Is Your Hebron Business Prepared for a Fire? l SERVPRO® of The Lower Shore
Business owners love to plan for the future and like to imagine the growth and success their business will find over the next several years. None of them like to imagine a future where their business is impacted by a fire.
But it happens to more business owners than you might think. In fact, as many as 10% of American businesses file some kind of fire claim every year. These fires vary in severity and the damage they cause, but the majority of them do damage that can interrupt daily business. The average claim is for about $35,000 worth of repairs and losses.
Knowing that a fire can happen to as many as one out of 10 businesses every year, it’s a good idea to be prepared if something happens to yours.
Tips for Business Owners
Here’s what the experts recommend:
Take steps to lower your risk. There are things you can do before a fire happens to make it less likely that you’ll have to deal with one at all. You’ll want to ensure you’ve disposed of all the paper and waste properly each day. It’s also a good idea to monitor equipment for fire risks (like frayed cords) and keeping them well-maintained.
Have the equipment you need. Fire extinguishers on every floor can help stop fires before they spread. Also, a timely evacuation plan that every employee understands and practices is essential.
Control crowds and other risks. You’ll want to ensure that all your employees understand basic fire safety and that you always follow guidelines related to things like crowd control.
If your business is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.