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National Preparedness - Keeping Your Business Going
Is your business prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster?
To wrap up our month of Preparedness blogs, we are turning to the experts at FEMA to help you keep your business going during an emergency. The following is an excerpt from their preparedness website; you can find the full article here.
"When a business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues, plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers...A business continuity plan to continue business is essential. Development of a business continuity plan includes four steps:
- Conduct a business impact analysis to identify time-sensitive or critical business functions and processes and the resources that support them.
- Identify, document, and implement to recover critical business functions and processes.
- Organize a business continuity team and compile a business continuity plan to manage a business disruption.
- Conduct training for the business continuity team and testing and exercises to evaluate recovery strategies and the plan."
As many of us have learned over the past year and half, businesses can be forced to shut down with little notice and so few small businesses have a contingency plan in place. Ready.gov has a tremendous wealth of resources that may be helpful to your business and commercial property.
We want your business to be prepared and ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. If you ever need us for commercial water, fire, or storm restoration, call us at 715-834-3473; we are always Here to Help.
What Causes Musty Odors in a Business?
SERVPRO of Eau Claire is your commercial mold remediation expert and available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Musty Odors are a Common Sign of Mold Growth. SERVPRO is an Eau Claire Commercial Mold Remediation Specialist Available 24/7.
Are odors a sign of low indoor air quality?
Musty odors in your Eau Claire business could be putting off customers and affecting staff. Usually, these odors result from a microbial growth issue that may be residing somewhere in the company building. Commonly, these issues occur due to a slow leak or damp spot, which could occur seasonally or as the direct result of an event. Mold does not just release odors but also microscopic spores. These spores often become airborne, where they can be inhaled or ingested by people using the space. If musty odors lead to the discovery of molds, you may need to restore indoor air quality to get your business back to its preloss condition.
What are the stages of mold growth?
- Spores land on damp or wet spots with enough organic matter and temperature to reproduce
- Hyphae grow from the spore onto, or into, surfaces
- Colonies produce additional spores which can spread further throughout the structure
What tools control indoor air quality?
It is typical for commercial mold remediation techniques used in your business to include air scrubbing. Cleaning air uses specialized equipment known as air-filtration devices. These can be placed throughout your company, drawing indoor air into a complex set of filters. These filters are known as high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) and can pull microscopic mold spores out of an indoor environment. Usually, SERVPRO technicians create an exhausting duct in the business to remove contaminated air from the building altogether and replace it with clean air.
How should air-filtration devices be set up?
- Identify the affected area and enclose the system by shutting doors or windows
- Place an air-filtration device within the closed system
- Attach ducts for exhausting clean air and drawing out waste air
When your business shows signs of mold growth, contact SERVPRO of Eau Claire at 715-834-3473.
SERVPRO of Eau Claire Referral Program
Partner with us to help our community in restoring homes damaged by fire, water and mold
Are you a plumber? HVAC technician? Exterminator? Contact us to find out more about SERVPRO of Eau Claire's referral bonus program.
We offer referral bonuses simply for referring a potential customer to us. We enjoy working with other local businesses and will take excellent care of your customer.
See what our past customers have to say about us here - Customer Testimonials
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Eau Claire.
For more information on our referral program, or to refer a customer, contact us today at 715-834-3473.
Large Loss Specialists, Available 24/7
We are here to help, all over the US, for all kinds of damage.
SERVPRO of Eau Claire is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for immediate help with your large loss disaster.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (715) 834-3473
A large loss disaster can happen in the Eau Claire - Chippewa Valley region to commercial properties at any given moment. Large Loss can be a result of a flood, water, soot and smoke damage from a fire, a busted sewer pipe, or even storm damage from a natural disaster.
SERVPRO of Eau Claire has the expertise and experience with large loss projects to restore your commercial property back to its original condition.
Our Team is Available 24/7/365!
Fire Safety in the Office
Fire safety is our top priority
A fire is one of the most terrifying and devastating risks in the workplace which can compromise the safety of the workers as well as the public. If not killed immediately, it can cause serious injuries or even casualties and damages to the property. Hence, fire safety is really important in the workplace and should be a priority.
