In the summer, natural disasters tend to happen more often. Look at the flooding that has devastated Ellicott City twice in two years. Is your business already prepared for a natural disaster? Once something has happened, it’s possible to start rebuilding. Here are some disaster recovery tips for your Annapolis business.
Once the disaster has passed, it’s vital that you establish communications. Even if traditional methods such as the phone lines are out, you should still be able to rely on email and social media channels to spread the word about the state of your Annapolis business and how you plan on rebuilding. You’ll be able to reach your employees and make sure that they are all safe, and inform them of what has happened – or at least let them know how severely damaged your commercial building is. Your website is also an important tool for informing everyone that you are safe and that your business will eventually regain its former success, and even thrive again, given enough time.
After reaching out to your employees, you need to reassure your customers and clients that everything is going to be fine. Your services are critical, and while a brief period of downtime is to be expected, at some point you will be able to deliver the same excellent customer service that you did before. During the phase of disaster recovery, it is essential that a company representative remains in touch with all of your customers, especially if you need to help people recover from extensive storm damage that can take months to finish sorting out.
The final phase of disaster recovery is contacting your vendors as you rebuild and return from the necessary downtime. You will need to collect emergency numbers and rebuild your index of phone numbers and email addresses; contact information is more valuable than gold at a time like this. After all, you will want to let them know if you are moving to a different location because your original location is no longer feasible. You will also need to get in touch with your insurance provider to let them know what has happened, especially if you have to move from Annapolis to Hanover or Catonsville. You will also need to have your employees work in teams to determine how much damage was done and how much was lost that you need to recover.
FOR ALL YOUR DISASTER RECOVERY NEEDS, TURN TO NORTH ARUNDEL CONTRACTING
If you have more questions about disaster recovery services or if you want the professionals to assist you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Send us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. Find out what we’re doing this summer, and get more tips and tricks by following us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.