A Maintenance Checklist for Business Owners
Your place of business reflects who you are what you aim to accomplish as a business. This means that any issues in your commercial property can impact morale directly or result in lost productivity (and profitability).
As a business owner, you must do everything you can to avoid disaster. The biggest favor that you can do for yourself is to focus on commercial restoration, which includes focusing on three areas in particular:
- Identifying the need for water damage restoration
- Identifying the need for fire and smoke damage restoration
- Identifying the need for mold restoration
Your place of business has other needs as well, such as sensitization services, cleaning, and more, neglecting which could inadvertently lead to bigger issues in the near or far future. But as a business owner, you may not have enough time to do that.
That’s why 911 Restoration has a commercial restoration branch that helps analyze and mitigate damage before it becomes too costly or has direr impacts. Based on our experience, we have created this checklist that includes key tactics to reduce the risk of property damage. Feel free to print it out or call us for a free copy of the same!
Commercial Restoration & Damage Mitigation Checklist for Businesses
1. Do you have insurance?
2. Does your insurance cover disasters?
3. Do you have a trusted commercial restoration company?
4. Were you affected by a disaster, and did your mitigation plan help?
5. Is the emergency plan helpful?
6. Do you have your business plan(s) and key documents printed and backed up? Are they accessible away from work?
7. Does your business plan(s) include:
- Names, addresses, and phone numbers?
- Copies of all essential contracts?
- Other critical material necessary for the business to stay a going concern
8. Does your insurance plan include business interruption costs?
9. Is the potential financial and non-financial impact calculable?
10. Do you know what resources you need for commercial restoration?
11. Is the damage evident? Is it:
- Water damage
- Fire damage
- Smoke Damage
12. Is there a backup facility, or do the employees need to be sent home?
13. Do you have an impact/risk analysis report to help you estimate how much you can and should spend?
14. Are there any alternatives to introducing input into company servers, such as remote accessibility?
15. Have you made provisions about dealing with the introduction of mass remote work?
16. Is any staff member involved in the damage?
- Is any staff member responsible for the damage?
- Is any staff member hurt because of the damage?
17. Is there is a personal injury sustained by anyone?
18. Is there a risk of a lawsuit?
19. Is your communications network still online?
20. If not, do you have an alternative management and communication platform?
21. Is the backup system enough to sustain operations for long? Can you sustain operations while the commercial restoration companies bring your workplace to its original position?
22. Was there any way the damage could have been avoided?
23. Do you need to implement any checks or policies to avoid this damage in the future?
24. Is there a need for criminal charges?
25. What is the most important thing that you must recover at all costs? Do the restoration companies or fire marshals know about it?
26. Is there anything that may explode or be otherwise harmful to fire crews and damage restoration companies?
27. What, if anything, can you outsource?
28. Do you have any reliable outsourcing companies in mind?
29. Is there any significant impact on the going concern of your business?
30. Can the damage restoration company work at a hastened pace to help you open back up as soon as possible?
31. Do you have any key areas that you would preferably recover first?
32. Can you afford re-opening in phases?
Keep in mind that the commercial restoration you hire – especially if you need your things to be recovered quickly – companies should scale as per requirements. Many companies rely on their own employees only, which may be the same for residential restoration.
Home restoration isn’t as time-restricted as commercial restoration since homeowners aren’t losing much money with their offices closed. Dedicated restoration companies such as 911 Restoration of South Atlanta have several ad hoc employees hired on a contractual basis. These people are called upon when needed so you can get your business up and running as soon as possible.
If you recently suffered from a commercial disaster and are looking for a commercial restoration company to help you get back on track quickly, call us now and get your free quote today! From document restoration to storage and prioritizing key areas of your place of business to opening up in phases, we help you through it all.