26 Aug What to Do When Your Workplace Needs Emergency Restorations
Emergencies can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, that means that accidents can happen in the office. Emergencies bring a lot of stress on you and your company. You have to find a way to keep up productivity while recovering your workspace. If you have flooding, that means that you need to get all new equipment, worry about mold, and maybe even begin to look for a new space. With fires, the entire structure might need to be rebuilt depending on the extent of the damage.
Even though it seems overwhelming, there are steps you can take to recover and come out stronger than before. First, take a deep breath. Things will get settled. This is a minor setback in the larger scale of things. Now, let’s go over what you should do to get back on your feet.
1. An Expert Is Your Best Friend
The first thing you should do after an emergency has ruined your office is to call emergency restoration services. They are trained to help you recover from a disaster. At AllDry, our team will work with you to get the best solution at the best rate.
A good emergency repair provider should be able to quote you for the damage repairs. They won’t try to make you spend more than necessary.
The expert also will be realistic with you. They will let you know exactly what you need to fix the damage and how much it will cost. Plus, they’ll tell you whether or not paying for the damages will be worth it. In some cases, they’ll let you know that it might be better just to look for a new property.
2. You’ll Need a New Temporary Location
If the emergency repair team decides the damages can be fixed, it’s time to sit tight. But you can’t just stop working. You’ll lose a lot of profit, and your workers will be out of a job for a while if you have to shut down the workspace for repairs. That means you need a temporary location. Somewhere that you can stay in cheaply and still get work done as well.
When choosing a temporary location, keep these things in mind. You’ll want a space that is already furnished since you’ll most likely be spending money on new furniture for your damaged property. You’ll also want to consider the WiFi situation, especially if your office relies on it. You want to find a space that has high-speed WiFi for a good price.
For your employees, consider a temporary office in a nearby location to the other space. If the temporary office is across town, it might be hard for your workers to make it to their shifts on time. You need to do a balancing act between cheap space and being accessible for your workers.
3. Estimate Costs of New Equipment (Depending on Damages)
This is something you sit down and do with the other managers/business owners (if applicable). Once the initial repairs are going smoothly, the emergency repair team should let you know what they saved. If most of the desks and computers are alright, you don’t need to buy a lot of new equipment. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes you need to re-furnish the entire office. It all depends on the situation.
If you have a rough guess about the equipment you’ll need, then you can add that to the repair costs. With this number in mind, your team should be able to create a plan of action. An emergency shouldn’t be the reason your business goes bankrupt. You just need to plan carefully in order to avoid over-purchasing equipment that you don’t need.
4. Keep Up Morale
This might be the most important step for continuity. With emergencies, it’s easy for the team to become discouraged and less productive. Try to encourage your team to continue working. The temporary location can be promoted as a mini-vacation from the old office. It’s good to get out of the same space once in a while. Use this as a time to team build and foster workplace friendships.
A disaster hitting the office might seem like the end of the world. But if you follow the steps listed above, you should be able to recover quickly and come out of the fire stronger.