do You Have Your Insurance Contact Information - Contacting your business’ insurance provider is one of the first orders of business after a fire, so it is important that you know exactly who to get in touch with. The claims process can often be time-consuming, but the earlier you get it started, the more quickly you can receive the funds you are awarded.
- Do You Know Who You Will Use for Commercial Restoration - Finding the right company to handle the restoration of your commercial space after a fire is a must. Be sure you have a company picked out well before you need to contact them—that way, in the aftermath of a fire, you know exactly who to call. Find a company that utilizes a 24/7 contact line so you can get in touch at any hour to ensure you will always receive a quick response.
- Do You Have a Plan for Data Recovery - Regardless of what line of business you are in, it is likely that your business has quite a bit of data on hand that will need to be accessed in the aftermath. Make sure you think this through in advance and have performed the necessary backups and access tests for your business data so you can get it when you need it the most.
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*If your business or commercial property has suffered a fire, you can depend on SERVPRO of East Cobb. Get in touch with SERVPRO of East Cobb at (770) 424-0400 today or visit www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com to learn more about our commercial restoration services and how we can help your business in the aftermath.