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Tackling Your Recovery After a Workplace Disaster | SERVPRO of New Center/Highland Park

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

business man in office talking to female SERVPRO rep SERVPRO of New Center/Highland Park is here for your business every step of the way, from ERPs to disaster recovery.

Planning for disasters is simple part of the job when it comes to being a business owner. While your staff are busy taking care of your daily duties, it is your responsibility to be planning for the big picture things and the unexpected! After all, when disaster strikes, your staff will turn to you for guidance and direction.

Overcoming disaster situations can be really overwhelming, but not when SERVPRO of New Center/Highland Park is ready to help! Our crew will help you overcome any sort of disaster situation that you are faced with.

The Steps for Preparation

The best way to navigate disasters is by having a plan that encompasses multiple different disaster scenarios. If your team knows ahead of time what to do when disaster strikes, you have a better chance of making a quicker recovery or even avoiding catastrophic damage.

Start by outlining your communication strategy and creating a strong chain of command for who will notify the team and who is in charge of what when the situation is developing.

In addition, you should also be communicating where your emergency items and shut-off valves are located. Take a tour of your building and show your team where your fire extinguishers, emergency exits and water pipes and valves are.

Do you know where your employees could and should go after a disaster occurs at your business? Now is the time to figure it out! Set up your team ahead of time to be able to work remotely if possible, or have a backup location scouted out that you can move to in the meantime if in-person work is necessary.

The Recovery

Having a plan in place will set you up for long-term success, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will escape without any sort of damage to your property. That’s where we come in! Our restoration team will respond quickly and will help you rebuild and restore your building.

We are a full-service restoration company, which means we can handle your entire recovery no matter what kind of damage you have experienced. While we are working, you can focus on your staff and customers to keep them informed throughout the process. The more communication, the better!

In certain situations, it may even be possible to work in your space while we are cleaning and rebuilding your property. If you keep an open mind and are able to be flexible temporarily, we can work together to help you recover with minimal disruption.

The key to success lies in a good plan, and the key to a complete recovery lies in SERVPRO®. Give us a call day or night and we will make sure that your property is restored so you can get back to business as usual.

Has your business experienced a disaster, or do you want help building an emergency plan? Contact us to find everything you need.

Why Creating an Emergency Plan for Your Business Matters

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

clip board with a disaster preparedness checklist and emergency supplies in the background Are you prepared for disaster? SERVPRO is here for you when disaster strikes!

We hate to think about it, but any business in the Highland Park area could suffer damage at any time. Natural disasters are occurring more frequently and have become stronger in the last five years, leaving behind significantly more damage in their wake.

Not only that, but manmade disasters and accidents can cause just as much damage. It can be overwhelming to be a business owner these days!

While preventing damage to your business isn’t entirely possible, it is possible to prepare for as many different scenarios as possible.

Why Having an Emergency Plan Can Save Your Business

Since it is simply a fact that natural disasters are occurring more frequently, it is more important than ever to plan ahead. Strong storms and unexpected situations can put your employees at risk and can lead to catastrophic damage to your business if you haven’t done any sort of preparation work.

Disaster situations certainly will cause significant property damage, but they also can cause significant financial issues that can linger for months or even years. The insurance claim process, recovery costs, and lost revenue and wages could affect your entire staff and the future of your business.

Depending on how catastrophic the situation is, you may have to temporarily close your business during the repairs. Many businesses end up having to do this, only to never reopen again.

Your Emergency Plan Creation

A reliable emergency plan is exactly what you need to have in order to avoid serious damage and disaster. The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Plan is what you need!

Our team offers this planning service to all of the businesses in the New Center and Highland Park area, and it includes everything you need to know in order to overcome any sort of disaster situation.

We spend time at your business evaluating it and doing a full assessment of the different types of risks or threats you could suffer on a daily basis. It could include weather threats, fire threats or general emergency situations. We help you plan for what to do before, during and after these situations so you are ready for if/when they do occur.

For example, we can suggest places to store your important documents to avoid water damage, what to pack in your employees’ go-bags for an emergency evacuation and where to store your fire extinguishers for easy access.

We also focus your plan on your business’ communication strategy. Knowing who is in charge of what and having a clear chain of command can ensure everyone will respond quickly and appropriately during a true emergency.

Your business deserves to overcome whatever type of disaster comes your way. Our Emergency Ready Plan guide is the solution you need to weather the unexpected with confidence.

Ready to create your Emergency Ready Plan for your business? Contact us for your free assessment to start the plan you need.

Commercial Fire Damage

11/13/2023 (Permalink)

Burnt apartment building after a fire. Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property.

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur.  

Commercial fire damage restoration presents unique challenges. Every hour spent restoring your business back to its pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. The SERVPRO® team has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

If your business experiences a fire loss, call SERVPRO®, the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business. 

Biohazard Cleanup Services for Your Business

11/6/2023 (Permalink)

Technicians in Tyvek suits with chemical sprayers. The decontamination of a business can be both dangerous and emotional.

The professionally trained experts at SERVPRO® provide biohazard cleanup services that utilize a science based, safety centered standard.   

The decontamination of a business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are important when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances. 

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following: 

  • Sewage backups 
  • Crime scene residues 
  • Suicide/death accidents 
  • Homicide cleanups 
  • Blood cleanup 
  • Accident cleanup 
  • Hoarding scenes 
  • Animal waste/remains 
  • Chemical spills 
  • Tear gas cleanup 

Our team provides 24-hour service, seven days a week. We have qualified, trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.