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Being Prepared Before A Disaster Strikes

2/9/2023 (Permalink)

Being Prepared before a Disaster Strikes


SERVPRO franchises have been in business since 1967, meaning 50+ years of disaster recovery experience. In 50 years, over 2,000 franchises have been opened and run all over the United States and Canada. Each franchise is independently owned and operated, but still able to work as a team for large events. We are in your community, Here to Help!

SERVPRO can handle any size job from a small residential disaster to a large commercial facility. We have unlimited staff and resources to take care of the job quickly and efficiently. For commercial properties, we understand the need to limit business interruption after a disaster. Our staff can act quickly to ensure your business is back up and running. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.

The restoration industry is governed by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) which identifies our standards we must on all cleaning & restoration projects. Our SERVPRO employees are certified as Water Restoration Technicians, Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Structural Drying, Fire Smoke Restoration Technicians, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, and several others through the IICRC. Our highly trained staff is Here to Help with any of your disaster recoveries needs to make it “Like it never even happened.” All onsite employees, as well as any subcontractors brought to a job, are all background checked prior to working with our SERVPRO Team.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

SERVPRO offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERPs) to commercial building owners. These profiles are a start-up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. The program was developed to help commercial building owners be prepared before a disaster happens.  

Are you ready for whatever happens? Emergency disasters that interrupt businesses cause devastation. Did you know that about 50% of businesses close and never reopen due to a disaster? Of those businesses that did reopen, most of them had some type of response plan in place. Preparedness is key!

It is not always top of mind to plan for a disaster, but we can help you with that. Emergencies that damage your business will happen when you least expect them, so it is always better to be prepared. Having a plan in place expresses trust in your team members and employees. It provides reassurance to your customers & clients that you are prepared to minimize business interruption. Timing is everything!

Call your local SERVPRO to get an Emergency Ready Profile started. The profile can be completed at your pace with the assistance of one of our SERVPRO team members. It is completely up to you, the business owner, facilities manager, or property engineer to decide what important information you want or need on your profile. There is no cost for the profile, and it is a great value to your business. The profile is easily accessible through a mobile app (password protected) and can even be emailed over as a PDF!

Information that can be included in your ERP to make it helpful in case of a disaster strike includes, but is not limited to, building access information, employee and emergency contacts, utility contacts and shut-off locations, primary contact information, insurance contact information, property owner information, etc. You can decide how much information you would like to include within the app.  Pictures are also available to attach on tabs in the profile to have a visual of shut-off locations, PDFs of emergency action plans, or floor plans.  

Your Local Franchise

SERVPRO of Orange, Sullivan & S. Ulster Counties has been in business for 37 years. We are locally owned and operated as a small business in the community. We want to ensure we take care of our customers with the utmost respect during the difficult times they may be facing with a disaster in their home or office.

Contact us today to learn more about our services. If you are interested in an Emergency Ready Profile for your business, contact our office, and a SERVPRO team member will call to set up a meeting to start the process.

SERVPRO of Orange, Sullivan, & S. Ulster


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