Opening and operating a business is full of unexpected twists and turns, but one of the worst is having a natural disaster hit your facility. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and storm surge are common threats to our clients in Florida, and as maintenance professionals we strive to help our clients weather these turbulent times as best they can. Over the years, we’ve learned several things that businesses can do to prepare for natural disasters and open faster once they’re over.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural disasters can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to close your business for good. Below are three different ways you can open faster while your facility recovers:
Simplify your services.
If your building is severely damaged in a natural disaster, it may be months before you are able to fully open at your original capacity. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go months without income and live off insurance. If possible, provide services from a secondary location or convert to online sales until your building is fully restored. This can help you and your employees get back on your feet faster.
Lean on other businesses.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, its likely you won’t be the only business hurting. Your business neighbors can be your biggest support in these times, whether they have open space you can use or resources you can use to get back open sooner. You can also rally together to obtain local government support if the natural disaster has impacted businesses citywide.
Call ASAP for emergency maintenance response.
While you may be worrying about bigger picture things like insurance and employee management, don’t forget to call MaintenX for your essential repairs such as roofing and electrical repair. This will help you get your building in working condition faster, which will put you in a position to open and support your employees again.
MaintenX is always available for emergency maintenance service, whether it’s a fire in your building or a major storm that’s affected your entire area. If you need help, contact your local MaintenX team today or report an emergency here.