Archives: 2012

Key Hurricane Preparation Checklist Items for Your Business

Key Hurricane Preparation Checklist Items for Your Business. Consider a location you could move your business to if storm damage shuts down your current location. Have relationships with restoration contra tors before storm hits. Keep supply of plastic sheeting to protect interior property from water & debris damage. Create a photo inventory of ALL business property. Have a Disaster Recovery Plan or hire an experienced...

Stay in Control

We have seen that after a property disaster business owners wait for direction.  Most insurance agents do not have the experience to help.  Claims adjusters may not arrive on site for days after then ask the owner to supply them with information.  The time that elapses without constructive action to restore operations can spell business failure.  A Disaster Recovery Plan gives the business owner the ability to stay...

Claims Adjusters

Property Insurance claims adjusters are some of the most overworked employees at many insurers. They are knowledgeable and caring but they are not miracle workers. Some adjusters due to the liability will not recommend restoration contractors. These preparations must be part of your Disaster Recovery Plan....

Electrical Fires

It is alarming how many electrical fires initiate from small or everyday devices that result in devastating destruction. Recently we surveyed fire disasters that were caused by a cell phone charger left plugged in unattached to the cell phone, an older commercial grade ice maker and a beverage vending machine. Check the wiring for any device left plugged in or pull the plug when not...

Power Outage

When any business losses power their operations are disrupted. Will the outage be just hours or days? A sound Disaster Recovery Plan should include action plans to address restoring power. Remember after a disaster generators sell out and local contractors can not respond to every business....