What to Do if Your Business Has Been Impacted by a Disaster | SERVPRO® of Northeast Greenville County
It is impossible to know when a disaster will strike or how severe it will be when it does—and while this is a frightening thought, it is especially scary for business owners. Because business owners often have their assets tied up in their business, if a disaster comes along and damages that business, they are often put in a difficult position.
One of the best things for businesses to focus on is planning ahead for how they will reopen after a disaster. While you may not be able to predict exactly what damage a disaster scenario will do, you can plan for how you will handle any damages that come your way so you can recover as quickly as possible.
Steps to Recovery After a Disaster Damages Your Business:
Contact Employees and Stakeholders
Communication is so important for businesses, especially during an uncertain period of the aftermath of a disaster. Make sure to check in with your employees and any other stakeholders (including your customers) so everyone knows that you are currently closed and actively rebuilding.
Get in Touch With Your Insurance Agent
Because every commercial insurance policy varies so much regarding what is covered, getting in touch with yours right away to determine exactly how to file your claim is so important. After a disaster impacts a large area, insurance companies are often inundated with requests, so getting in touch and putting your name in the queue early on can help you get quick service.
Research Your Disaster Loan Options
In the aftermath of a disaster, businesses are often eligible for loans from FEMA and the Small Business Administration to help them recoup some of the expenses they have had to incur due to a disaster. Just as with filing your insurance claim, it is best to be aware of these ahead of time and apply for them early so you can get your name on the list.
If your business has been damaged after a disaster, we are here to help you during the recovery process. We can handle all types of commercial damage and are here for you 24/7. Contact us today to learn more