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SERVPRO of Clinton knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some of our best tips in choosing the right restoration company.

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

Are you a DeWitt business owner?

If you answered “yes,” then it’s smart to have a disaster plan in place to help you deal with the damage fires and floods can do to your business. But after a disaster strikes, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start—even if you have a solid plan ready.

Because we regularly help business owners deal with the aftermath of a disaster, we have a good sense of what it takes to steer your business from a disaster to reopening. Here’s some of the best advice we can give business owners facing a restoration scenario.

Help During the Restoration and Repair Process

Here are some of the best tips our team can give business owners working to restore their business after a disaster:

Move forward with your set disaster plan. Dealing with a disaster is a taxing experience, so remember why you need to continue working through your disaster strategy step by step. For some business owners, this could even include moving your business to a temporary backup location.

Document your damaged inventory and take plenty of photographs. It’s a good idea to take pictures before cleaning up the damage, so your insurance company can see and understand the full extent of the damage. Be sure you inventory all your damaged equipment and stock, too. Include accurate values with that inventory.

Don’t forget to talk with your stakeholders. It’s a good idea to regularly reach out to your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community. Email lists, social media pages and phone calls can be effective ways to keep your business top-of-mind.

Be sure you’re taking care of your personal needs. Dealing with a natural disaster and its impact can be taxing on your physical and mental health. Eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest and talking with trusted friends and loved ones can help.

Partner with a robust support system. Because there are so many aspects of the process to manage, it’s best to work with trusted community partners who foster strong communication.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

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