GALLATIN, TN--(Marketwired - December 20, 2016) - With New Year's Eve rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to think about making some resolutions, according to SERVPRO®. While resolutions typically involve committing to personal changes and reaching goals, this industry-leading provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services says the single most important resolution both business and home owners can make for 2017 is to "Resolve to be Ready."
"Preparing in advance to deal with the unexpected can make a world of difference in how quickly and completely property owners can put the pieces of their lives back together," says Sue Steen, Servpro Industries, Inc., chief executive officer. "Emergency readiness plans are the foundation for effective and timely emergency response."
Steen encourages all property owners to take advantage of the no-cost emergency planning tools available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile and READY Plan Mobile App.
- FEMA resources include guidelines for a creating a Family Emergency Plan and Emergency Supply List, with additional tips for pet owners, seniors, people with disabilities, and even commuters.
- SERVPRO offers their free SERVPRO READY Plan app, which stores critical contact and property information electronically in advance, where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes.
For business owners:
- FEMA offers materials on topics ranging from creating a Business Continuity Plan to an Insurance Discussion Coverage Form in addition to guidelines for creating an Emergency Response Plan.
- For businesses, SERVPRO offers a no-cost facility assessment and assistance in creating a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). The ERP includes information about emergency contact numbers, priority and high/risk areas, shut-off valve locations and more that can then be stored in the READY app.
"The time to gather and store information like emergency contact numbers; insurance contacts; and the location of fuse boxes, fire suppression system controls, and such is before an emergency strikes, not during an emergency," says Steen. "Having this information at your fingertips can help emergency responders react as quickly and effectively as possible, helping to limit loss of property and even lives."
SERVPRO specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it "Like it never even happened," for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO, please visit www.servpro.com. To learn about SERVPRO's Emergency READY plan, please visit http://ready.servpro.com.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.