Charlottesville Business Owners: Are You Prepared For a Disaster?
Did you know that our franchise here in Charlottesville is locally owned and operated? Because we are local, we are able to respond to any loss rapidly. This is crucial for commercial businesses who suffer from a fire or water damage.
According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses do not reopen following a disaster and another 25% only last about a year after a loss. Those are freighting statistics. So if you are a business owner in Charlottesville or surrounding cities, allow us to help ease your mind.
For starters, there are ways to lower the chances of a disaster happening. One way is to have a schedule set in place for maintenance of all equipment and systems located within the building. Also, be sure to keep an eye on the condition of the buildings gutter system. Be sure to inspect the roof for any damage following a heavy rain or windstorm. For more prevention tips, follow the link below. http://hpd.zurichna.com/whitepaper/zurich-automotive-water-damage-prevention.pdf
Should a fire or water loss occur, it is very important to minimize the damage. This too requires some pre-planning. Locate all the water shut offs within the building and communicate where they are to all parties necessary so that it is not a struggle to find in the event of a water damage. Also, have a list of any and all contacts that you would need in the case of an emergency. If you would like help on being prepared, give us a call at -434-977-5850. We are more than happy to set up an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business at no charge.