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Flood Preparedness For Businesses

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

“Flood Preparedness For Businesses” with overflowing sink and SERVPRO Logo How to prepare your business for flooding

In the United States, both man-made and natural flooding are responsible for nearly a quarter of all insurance claims per year. These floods can leave your home or business with severe damage and can result in extremely high repair costs. It is essential for a business to have a plan in place in the case a flood directly affects their property. An effective flood preparedness plan can prevent a business from having to close its doors for more than a day or two following a damaging flood. 

Types of Businesses

Every Pineville, NC, business is unique, but none of them are immune to the dangers of flooding. From factories to restaurants to warehouses, flooding can severely damage any property. Due to the many types of businesses, it is of the utmost importance for a business to recognize their most susceptible areas and items. There is no one size fits all flood preparedness plan, so a business needs to create an individual one that works well for them. If you don’t know where to start, SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County can help. Keep reading for more aspects of a preparedness plan, and don’t forget, we offer custom ERP’s for your business.

Employees

It is necessary that every employee of a business is aware of what to do in the case of a flooding emergency. First, they need to know of evacuation procedures to prevent the risk of any injury occurring during an emergency. Additionally, each employee needs to know what to shut down/turn off during the exit process in an effort to prevent further property damage. A business should have emergency contact information available to all employees in case of a flood related emergency. 

Flood Preparedness Kit

In the event of any emergency, a business should always have an emergency kit prepared to protect and take care of the employees. More specifically, a business should always have a flood preparedness kit on deck just in case. These kits should contain everything from first-aid materials to tools and equipment. 

Fixing a Flood

In the case that your business is affected by any kind of flooding, SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County will be there to effectively take care of any damages caused. We can be reached at (704)-840-6112 and will be ready any time day or night to help you in your time of need. 

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