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Business Continuity & Pre-Loss Planning

Prepare for the worst with services from the best. Disasters can strike without warning, posing danger to a business, employees and business continuity. Planning ahead and preparing for the unthinkable is your best route to mitigating losses. When your pre-loss plans include ServiceMaster Restore, you are better prepared for the unexpected. We can minimize damage and help you get back to business quickly and efficiently. Losing even a single day can be devastating to your productivity, profits and reputation.

According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen their doors after a disaster. Just a few inches of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage.

Understanding Business Continuity Planning

What is a business continuity strategy?

A business continuity strategy helps guide you, your employees and your business through a disaster. Procedures regarding preventative and recovery strategies are planned out before a tragedy occurs, so that everyone knows what to do until normal operations are restored.

Why do you need a business continuity plan?

Since disasters can occur anywhere with little or no warning, it's crucial that your company has a continuity plan in place. That way, in the unfortunate event that a disaster does occur, everyone will already know how to continue business until the building, your technology and all your important contents can be restored to full pre-loss conditions.

What is the purpose of a business continuity plan?

At ServiceMaster Restore, we understand how crucial every second of business is. Even when the office is unavailable during a disaster, work still needs to get done. The purpose of a business contingency plan is to ensure that you don't lose all your profits and productivity during a catastrophe. Along with keeping your staff and your essential equipment safe, a business continuity plan will provide information on how to keep operations running smoothly, even when the basecamp is damaged.

Goals of a thoughtful, well-rounded business continuity plan include:

  • Minimize serious, long-term interruptions to day-to-day operations
  • Limit how severe a disruption is
  • Set pre-determined locations to work remotely if the office is severely damaged
  • Expedite restoration services
  • Minimize financial loss
  • Equip employees with proper training and knowledge of what to do if disaster strikes
  • Prevent you from closing your doors permanently

At ServiceMaster Restore, we know the drill. Disasters strike, and businesses are left unsure about how to continue. Let us help give you peace of mind and the confidence that you can weather any potential storms that come your way by working with us to create your own business continuity plan. Together, we can determine the best action items your employees and your business should take if a disaster hits your area. With the proper tools, planning and resources, you can get back to business as usual.

After a disaster, a rapid response is critical. Even under the most challenging circumstances, we can quickly assess your situation and begin restoring your business. We’ll help minimize losses by stabilizing the building environment and restoring furnishings and valuable contents. Throughout every step of the process, we are there for you with helpful guidance and the service you deserve.

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