Key Considerations for Your Business’ Disaster Recovery Plan | SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston
Having a disaster impact your business is more than just a minor inconvenience—it is a significant event that can impact your livelihood and even permanently close your business if you are not prepared. Fortunately, through key disaster preparations, you can ensure your recovery is a much smoother process.
While planning for disaster recovery may feel overwhelming, by knowing a few key considerations, you can be more prepared for anything that occurs. It is impossible to predict what type of disaster will occur, but with careful planning, you can be ready for anything at your business.
What to Consider When Preparing for a Disaster
Do you have safety efforts in place? The most important thing to consider when it comes to disaster planning is the safety of you and your staff in the moments before and during a disaster. This means it is smart to plan for key things such as evacuation procedures, emergency supplies and communication plans so you can be certain you are keeping everyone as safe as possible if they are at your business when disaster strikes.
Do you have a restoration team picked out? Starting restoration as quickly as possible after a disaster is key to preventing any secondary damages from occurring due to untreated disaster issues. The faster you can call a restoration company, the better, so it is wise to plan ahead in regard to which company you will trust to get your business back on track. Look for companies that can provide a response at any hour, as well, so you do not have a delay in service.
Do you have a plan for financial recovery? If a disaster is declared in your area, there will be many financial resources available to business owners such as the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program. It is wise to be aware of the financial options available to you so you can apply immediately in the aftermath of a disaster. These funds can be used for all sorts of expenses and are offered at low-interest rates, so they can be of major assistance.
If your business is damaged in a disaster, we are here to help. Contact us at any hour to get a quick response from our team to handle your damages.