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What Steps to Take if You Have a Fire at your Business | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

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While most people understand the proper steps to preventing a fire in their home, such as installing smoke detectors and keeping fire extinguishers handy, it is not uncommon for business owners to not think through these same issues for the workplace. Fires are as likely to happen at a business as at a home, and when you consider that 60% of businesses can’t recover from a fire, it is smart to think ahead for how you would bounce back.

While prevention is a key tactic in reducing the likelihood that your business will have to close for a fire, it is also important to have a plan for the aftermath just in case. Understanding how to cope with fire damage can help your business recover more quickly, reducing downtime and limiting the financial impact the event has on your business. Below, we will look at a game plan for after a commercial fire so you can be prepared.

How to Recover From a Fire At Your Business

| Reach Out to Your Insurance Company | As is the case with any sort of damage, after a fire, reaching out to your insurance company is one of the first items you should tackle. The claims process can be time-consuming, so giving them a heads-up as quickly as possible can set the claim in motion so you can receive any eligible funds more quickly.

| Document What is Damaged | It is important to not go into the building until local fire officials give you the green light, so be sure to check with them before entering the building to document the damage. However, once you are able to go inside safely, take pictures and notes of all that is damaged so you have it for your records.

| Get in Touch With Your Restoration Company | Having a reliable restoration company to call after a commercial fire is key, as they will be one of your first calls in the aftermath. The quicker you can start the restoration process, the quicker you will likely be able to reopen. Make sure you choose a company to work with well in advance, and look for key things such as 24/7 availability and experience with business-specific damages from fires.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan for Commercial Properties 

Designate SERVPRO of South Atlanta as your preferred restoration service provider in your personalized SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), and your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural, man-made or accidental fire disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your business back in working order.

*If your commercial property experiences smoke or fire damage, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is the team you can rely on to help your business recover. Contact us at (404) 505-1760 today or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to learn more about our restoration services and how we are able to help.

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