MaintenX International Gives Businesses Recommendations for Restoration After a Hurricane

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The company wants to help businesses get back to business as soon as possible.

After a hurricane hits, you want to get your company back to normal business operations as soon as possible. MaintenX International can help companies recover from storms – and offers some key hurricane response and recovery recommendations as the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season approaches on June 1.

“After a major storm or hurricane, you need get back in business quickly,” said Bill Schaphorst, VP of Business Development at MaintenX International. “With a proper disaster plan and a team of trained staff in place, you will have a more effective response so you can lessen the impact of a hurricane on your business.”

MaintenX has helped local companies recover after hurricanes for more than a decade. The company has the following suggestions for facilities’ restoration:

1. Put People First
People are a company’s number one resource and priority. Above all else, make sure your employees are safe. This can include search and rescue efforts, injury treatments, and accounting for missing persons.

2. Triage
Once the hurricane is over and the threat is passed, it’s important to decide what tasks should be done first. Assess the damages and determine what are the top items you need to tackle immediately to get your company back online. Don’t get bogged down on items that aren’t mission critical.

3. Think Short-Term
Consider short-term recovery needs to get your business back up and running. This will include the restoration of communications and IT, alternative locations to continue to serve your customers, building and equipment repairs and staff schedules.

4. Think Long-Term
Based on damages, long-term recovery will also have to be considered. This includes filing necessary claims with insurance companies, performing repairs and determining what equipment needs to be replaced, as well as placing those orders.

5. Be Prepared and Stay Flexible
It’s important to take proper precautions when a hurricane is an imminent threat. Safeguarding your facility and training staff accordingly will result in faster response times. However, no matter how much you prepare for an emergency, it’s impossible to predict the actual course of events as they unfold. Awareness, communication and flexibility are also required.

For more information on how to plan for severe weather, visit: http://maintenx.com/disaster/.

ABOUT MAINTENX INTERNATIONAL:
MaintenX International is a fully-licensed general contracting company. As one of the largest national facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians that includes a national subcontractor network of over 45,000 members. For over 30 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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