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Preparing For a Storm as a Business Owner
When the forecast is showing high winds, heavy rain, or another kind of potential disaster, there are a few things that business owners can do to protect their assets. While there may not be a sure way to prevent your business from losing power or getting a leak, there is potential for softening the blow.
Here's a few things that business owners should consider doing when preparing for a storm.
Have a plan B: Unfortunately, we as humans cannot predict the future. Although that would be cool. You never know what is going to happen and when it is going to happen which is why you should always have an emergency plan. Take note of all important equipment such as the water shut off and the breaker box. Also locate all emergency exits and a safe room in case things take a turn for the worse.
Communicate with your employees and customers: Discuss your emergency plan with your employees to make sure they feel safe coming to work. Try to be understanding if someone, for some reason, is not able to make it to work due to weather conditions. Also notify your customers of what the procedure will be in case your business does experience damage of any kind.
Protect your documents, computer files, and backup your data: If the weather were to cause a power outage, are there any important computer files or data that may be lost? If your business does experience a water loss are all paper documents placed in a safe place? If not, you may want to add that to your storm preparation routine. The last thing that we want is to lose any files or data that is necessary to keep your business running smoothly.
Pack a supply kit: Pack a bag with emergency equipment such as flashlights, walkie talkies, a first aid kit, water, and even some snacks. These things may come in handy if the storm is more catastrophic than predicted.
Schedule an inspection: Having your building, systems, and equipment inspected is most definitely necessary depending on the severity of the storm. Have a roofer come out and make sure there are no loose shingles and also recruit a maintenance worker to ensure that your systems are up to date.
Secure and protect outdoor objects: This may be outdoor furniture, vehicles, or building equipment. Anything that is able to be moved should either be brought indoors or secured to something sturdy such as a wall or a post. Things that are at risk for getting moldy or rotten due to moisture damage should be covered with a tarp or another device that will limit the amount of contact with moisture.
These few steps should help you, as a business owner, recognize how to prepare for less than ideal weather conditions. If your business does happen to experience water damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties to help get you back up and running in no time. You can call us at 817-596-8714.
When Do We Board-Up?
When owning a business, there are a few events that might occur unexpectedly, but not uncommonly. One of these occurrences is vandalism, specifically graffiti. Graffiti is one of those things that starts out as a joke performed by a few rebellious kids, to a malicious act that the whole town seems to be participating in. Once the first spray of spray paint has been applied, it's almost like a big target on the wall of your business. Because of this, when SERVPRO is called in for a vandalism job, we tend to proceed with a board up. This means boarding up as many doors and windows as possible to prevent further damage from happening. This will protect the glass entrances as well as products inside of your store.
We will also proceed with a board-up when a storm or fire has occurred and leaves parts of your building exposed to the outside. It minimized property loss by securing the facility and protecting restorable or reusable materials. A disaster can leave your business vulnerable to things such as unwanted entry, animal invasion, and further vandalism.
As always, if your business is in need of vandalism, fire, water, or storm cleaning, give us a call! You can contact us at 817-596-8714
Have You Spring Cleaned Your Business Yet?
As Lil Jon once said, "From the window, to the wall, SERVPRO does it all." Well, maybe he didn't say it exactly like that but you get the gist.
As we are nearing the end of spring, that means prime time for your annual spring cleaning is passing! The pressure of an annual deep clean may follow entrepreneur's especially. Small business owners work around the clock to keep their businesses thriving. Whether it's managing online orders, scheduling meetings, or interacting with clients, there is little time to spare hassling with spring cleaning. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties is ready and able to take that weight off of your shoulders! When it comes to commercial cleaning, we offer a variety of services. This includes:
- HVAC cleaning
- Carpet cleaning
- Hard flooring cleaning
- Window cleaning
- Wall/ceiling cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning
- Drape/blinds cleaning
- Odor removal
No need to be scrubbing your floors on your hands and knees at one A.M., wondering how you're going to make it through the next day at work. We will ensure that your business is cleaned thoroughly, and within a reasonable timeframe. If you are interested in having your small business professionally cleaned, give us a call! 817-596-8714
My Business Was Vandalized- What Now?
Unfortunately, vandalism in commercial businesses is more common than we would like to think. When a business has been attacked, the clean up and repair process can be stressful and costly. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties are ready and willing to take some of that stress off of your shoulders.
