After any serious natural disaster, most folks are left wondering how to begin to pick up the pieces, both figuratively and literally. If you are a business owner, you do not just need to be concerned with repairing your house, yet also your commercial property – and your livelihood.
Restoring your business after a flood
After you are given the okay to re-enter your business, follow the below steps to securely assess the damages and begin your commercial property’s restoration and recovery.
- Call Your Insurance Company
Start the process of claim filing for any significant damages as soon as you can. We know dealing with insurance may be a daunting, frustrating, and lengthy process. That is why it is best to call your insurance agent immediately. It’s always possible to call back with more information on the damages later on, yet the sooner you begin, the better.
- Use Safety Gear
If the property survived a storm, it might have a few battle scars. Since there’ll probably be broken glass, debris, and flood water inside, you will have to use the right protective gear while cleaning up, which includes closed-toe shoes, gloves, and likely waders.
- Survey all Damage
Seeing your workplace ruined by a flood may be devastating. It is okay to feel overwhelmed or sad – as a matter of fact, it is normal. Take your time to process the extent of the damage. As you evaluate the damage’s scope, keep in mind to take photos of any damage and make in-depth notes for your insurance claim, as well as company records.
- Clear Out Rubble and Salvage What’s Possible
Remove repairable or unharmed items and then store them in a dry, safe space until the restoration of the building is finished. If the remainder of the debris is safe to deal with, clear rubble away so you can start repairs. Make all small fixes if possible, yet do not be afraid to request help.
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