Having an ERP is Important to Prevent Water Damage
Having an Emergency Response Plan in place is imperative when owning or managing a business.
SERVPRO of Katy, Cypress, Champions, and 1960 offers a complimentary service to any business that doesn't have a sufficient plan. Emergency Ready Profiles or ERP's are an excellent way to be proactive ahead of any disaster. The plans are compiled by our team of experts and documents with photos and directions all sensitive areas in your building such as shut-off valves and exits. We will tag for you all of the important shut-offs so your employees will know what to do and where things like gas, electrical, sprinklers, and water shut-offs are located.
ERPs have all the important information a company would need during an emergency such as insurance contacts, policy information, and local emergency responders. The plan is available on SERVPRO's Ready App so it can be accessed at any time, any place and has a click to call feature.
This month, SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress/Champions/1960 had a customer hit the click to call button after a fire. The fire caused damage to the main residence where it started. A burnt mattress, smoke, and soot damage, but nothing major from the fire.
The biggest problem came from the sprinkler system and the thousands of gallons the local fire department used to eliminate any hot spots. When the smoke had settled, the water found its way from the 19th floor all the way to the ground level of the building.
Our crews worked to get our equipment up the stairs, placing dryers on each floor in order to start the dry out process. After a week of running the equipment, moisture tests were performed successfully. We had accomplished drying the whole building out. SERVPRO finished the job with reconstruction to the affected unit.
This instance shows how any fire, big or small, will leave damage not only from smoke and soot, but also from water used to put out the fire. Mold growth can occur rapidly, and a number of other issues can spring up. Make sure your building has an emergency response plan in the event of any fire or water emergency.
Call SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress/Champions/1960 to learn more about getting your free Emergency Response Plan from the professionals.