National Preparedness Month Focuses Home and Business Owners on Advance Planning for Disaster Recovery
SERVPRO Offers Property Owners No-Cost Tools for Preparing a Disaster Readiness Plan
It is always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. If a flood, house fire, terrorist attack, storm, or different form of natural disaster strikes your property or business, by having contingency plans in effect, you can mitigate the losses and perhaps even save lives. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors an awareness event each September to remind our residents to update their emergency plans or to initiate one. This campaign has done much to develop a sense of awareness in individuals to always be prepared.
SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City's owner, Patricia Zubricki, deals with material damage to property daily since this is the core business of her fire & smoke and water damage restoration Chicago company. She states that most business and homeowners have prepared for emergency events by having necessary equipment like fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and exit signs in place. However, Patricia emphasizes that the sooner first responders arrive on the scene, already knowing what to expect, the quicker they can react to the urgent event, whether extinguishing a fire, shutting off a burst water line, or securing the residents from an external threat. The trick is to forewarn them so they can leap right into action.
This is where SERVPRO can provide to residential and commercial property owners the SERVPRO READY mobile ready app. This acts as a memory bank for time critical information that can be accessed from any mobile device. You can store electronically information about your property, contact numbers, and any other relevant items that can expedite rapid responses to diminish damage and more quickly terminate the threat to your property. We provide an additional service to business customers who designate us as their official go-to service provider after a business damaging event has occurred. We, at no cost to the client, conduct an assessment of the premises and then develop a comprehensive action plan that covers most emergencies. This Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) lists key information about the facility that can be stored in the READY app for instantaneous retrieval.
Creating a READY profile in advance and being prepared for negative external forces can mitigate business losses, lessen downtime, and more rapidly restore residential homes to pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO® of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City proudly serves our local communities and encourages you to be prepared. If the need arises for mold, fire or water damage restoration rely on us to reduce your stress as we minimize your costs. Contact us 24/7 at (773) 337-3900.