The Benefits of Having a Plan
Would your business know what to do if there was a fire or flood? Many times losses like this happen when you are not around such as a vacation, middle of the night, etc. While you are not there, would your staff or employees know how to stop a broken pipe from causing more damage, would they know who to call?
In many cases the business I speak to does not have a plan in place or it may be part of a plan but not well thought out. I have seen business' take a very long time to get the doors back open and operational and sometimes this loss can cause the business to never re-open to seeing a business with a plan have things in order and doors re-open 4-5 days after a fire. As their clients came back I overheard many say, " you would never know there was a fire here" .
Here are a few things to consider when putting together a plan:
-does your plan cover everything? Some things we think of are common events, wind damage, roof damage, power outage, etc. But have you thought of what to do after a fire, after a flood?
-Do you have things in place to have your building put back together in case of fire or major water loss? Most times we can get things cleaned up rather quickly, but in recent times it seems to take a long time to get things put back together.
- do you have a list of important contacts? This can be a list of who can make decisions on what to do, insurance contacts and emergency contacts and info.
As you think of if your plan is complete or could use some work, call SERVPRO of Mt Pleasant, Clare and Houghton Lake to help assist with this. We have have a template that we can put info, pictures, contacts, etc into an electronic and paper form to have and will help go through the place with staff so everyone knows what to do in case a loss should happen.