Don't Panic After A Flood Damages Your Lafayette Clothing Store Our Experts Are Here To Help!
Take These Steps To Reduce Losses In Future Flood Damage To Your Lafayette Clothing Store
Flood damage can happen unexpectedly at any time of year, making it difficult to predict when and how your clothing business may have to endure a disaster. SERVPRO technicians stay ready on a 24/7 basis to respond quickly to local calls for help with flooding and storm damage, but equally as important as our rapid response strategy is your ability to prevent and prepare for damages on your own. Take a bit of time to employ some of these strategies before the next big storm, and your clothing store should make it through with minimal losses.
Protect Your Merchandise
One of the greatest threats to a clothing store in Lafayette facing flood damage is the potential for merchandise to get caught in the flood. Most items that come into contact with floodwaters must be thrown out or recycled, representing significant financial losses for your establishment that no amount of professional mitigation and restoration work can reverse. Packing up your inventory into water-resistant plastic containers can keep out most damages and keep replacement costs to a minimum.
Shut Off Power
If possible, shut off any powered systems in your store before the storm hits. Floods can sometimes cause fire damage when electrical outlets and devices come into contact with water and short circuit, but these problems can be avoided by shutting off breakers and unplugging equipment. Power down before the storm, and you should not need to call SERVPRO for fire damage on top of the flooding problems.
Set Up An Emergency Ready Profile
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system allows you to upload floor plans, insurance information, and other relevant documents about your business to our servers, enabling us to access vital information instantaneously in the event of an emergency. With the ERP system set up, you can call for help with the push of a single button from our smartphone app. Plus, if you have multiple locations both locally and nationally, you can upload separate profiles for each establishment while managing all of them under the same account.
SERVPRO of Lafayette provides 24/7 emergency service for local businesses facing storm and flood damages. Call our specialists at (765) 420-0077 to learn more about our services or request a quote.
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