The Importance of a Disaster Plan for Your Business - Part 2
Protecting Your Assets From Disaster
If you have a business that is located in a brick and mortar location, you’ll still need to make careful decisions about how to protect the assets within the building. From equipment to merchandise, there are thousands of dollars at risk when a natural disaster strikes.
Keep an updated and complete inventory of your assets, equipment and merchandise, and whenever possible, having photographs prior to a disaster is always desirable if insurance claims will have to be made. Computer servers are often used to store your assets, so you should take the necessary steps to ensure that a backup system is working and the storage system, such as a cloud storage option, cannot be damaged.
As a building owner, you can enlist the help of a contractor who will work with you to uncover areas that may need to be improved upon with regard to the building’s structural integrity. The contractor can discuss with you possible safety upgrades and offer advice on any areas that may need to be upgraded for certain weather situations.
Back to Business Following the Disaster
When a natural disaster does occur and if your business suffers damage, it is possible that your business will have to be closed due to damage sustained. Every day you remain closed is another day of lost profits. Build a disaster relief fund to help cover any additional costs that are not covered by your insurance.
Make up a list of contractors who will be available for any construction repairs, and find a cleanup and restoration service will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.
Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO® of North Huntington to be there for you.