In Bradenton, Disasters Do Not Come Just From Storms
We participated in the Manatee County Disaster Preparedness Expo. There were three speakers talking about their experiences with hurricanes in Florida and around the Gulf Region. One of the points the speakers mentioned over and over again is that we have not had a named storm hit Florida in 12 years. This doesn’t seem right, but it is true! I would encourage you not to be apathetic and to treat each hurricane season seriously and listen to what your preferred meteorologist has to say.
The theme of the Expo was Business Recovery. Their data states that 40% of businesses do not recover from a disaster. This is a very high number and the major cause is lack of business insurance or being under-insured. Hurricane or no hurricane this year, disasters are not just large storms. Here’s a list of potential “disasters” that can ruin a business or cause disruption to your operations:
- Large thunderstorm with damaging winds and rain
- Sewage backup
- Plumbing leaks
- Fire Sprinkler Activation
- Fire and smoke damage
Do you know what to do if one the above should occur in your business? Does your insurance cover all of the above perils? Do you have a business interruption policy to cover your loss of income in the event of a disaster? I encourage you to sit down with your agent and ask these questions. A good policy should be designed to protect your financial interests.
At SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria, we are here to help in the event of a disaster. Our trained staff will respond quickly and professionally to your emergency needs. We will work with your insurance adjuster to restore your business and make it "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7/365.