Every Restaurant Needs An Emergency Ready Plan
According to one report the United States sees approximately 8,000 restaurant fires each year. It notes that grease fires, gas leaks and faulty wiring leads to more than $200 million in property damage each year. And that figure does not account for the financial loss in down time while your business is being put back together.
Many chefs and business owners can sometimes forget about the risks of fire until it’s too late. Running a fast paced business like a restaurant that runs on ovens, stoves and fryers, and has major equipment working all the time like refrigeration and other appliances, always carries a potential risk of fire.
Prevention is critical for a restaurant. Making sure you are following state and local regulations for fire code is the first step. Assuring that your business has an adequate suppression system is another. And making sure you are maintaining your fire suppression and safety protocols is always very important. But another way to be ready for a disaster is to have an Emergency Ready Plan.
When you have put your life’s work into building your livelihood its gut-wrenching to see that all taken away with a spark that turns into a major fire. Having a plan to get yourself back up and running could save critical time and money from your business being down.
SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan puts you in the position to respond quickly and efficiently when disaster strikes. An app-based Emergency Ready Profile is created for your business at no cost to you, and it details all the critical information that someone would need when responding to the aftermath of a fire. It gets our teams to your site quick, and they know exactly the lay of the land, where important cut-offs are, and what the size and scope of the operation looks like to provide the appropriate response.
When facing the risks of fire and all the damage that comes with it, you need to have a plan and some confidence that there is a path to getting back up and running. Whether you are running a restaurant, or any other type of business, an Emergency Ready Plan is a great tool to have.