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How To Prevent And Recover From a Commercial Fire in Blaine

9/26/2015 (Permalink)

Be Prepared and Keep Your Business Open

SERVPRO Can Get Your Small Business in Blaine Back in Service After a Commercial Fire

Running a small business in Blaine can be a personally fulfilling and professionally rewarding endeavor. However, experiencing a commercial fire can severely compromise your ability to run your company. Commercial fires can cause a host of business complications, including structural damage and employee concerns regarding health and safety. However, learning more about how to prevent and recover from a commercial fire can help you remain in control and keep your small business running successfully. Review the following quick reference guide to learn more about commercial fire prevention and recovery methods:

The Disaster Prevention Plan

To prepare for the effects of a fire, it is important that you create a disaster prevention plan. This plan includes preparation for fires as well as hurricanes, floods, snow blizzards and any other natural disaster that could occur. Your disaster recovery plan should include the listing of contact information for vendors, clients, and employees.  It should also contain the phone number for SERVPRO, a premier fire disaster recovery team. A backup plan for alternative locations and methods for completing business transactions are pertinent. 

Commercial fire damage can be avoided for the most part by being aware of potential hazards. You should also take all necessary precautions to prevent fires. One way to accomplish this objective is to contact the local authority (Fire Marshall) on fire prevention and safety methods to attain specific recommendations for your company. Also, keep that SERVPRO number handy. Be sure that you and your employees know where the fire extinguisher and emergency exits are. Fire suppressant systems should always be checked as scheduled.

Two Common Sources Of Fire

Knowing about the most common sources of fire can help in preventing them. Candles are an accident waiting to happen in the workplace. Also, note that overloaded electrical outlets are a major fire hazard. Therefore, be sure that you don't overload your building's electrical capacity. Instead, use multiple outlines and surge protectors to limit the likelihood of a fire.

Fire Insurance

In most cases, your insurance policy should cover losses if a fire transpires. Always know exactly what your business's policy will cover and review the policy each year. If necessary, you should add supplemental fire insurance to the policy. Avoid settling for partial coverage so that your premiums will be lower. In the event that you endure fire damage, this coverage will likely not be enough. Finally, you should remember that the insurance policy will not cover all of your documents and valuables. It may be prudent to insure these items and materials separately. SERVPRO has coordinated communications with hundreds of insurance companies and ancillary agencies.

Call SERVPRO Today

Once your property in Blaine is subjected to commercial fire damage, there's only one restoration company to call: SERVPRO. For over 50 years, our IICRC-certified technicians have offered the professional services and customer care necessary to keep property owners calm and restore their commercial space with speed and skill. We will always work with you to get your customers quickly returning to your place of business.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency in Blaine. We are part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises. Just call for help. (763) 712-9712

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