Steps to Think Through Regarding Disaster Recovery for Businesses | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County
Planning ahead is vital for any Dutchess County business, which is something that you are well aware of—but have you considered the ways that a disaster can impact your plans? Disasters are devastating for businesses, but for those who plan ahead, it can be much easier to recover from them.
Making sure your safety considerations are in place beforehand is so important, but once you do that, you can begin working through your recovery process. Knowing how to contact your business insurance broker or company to file a claim, keeping in touch with customers and learning what your financial options are can go a long way in helping you reopen your doors more quickly.
Considering Disaster Recovery at Your Business
See what your insurance has to say. The types of coverage you get from your insurance provider can vary based on your policy, so it is important to contact them quickly after a disaster to determine what damages you will be able to file. Once you do this, reach out to your local restoration provider, too—they can spring into action quickly to prevent further damages.
Update your customers on your operations. Depending on the disaster your business is impacted by, you may have to make changes to your operating structure while restoration is occurring. If this is the case, updating your staff, customers and clients is key to getting their support, either in the interim or when you reopen. Whether you are doing gift cards, takeout or limited hours, social media makes it easy to keep your customers in the loop.
See what financial assistance you qualify for. Losing revenue is often the most catastrophic impact of a disaster for businesses, but the Small Business Administration has loan programs that can help. These funds can help cover lost revenue, repair costs and other expenses business owners are likely to occur, so it is wise to see what you qualify for so you can take advantage of them. They are often offered with extremely low interest rates and flexible repayment solutions to make it easier for businesses to use them.
If your business has been damaged due to any kind of disaster, we’re here to help. Contact us 24/7, we'll get you back on your feet quickly with our commercial restoration services.