In challenging times, the last thing you need as a small business owner is a winter storm or summer hurricane wreaking havoc on your property. Are you prepared with a contingency plan in case weather strikes? ServiceMaster of Baltimore can help you prepare contingency plans and restore your property after a damaging event. Learn more about what to do to safely operate in case of emergency.
1. Back Up Necessary Data
Even though most of our data lives in a digital world, it’s important to regularly back up your electronic data to a cloud storage solution and/or a physical hard drive. Make data backups a monthly, weekly, or even daily occurrence to keep your data safe and secure. Power outages and power surges, not to mention floods and fires, can destroy electronics, which is why it’s so important to secure your data in multiple ways. Backing up data is especially important if you also maintain hard copies of records or client information.
2. Practice Your Plan
Having a plan in place is one thing, but do employees know how to execute it when necessary? It’s important to practice the contingency plan regularly and to train new employees on proper procedures. Workers need to know when the plan takes effect, what their roles are, and why it matters. Making your contingency plan a regular training activity will ensure contingency of operation in challenging environments.
3. Know Your Restoration Provider
The weather can be unpredictable and it can be difficult to gauge how much damage your business could suffer. As the saying goes, “time is money,” so having a plan for fast restoration is a good idea. Call ServiceMaster of Baltimore at 410-780-1700 to discuss how our experienced technicians can help get your company back up and running if your office ever takes damage. Some important services to review include odor clean up and mold mitigation.