Our team understands that recovering your business after an act of vandalism can be long and exhausting. Our goal is to get your business up and running ASAP, without breaking the bank, of course. Our array of state-of-the-art equipment is available to clean up any mess, wet or dry, hot or cold. Our services for vandalism include:
- General cleaning and graffiti removal
- Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
- Odor removal
- Debris removal
- Water damage restoration
- Fire damage restoration
- Pack out
- Contents cleaning
If your business has been vandalized and you're not sure what to do next, you can contact SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties to learn about the next steps. We will walk you through the cleanup and restoration process and we'll even provide you with a free cost quote! You can call us anytime, 24/7, at 817-594-8714.
Why Your Business Needs a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)
Being a business owner comes with an excessive list of stressors. Handling an emergency on your own should not be one of the items on that list. That's why SERVPRO created an emergency program, to make certain that all businesses, small and large, are fully prepared for any disaster.
What is the SERVPRO ERP?
Unfortunately, disasters cannot always be prevented, which means it is crucial for businesses to have a plan to follow incase of emergency. Our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is a step-by-step program made by us, specifically for your business, to ensure that all important structures, exits, and utilities, as well as important contacts, have been identified and documented. This app works to provide business owners with a plan to follow in an effort to prevent any and all emergencies from escalading to the point of no return. Our ERP includes the following:
- A no-cost assessment of your facility.
- A precise profile document containing the most critical information about your facility.
- A list of emergency contacts for every situation.
- A guide to the recovery process after the disaster has occurred.
- Facility details such as water, gas, and electricity shut offs.
- A list of the primary contacts for your business as well as establishing SERVPRO as your primary restoration and disaster mitigation provider.
- A step-by-step guide explaining the exact steps to take as soon as you notice your facility is in danger.
Why is it important for my business to have a plan in place?
Did you know that 50% of small businesses that endure a catastrophe aren't able to recover? The majority of businesses that are able to survive, do so because they had an emergency plan in place. Having a plan serves as a mental insurance policy, protecting one's "peace of mind". Protecting your facility will also protect yourself and your employees, establishing a certain amount of trust between your "employee" and "employer" relationship.
Will SERVPRO help clean up and repair damage after a catastrophe?
The answer is ABSOLUTELY! SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties is prepared for any disaster thrown our way. Our staff is trained to handle just about any disaster from busted water pipes to biohazard. We can even help with your every day commercial cleaning needs.
If you are a business owner in or near Parker or Hood County consider giving us a call to help prepare yourself to protect your facility! You can contact us over phone or through email:
Quick Cleanup for Commercial Buildings
Commercial buildings are a big deal in the fire and water mitigation world. They are sometimes the largest companies and often times, in small towns, keep money flowing through. We know of several big companies in our small town of Weatherford. It is important to us here at SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties to keep our commercial buildings up and running. Since we are a 24-hour service with all the right tools and expertise to fix any water or fire issues, we want to show our customers how quickly and efficiently our technicians can work, especially when a huge company is relying on us! If you have any questions or concerns regarding our commercial building drying techniques or cleanup, just call us. (817)596-8714
Commercial buildings are damaged more often than one would think. Since there are many people going in and out of the building throughout the day, there are multiple things that could happen. Commercial buildings are usually several stories high. So, this means there will be restrooms on every floor along with washing machines, sinks, water fountains, etcetera. With each use of the restrooms or water fountains, the higher the flood risk is. Not to mention rain leakage through the roof or a busted pipe. In a commercial building, flooding is a high risk and can be difficult to manage and correct but luckily, SERVPRO is here to help!
SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties want you to know that no matter the size or extent of the damage, we can fix it. Call us today!
Commercial Buildings Flood Too!
Commercial buildings flood just as often as residential.
Whether it’s a small office or a 3-story printing business. Commercial size buildings flood too! SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties can definitely help in this kind of situation. Here at SERVPRO, we know that every hour that your building is flooded or filled with smoke, you’re losing revenue. So, we want to get your business up and running as efficiently and quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will take care of you and your business “Like it never even happened.” If you have any questions about our services, please call us today at (817)596-8714. We provide many other services like carpet cleanings, duct cleanings, and mold removal/prevention as well. Email or call us today for even more information!