Is Your Business Prepared?
Preparation Tips for Your Business
Though you hope a fire never affects your business in Brookhaven, McComb or Columbia, MS, fires can occur without warning and can quickly cause damage. As a business owner or manager, it’s helpful to know fire preparation approaches to take to keep your business and those around you safe.
1. Check Your Equipment
As you prepare your business for a fire, it’s important to take preventative steps to protect yourself, those around you and your business. Make sure all electrical equipment in the building is maintained as needed to lessen the chance of an electrical fire. It’s also important to check that the smoke alarms in your building are working and to change smoke alarm batteries yearly. If your smoke alarm hasn’t been replaced in ten years or more, it’s time for a replacement.
2. Protect Your Data
When it comes to fire preparation, it can be easy to forget about protecting information that is crucial to your business. Storing important documents in fire-resistant, water-resistant containers can help keep documents from becoming damage. It’s also helpful to have extra copies of documents. With any electronic information, make sure to have backups so you can access information elsewhere.
3. Have a Plan
Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is an important element of any disaster preparation plan. Make sure you know what routes to take if a fire starts in your building to escape. Make sure your employees and those around you are also aware of what to do in the event of a fire. Implementing fire drills every so often can help to keep you and those around you prepared in case a fire occurs. Creating an ERP with SERVPRO will also speed up the restoration process in case damage does occur.
Fire preparation can help you prepare your business for fires and for other emergencies. In the event that your business has already sustained damage from a fire, it might be helpful to work with fire damage restoration professionals, such as SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia, who can help you restore your building.