The best way to ensure a commercial or nonprofit organization remains strong is to protect and ensure the regular, consistent flow of business. Unexpected downtime of any kind is one of the worst risks to any organization’s bottom line. The longer the downtime lasts, the more likely it is that a business or nonprofit will end up closing its doors for good.
That’s why it pays to plan ahead by establishing a Commercial Emergency Plan before a disaster strikes your organization. Simply knowing what to do and who to call can go a long way toward minimizing any downtime and maximizing your organization’s recovery so you can return to your work fast. TRILINK offers detailed, reliable commercial emergency planning to ensure your Oklahoma business or nonprofit is protected, assisted, and back on its feet as soon as possible.
Think it’s unlikely that your organization will deal with an emergency that shuts you down? Trust us—we’ve been there. In April 2017, much of our facility was destroyed by a storm. So, we know how valuable it is to have professional help from a restoration company to protect your bottom line and keep you going.
Among the organizations that benefit from a well-designed emergency restoration management plan:
- Tribal properties
- Multi-unit residential complexes—such as apartments and townhomes
- Hospitality facilities
- Hotels and conference centers
- Medical clinics
- Assisted living residence
- Educational institutions
- Insurance providers or agents (who recommend a commercial emergency plan)
If your organization fits into any of these categories, it’s a good idea to find out about the commercial emergency planning available to you.
4 Reasons to Create a Commercial Emergency Plan
Major losses, work stoppages, and interruptions in the regular flow of business can happen for many reasons. A host of disastrous situations can harm your property and result in unexpected downtime:
- Structural damage from rain, snow or ice
- Smoke damage
- Criminal activities
- Traumatic events
Situations like these are more likely than you might realize, and they can happen at any time, which is why it’s so important to establish a commercial emergency restoration management (CERM) plan now—before a problem arises.
Here’s why a CERM plan is so valuable to businesses and nonprofit organizations:
1. Protects You from the Eventuality of a Disaster
Unfortunately, tornadoes, heavy rains and all sorts of other property emergencies are common in Oklahoma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that 40-60 percent of businesses close permanently after a disaster.
But the likelihood of recovery is higher for commercial organizations that set a plan in place ahead of time. Having a plan is one key element in helping your business or nonprofit beat the odds.
2. Provides Direction in an Emergency
If you’ve ever dealt with an emergency in your personal life, then you know how stressful it can be. It’s hard to make decisions when you’re under pressure.
For businesses, this stress can be even worse, because it gets compounded by the financial impact of downtime, employees being displaced, and so much more. It’s complicated to face a commercial disaster, and there are so many areas that need to be tackled.
A CERM plan defines what needs to happen, who does it, and when—so your whole team knows what to do and who to contact as soon as an emergency arises. This reduces the stress of the situation and makes it easier to move forward into solutions that give you confidence.
3. Reduces Downtime
The longer a commercial property stays closed down, the less likely it is to bounce back successfully. Downtime hurts a business or nonprofit organization in several ways, including loss of good employees, loss of clients who can’t wait around for you to get back to work, and more.
All of this results in the worst thing a commercial property needs—a loss in income and decreased profits. So, it’s easy to see why an organization would have trouble surviving a long-term stoppage.
A comprehensive commercial emergency plan helps get things back on track quickly—from clearing up debris and cleaning up smoke and moisture damage to restoring documents and remediating structural damage to buildings. The faster the property gets restored, the faster you can get back to work, lessening the impact of downtime on your bottom line.
4. Decreases Overall Damage
Having a plan with a commercial emergency restoration company ensures their team will be able to get onsite quickly and start acting on the plan you already decided on, mitigating damage and delays.
Enjoy Peace of Mind with a Solid Commercial Emergency Plan
Don’t wait until a disaster occurs to get help. Get prepared instead—starting today—by setting up a commercial emergency restoration management plan that covers your commercial property and helps get you back to business swiftly and seamlessly.
At TRILINK, we make it easy to create a detailed, complete commercial emergency plan. Simply contact us for a consultation, or start your commercial profile online—and discover the peace of mind that comes from knowing your Oklahoma area business, nonprofit, or commercial property is secure in times of disaster.