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Protect Your Home or Business With an Emergency Ready Plan!

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

For a business owner and a homeowner, a worst-case scenario involving fire or water damage can seem like the unthinkable, until it suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time from SERVPRO of Southern York County can help minimize property damage.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is a tool used during any disaster event. Owners need to have quick access to a disaster plan that connects them with the appropriate contacts and pertinent information. When building an emergency plan, here are four key things to remember:

  • Identify your facility's greatest threats in order to assess the overall severity of the event.

During this time, take a look at your locations and the surrounding areas and figure out what your greatest threats are. Is your building in a flood zone? Are you subject to freezing temperatures? These are things to keep in mind.

  • Document all vital information and establish clear communication activities.

An ERP contains critical property information that can help speed up response time after a disaster occurs. Consider including any documented prior loss history, identify and label utility shut off locations, and prioritize who your key contacts are.

  • Practice! Practice! Practice!

You should conduct practice sessions to make sure everyone is clear on the procedure if anything happens. Always have clear evacuation routes in your ERP.

  • Keep it updated, and have all necessary information communicated to your insurance company and emergency restoration vendors.

Being proactive in keeping your ERP updated as things change. People will come and go, updates will be made to the facility, utilities can change, etc. Your SERVPRO representative can help you keep your ERP up-to-date so you're always prepared if disaster strikes!

Interested in an Emergency Ready Plan? Call SERVPRO of Southern York County today!

(207) 324-4400

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