Everyone in the workplace should be aware of fire risks and be familiar with the necessary fire safety information and ways on how to prevent fires. If you own or manage a business where others work, fire prevention measures are of the utmost importance. For everyone’s safety in the workplace, here are some fire safety tips you can follow.
COMMON FIRE HAZARDS IN AN OFFICE
What is fire safety? Apparently, this is a set of fire safety rules that aim to reduce the damage caused by fire. If you know how to prevent fire, the damages in the workplace and injuries can also be reduced. You should also know the common causes of fire and other important fire safety information.
Most fires are caused by electrical problems such as damaged wiring, faulty equipment, and overloaded plug sockets. Faulty appliances may also cause a fire in the workplace so you should always check if your office equipment and appliances are working properly. Fixing electrical problems immediately should be a part of your workplace fire safety plan.
Overheating can also be a cause of a fire. If you have heaters at the office, never leave them unattended or place them close to flammable objects as they can spark a fire. This is why everyone should know the importance of workplace fire safety.
Some offices have their own kitchen so the workers can cook their own meals. Nonetheless, unattended and unsafe use of cooking appliances can cause a fire. To prevent this, the employer should provide safety in workplace tips. Most workplace messages should be organized so everyone can follow them easily and consistently.
WHAT TO DO IF THERE’S A FIRE IN YOUR WORKPLACE
If there’s a fire in your workplace, it can be really terrifying. A lot of people tend to panic when there’s a fire, especially if they don’t know what to do. This is why everyone should know effective ways to prevent fire. During the fire, workers should follow all safety procedures in the workplace. Panicking should not be an option; instead, follow this fire safety precaution.
RAISE THE ALARM
If you’re the one who discovered the fire, you should alert everyone in the workplace and activate the fire alarm. If it doesn’t work, raise the alarm until everyone becomes aware of the fire. Some workers won’t know how to prevent fires so you should call the fire safe center right away. The key to effective fire hazard prevention is taking action and asking for it immediately. Nonetheless, you can use a fire extinguisher but don’t forget to adhere to the fire extinguisher regulations in the workplace.
Once the fire alarm is on, Get out of the building immediately. Stay calm until you find your way to the fire exit. When you’re outside the building, let your immediate supervisors know that you are safe.
GET TO THE ASSEMBLY POINT
There should be an assembly point that you all agreed upon. That is where you should head to meet your co-workers and check if they are all safe. Wait until the firefighters come and get rid of the fire completely.
IF TRAPPED INSIDE
When your workplace is crowded or if you don’t keep your calm during a fire, there’s a chance of getting trapped inside the building. Also, there may be obstructions that won’t allow you to get out of the building. If you’re stuck in a room, you should find a way to prevent the smoke from coming inside. You may ask if there’s a window and keep calm while waiting for. If you are nervous, you will find it hard to think clearly so you should find ways on how to keep yourself relaxed. Breathe slowly to reduce your heart rate; this can you think more clearly while waiting for the firefighters.
While you’re trapped inside, think about the office fire safety tips and try to follow them. Fire and safety don’t always go hand-in-hand but if you can do any fire safety measure, you can save yourself from any possible danger.
Restoring Your Eau Claire Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges
Flooding and water damage events at Eau Claire commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Eau Claire
SERVPRO of Eau Claire specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Emergency Ready Profile
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens." In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (Grassroots Newswire) February 17, 2012 -- For a property owner, a worst-case disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable and then suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time by a disaster recovery and restoration specialist can help minimize property damage as well as inventory or home contents loss. To provide home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in the experts when disaster strikes, SERVPRO announces the public release of their SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile Application. The free App is now available to download from app stores across three mobile platforms: Android™, iOS® and Blackberry®.
Call SERVPRO of Eau Claire today to establish your Emergency READY Profile. 715-834-3473, ask for Randy Lee to schedule your no cost/no obligation ERP.