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We Get You Back To Business In Chicago After A Flood

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

large green machine in a parking lot Storm Damage can leave the site of the damage without power or without sufficient power to operate. Our team has the equipment to handle this.

Chicago Retail Flood Damage Risks Need Professional Attention

Every time meteorologists announce that a rainstorm battering Chicago approaches record-breaking status, you wonder if the next round of extreme weather will exceed the mark. Knowing that your store could be in the line of business-busting flooding after another storm is a scary proposition. We offer you an opportunity to plan for disaster and streamline recovery.

Operating a store on the Magnificent Mile means residents and visitors from around the world are in line to stroll into your high-end Chicago venue. Flood damage in Chicago impacts not only the customers who queued up to disappointment immediately after flood damages your premises, but also the friends and family to whom they express their frustration.

Business owners stand to lose more than inventory, equipment, and decor after a flood. Your reputation is also at stake. SERVPRO understands how essential a rapid and effective response is for the future of your store. We recommend working with us on an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) to prepare for a flooding crisis.  

An experienced SERVPRO manager inspects and assesses your store before any flood damage occurs. We do this for two reasons. First, to familiarize our team with the layout of your store and how you conduct your operations. Second, to note vulnerabilities on your retail floor, storage and inventory spaces, and offices or other areas. A thorough viewing allows us to plan the approach we need to respond to future flooding. It also permits us to make practical suggestions intended to minimize the probability of damage to the contents and structural components of your shop.

SERVPRO’s knowledge of the locations of utility shut-offs, drains, interior recesses, and other features unique to your store speeds our water removal and structural drying process. Understanding how you manage customer flow can help us prioritize and even plan with you strategies to keep a portion of your operations open during remediation.

Take advantage of our mobile app-driven Profile to designate SERVPRO as your mitigation and remediation contractor. Share the contact information of vendors and consultants who designed your spaces and systems if we have concerns or questions. Appoint trusted employees or other individuals to guide the recovery effort if you are unavailable or unable to do so yourself.

SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown knows the whole community benefits when you survive flooding events with your commercial property and customer base intact. Call us at (773) 434-9100 now for an ERP assessment.

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