Please don't go into your establishment's premises unless firefighters tell you it's all right to do so. Debris from a fire may leave unseen elements that are unsafe. Moving the items from your establishment may affect the insurance coverage benefits your business gets. To ensure you get a fair amount of reimbursement, leave it up to damage assessors to assess the calamity damage.
Contact the Insurance Provider Right Away
Specialists from your insurance provider can start the process of reimbursement by assessing the fire damage. You'll be informed of the do's, and don’ts in protecting the calamity insurance benefits you'll get. Afterward, you shall get the advice of the total amount of insurance reimbursement your business will receive. If you're renting a business space, speak to the insurance provider of your landlord, too.
After the Clearance, Get Rid of Essential Stuff
Examples include business licenses, inventory documents, accounting papers, employee documentation, insurance data, cash, credit cards, and checkbooks. Don't retrieve your stuff from a fire safe until these things have cooled off. Otherwise, they or the safe may burst into flames.
Notify the Nearest Law Enforcement Agency
Prevent other problems such as vandalism, theft, and liabilities from occurring after a fire. Notify the nearest law enforcement agency as to the calamity your business suffered. Additionally, inform employees, clients, suppliers, vendors, post office, utility, and credit card companies that there was a fire in your establishment. Informing these parties enables them to plan what to do about the situation.
Turn off the Utilities
Turn off the valve's water, gas, and metered electricity to prevent more fire from erupting or spreading.
It's still not the end of the world if a fire damages your business. Remember, it's not too late to start over. Remain calm, composed, and objective, and you're sure to overcome challenges brought about by a calamity.
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