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Fire Safety Month- Is your business prepared?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety Month- Is your business prepared?

Often when you hear the phrase “Fire Safety” you automatically think of your home not necessarily your business. Well here at SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill we realize that Fire Safety is critical, and we want to help you prepare and protect your business and employees. Making sure that your entire staff is prepared in case of an emergency could be the difference between a quick reopening or losing everything and even scarier it could be the difference between life and death.

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill offers a FREE service to all businesses within our service areas, that will ensure employees and business are prepared in case of an emergency. SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Plan, ERP. This is an online document that is meant to accompany any contingency plan you may already have in place. What makes this so unique? Well our ERP is outlined to provide you instant access to all pertinent information on your businesses no matter where you are. What if your business located in Waldorf, MD but you are on vacation in Paris and something goes awry? Or maybe your business is located at the National Harbor and you happen to be in a meeting in Arlington, VA and cannot get to the office immediately. Well our ERP app is available for download on both IOS and Android platforms and will allow you to not only access information, but you can make calls within the application and have all account information handy or you can email a copy of all pertinent information to someone who is onsite. Having all this information readily available in an instant allows you or your designated employee to act swiftly and reduce business interruptions.

Often, we see businesses that are faced with catastrophe and they are unable to access their buildings and 90% of the time all the information business owners or managers would need remains inside of the office. I have personally seen business owners scramble for hours just to determine who they use for certain utilities and coverages. It took a local business owner two days to get in touch with the right insurance carrier to report his loss and then another 3 days for an adjuster to arrive on site. At that point, this business had been closed for 5 business days and had thousands of dollars in lost business, not including the severe monetary loss caused by secondary damage because the building sat untreated.

Had this business owner had SERVPRO® complete an Emergency Ready Plan evaluation and setup his ERP application he would have had all necessary information accessible the minute he needed it. This simple 30-minute process could have potentially saved him thousands and provided peace of mind.

If you are interested in learning more about the SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Plan please do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren – Marketing@SERVPRO5407.com.

SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill are always Here to help!

ERPs provided by SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill are available in Waldorf, White Plains, La Plata, Bel Alton, St. Charles, Bryans Road, Indian Head, Port Tobacco, Cobb Island, Newburg, Welcome, Nanjemoy, Bryantown, Hughesville, Brandywine, Clinton, Temple Hills, Oxon Hill, Camp Springs, National Harbor, Fort Washington and Accokeek. Some other areas may be available by request.

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