Is There a Way to Prepare for Not Just Storm-Related Flooding but Also Other Disruptions to My Oceanside Business?
Nothing Prevents a Discussion with the SERVPRO Team Long Before Flood Damage Threatens Your Oceanside Business -- Call Us Now!
Oceanside business owners are busy with a myriad of issues daily. The urgent consistently pushes back at the necessary, and you might find yourself in a situation when you are knee-deep in a flooding crisis, you could have averted or minimized with some planning. Even when the source of the floodwaters is a natural catastrophe, there are still steps you can take to ready yourself, your staff, and your building for the onslaught. Because you want to keep your business up and running, even as we work to bring your building back to preloss condition, it is vital that we begin our partnership as soon as possible.
How Can I Forge a Partnership with a Restoration Company?
Oceanside flood damage is not exactly unexpected because of our community's proximity to the ocean and severe weather patterns that periodically hit our city. The timing of any flood devastation is, of course, up in the air, but predicting the types of harm that might befall your business is far easier for a disaster restorer to assess. Working with an experienced and reputable flood damage contractor ahead of time permits seasoned experts to inspect your business's physical workspace and learn a bit about your operations. This data helps create a plan that can ensure fast implementation and completion if the worst does happen.
Tell Me More -- Is the Plan "One Size Fits All" or Can We Individualize It?
SERVPRO offers potential restoration customers the chance to collaborate on an Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP). We urge our commercial customers to consider taking the first step and call for a no-obligation assessment. The preparation will give you peace of mind and our crews essential information on how to anticipate your needs during a flooding event and the best ways to meet them.
What Happens During the ERP Assessment? What Should I Do to Prepare?
One of our experienced project managers drops by your site armed with a mobile device capable of taking clear photographs of your interior and exterior spaces. We walk through your facility, noting utility shut-offs and equipment placement, plumbing, gas, and other utility lines. We review storage and inventory areas and offices, restrooms, meeting rooms, and break rooms. If you have available a blueprint that displays a current and accurate description of your space and the functions of each subspace, please share it with us. Be prepared to explain the daily, nightly, and overnight routine in your business, so we have a firm understanding of what happens at different times in your commercial building.
What Happens After the Walk Through?
During our review of your space, we are looking for potential disaster "hot spots," and thinking of ways you can alter your use of problematic areas to avoid damage and improve outcomes. We reach out with practical tips that could minimize the impact of a flooding event on your business. Examples include:
- Use of protective storage bins for porous materials
- Moving of vulnerable materials, including business documents, to upper stories of your building or off-site
- Revising storage placement and methods of inventory
- Cleanup of areas near utility shut-offs and spaces where overland flooding is likely to breach the walls of your property
- Repair and maintenances of roofing and gutter and downspout configurations
- Placing equipment and furnishings on blocks above projected flood levels
- Installation or maintenance of a sump pump system
Can I Add Details to the ERP?
Use our mobile app to fill in details such as:
- Establishing our firm as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
- Laying out a line of command for work authorization, including designating other to act on your behalf if you are unavailable for any reason
- Sharing priority contact information, including the vendors and contractors who designed your space and systems
Once you complete your additions, the ERP is available to our management and crews as a concise digital document with critical space-specific information and advance solutions. The whole file permits you and SERVPRO to be "Ready for whatever happens."
A pre-disaster conversation with SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside can go a long way toward making flood damage recovery a more straightforward process. Contact us at (516) 536-1801 to see how we can streamline our joint response to any potential disaster.