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Is There a Good Way to Prepare in Advance for Flood Damage Recovery Needs in Fort Lee?

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

Home check list SERVPRO understands how important it is to prepare for an emergency situation. We can help you with our Emergency Ready Plan.

Resigned to Yearly Storm-Related Flood Damage in Your Fort Lee Commercial Building? Call SERVPRO to Plan for a Better Forecast with Our Emergency READY Profile (ERP).

The hurricane and tropical storm season is upon us here in Fort Lee, and that can mean that the risk of flood damage to your business becomes imminent. There is a range of ways to approach a yearly extreme weather threat, but savvy business owners prepare rather than react. Many experts advise flood preparations, and you can pick and choose from among the ideas your local government, your industry associations, your business partners, and a raft of others suggest. 

Even If I Can Reduce the Flooding's Effect, How Can I Prepare for the Aftermath?

In a perfect world, floods damaging Fort Lee businesses like yours could be avoided entirely with proactive efforts. Unfortunately, the steady increase in extreme weather systems and the difficulty of predicting other natural or human-made disasters makes such an outcome impossible. Risks constantly loom, but that does not mean you simply give up and take your knocks as they come. Instead, partner with a reputable and reliable flood damage mitigation and remediation firm to craft a hybrid preparedness and recovery plan.

What Is the Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP), and How Do I Get Onboard?

SERVPRO offers a comprehensive disaster recovery planning process with our Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP). An ERP's goal is to collaboratively work, business to business, on a concise but complete blueprint for disaster restoration. We don’t insist on forcing "square pegs into round holes," but instead, confer with you every step of the way.  The mission is to produce an individualized and workable game plan for "disaster day," including storm-related flooding. Start with a simple phone call to our 24-hour line and ask to schedule an ERP assessment.

How Does the ERP Assessment Process Work?

We want to gain a working knowledge of how you operate your company, including the ways you deliver products and services. Nothing beats walking through your door and observing you and your employees working and interacting with your clients or customers. In addition to experiencing how you conduct business, we also need a chance to inspect your physical plant. During the active response to a disaster, we have little time to get a feel for the layout of your space, but the ERP's proactive approach allows us to start planning how best to mitigate ongoing flood damage and order remediation tasks. Expect us to make sketches, take notes, and take pictures of:

  • Offices
  • Restrooms (public and staff)
  • Production areas
  • Retail sales floors
  • Staff break areas and lockers
  • Storage and inventory areas
  • Warehouse spaces
  • Kitchens, prep areas, and dining rooms for restaurants, cafes, and diners
  • Equipment 
  • Utility configurations and shut off valves

Are You Interested in My Ideas and Viewpoint During the Development of the ERP?

We do not pretend to be experts in your industry or to know your space as intimately as do you. Help us build the most robust yet concise plan by sharing with us your concerns and insights. Let us know if particular spaces or surfaces flooded in the past. Talk about how and in which spaces you see your staff operating even as we provide mitigation and remediation services. A company that can maintain a presence even during disaster recovery has the best chance of surviving past the emergency. Our approach can include partitioning and containing areas of your larger spaces to allow your business to continue safely and without water incursion or contamination and debris drift. We have that strategy ready to roll with the ERP.

What Else Can I Do to Collaborate on Our ERP?

We will recommend adaptations to minimize your flood damage risk after our walkthrough. Take the time to implement these best practices-based ideas, and talk to us if something seems inappropriate or impossible. Use our handy mobile app to fill in details and keep us up to date as things change. Critical information you can input includes:

  • Names and contact information of trusted staff
  • A list of individuals who can authorize interventions if you are out of town or otherwise unavailable during a crisis
  • Lists of vendors and contractors instrumental in designing and installing your setup and equipment
  • A clear statement that we are your restoration company choice, permitting us to start work when practicable

Reach out to SERVPRO of Fort Lee to develop a detailed and effective plan to streamline any flood damage mitigation and remediation efforts you might need after seasonal storms. Schedule an assessment for both anticipated and unexpected issues by calling (201) 496-6024.

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