SERVPRO South Sarasota ERP Lunch And Learn
The team from SERVPRO of South Sarasota held a Lunch and Learn Event with members of the local business community. We discussed why they need to pre-plan before the next hurricane, tropical storm, or other disasters.
Pre-planning is critical, especially when you have what is referred to in our industry, as a catastrophic event. If you do not have a pre-plan, you are out of luck. SERVPRO’s pre-plan is the Emergency Ready Profile.
If someone does come knocking on your door offering help after a disaster, we recommend that you run or order them to get off your property. Remember what happened after the hurricanes came through in 2004 and 2005. The unlicensed builders and out-and-out con men who preyed on people in need are why the State of Florida passed so many new building codes and statutes.
Every client with an Emergency Ready Profile already in place is on a list with the SERVPRO of South Sarasota Emergency Response Team and their Storm Team. That means each home has pre-assigned team members. In case of a disaster, these technicians contact the residents and go out to these homes to see if there is an issue. They fix it on the spot or if they cannot, immediately put the address on the repair schedule.
With an Emergency Ready Profile in hand, anyone responding to a call knows the location of gas, water, and electrical cut-off switches, the power box, and everything else they need to know to get started immediately.