Is Your Mooresville Business Prepared for Disaster?
We’ve stated this statistic many times, but we can’t stress it enough: according to FEMA, roughly 40% of small businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster. It’s easy to shrug that off, but imagine if 40% of the businesses in downtown Mooresville closed down. What if your business was one of them?
Disaster can strike at any time, in many different forms. Sometimes it’s storm-related, sometimes it’s caused by an accident, and other times it’s just a freak incident. So while it’s impossible to know what might happen and when, there are some steps you can take to prepare your business.
3 Ways to Prepare Your Mooresville, NC Business
1. Create contingency plans. No matter what kind of incident might occur, your main priority is to get your operations back on track. The best way to prepare is to develop contingency plans. For example, identify an alternative operations site in case you need to temporarily relocate. You should also consider how you’ll communicate with your customers should you have to halt your products or services.
2. Train your employees to react. If your building was flooded, would your employees know what to do? Would they know how to react to a fire? It’s important to create emergency protocols, but it’s even more important that your employees know what they are. The faster your employees respond, the less damage you are likely to have.
3. Get an Emergency Ready Profile. Do you know where your water shut-off valve is? Who’s your closest fire department? Who should your employees call in the event of a disaster? All of these questions are important in an emergency, and the longer it takes to get an answer, the worse the situation can get. Fortunately, our team here at SERVPRO of Iredell County can assemble free Emergency Ready Profiles for your business—a small packet with all of the information you and your employees will need in an emergency.
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It’s impossible to know if or when your business might have a disaster, but that’s no reason to be unprepared. If you need help preparing your business, our team at SERVPRO of Iredell County can help you create a free Emergency Ready Profile—we just hope that should you need our services, you will give us a call. We're also available for 24/7 cleanup and restoration services, so if your business has fire or water damages, know that we're always here to help!