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Choosing the Right Commercial Damage Restoration Team After a Disaster at Your Beacon Business

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

3 SERVPRO vehicles and a tow-behind trailer in a parking lot in front of a commercial building. Knowing you have a local, trustworthy leader in commercial damage restoration can make all the difference after a disaster!

When it comes to your Dutchess County business, it’s essential to have any commercial restoration work done right. Whether you need help cleaning up after a fire, a sewage backup, a busted pipe or another disaster, business owners should look for a partner that can do the work from cleanup through restoration and do an excellent job at every phase.

If you’re dealing with a disaster and the time comes to choose a commercial restoration partner, it can feel overwhelming. After all, the issue you’re dealing with impacts your livelihood and success. That’s why it’s a good idea to put some thought into it beforehand.

Taking the First Steps

If you’re dealing with a disaster, this advice from the Insurance Information Institute can help you get the process started:

Reach out to your insurance company. As soon as you realize your business is damaged, this step can help you get the process rolling for expense coverage and reliable help.

Make sure your space and records are secure. Don’t leave your business and essential information vulnerable. If you need to back up documents to a private server, do so immediately. Board up any windows and/or entrances as needed. Make sure any winterizing is done if needed and let utility companies know as well.

Make a list of damaged assets. You’ll need this information for the insurance company. Every single thing in your business needs to be documented and accounted for.

Take pictures, if you can. Debris and destroyed items should be documented as well, but only if safe to remain inside to do so.

Choosing a Restoration Partner

You’ll also want to choose a company to work with that can meet your needs and provide you and your business with exemplary service. Here are some of the things to look for when you’re choosing a commercial restoration service:

Find a company with highly trained experts using the latest technology. You’ll feel better knowing that the people working on your businesses have the training and certifications needed to deal with disaster cleanup. You’ll also benefit if they have access to technology to make the cleaning process faster and easier.

Choose a partner with excellent customer service. Communication is vital when your business suffers a disaster. You’ll want to work with a team who answers the phone when you call—who is available when you need help.

Select a team that understands disaster cleanup. Many companies can do regular cleaning around your business, but it takes special training and skills to handle a fire, storm or another type of disaster. Be sure the company you choose is experienced in restoration work that goes beyond cleaning. Contents, documents, electronics and soft good restoration should always be part of their wheelhouse.

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has been helping Hudson Valley businesses recover from property damage for 30 years. From fires to floods to sewage and mold, there isn’t a situation we aren’t prepared for. We’re here to help 24/7 at (845)831-3600.

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