The Chamber’s Keep it Local initiative promotes community support for local business ventures. Spending locally creates a strong economy and a sense of place which gives our town its unique lifestyle. The Keep it Local campaign will feature a different segment of businesses each month in 2018. April is Small Business Month.

Protecting Your Home or Business After a Storm

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster such as fire or flood never reopen! Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. If storm damage effects your home or business property, water cleanup is the first and one of the most important processes that you will need to have done. In the event that you don’t complete the water removal process immediately, your property can be subjected to a plethora of unwanted, unnecessary complications. If you find yourself in need of water damage services, it’s important to find a skilled team of restoration experts like SERVPRO of West Forsyth.

Are you “Ready for whatever happens?”

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. Now is a good time to review your emergency preparedness plans for your home and business. Make updates as-needed, and put one in place if you don’t have one already.

If your property does incur damage from a storm or other unexpected event, you’ll likely be anxious and flustered. It is not the best time to try to find your insurance company’s phone number, your policy numbers, or research your coverage.

SERVPRO offers an app which can store all of the important information you need to respond to a disaster, so it is ready when and if you ever need it. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information, and policy numbers. It can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program.

About SERVPRO of West Forsyth County

SERVPRO of West Forsyth County understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire damage or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of West Forsyth County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of West Forsyth County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Visit us online or call 336-946-1131 for more information.