Plan to Re-Open Your Covina Coffee Shop Quickly After Flood Damage
Stayed Prepared for Flood Damage
Covina coffee shop owners are right to be concerned about the impact of flooding, especially when they have to close their business down for cleanup and restoration. No business owner wants to face flood damage, but it is better to prepare so you can minimize harm and loss of earnings.
The key to minimizing profit loss after flood damage to your Covina coffee shop is to plan and put processes in place to protect your physical property and support your staff in the event of an emergency. Do not assume that your business is safe - flood damage is a risk for many businesses, and it is better to plan.
The first step is to secure the building itself. Check for structural integrity and get any leaks, missing roof tiles, old windows, or flood-prone basements fixed straight away. Install storm shutters if you can. Prepare your building as well as you can so it has a better chance of withstanding a serious storm or flood.
Think about what to do with your supplies in the event of a flood. Coffee beans and ground blends, teabags, and ingredients such as flour do not fare well in water. Make sure your premises has plenty of raised shelving and storage, so there is less chance of food spoilage.
Think about the paperwork side of your business, too. Keep electronic backups of all invoices, payroll details, receipts and spreadsheets, and always keep a backup off the premises too. Plan so that no vital information is lost in the event of a flood.
Make sure your employees know what to do and how to get in touch with you and each other in an emergency. Prepare for the fact that phone lines and the internet might be down, and arrange alternative means of getting in touch. Consider setting up a “contact tree” so each employee reaches out to the next person until everyone is in touch. Ask your employees to get in touch during a disaster even if they are not at work that day.
Our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to pump and extract water from your coffee shop, and we equip our team with powerful fans, air movers, dehumidifiers and moisture probes to get your premises dry and ready to re-open.
SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan is a free app you can use to plan for natural disasters and other events such as fire, flood, water damage, and mold.
For help with flood cleanup in Azusa, Irwindale and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 for assistance today.
To learn more about Covina, visit https://www.covinaca.gov/.