Into the Flood Again
Owning a business in 2020 was hard.
Aside from the normal stressors of being an entrepreneur being ever-present in daily operations, we had the COVID-19 pandemic (and its subsequent lockdowns and restrictions) to contend with. 2020 was very difficult, indeed. One aspect of life that didn’t change or slow down at all was water losses. If anything, we saw an uptick.
Businesses considered non-essential were closed down for a few months following the initial lockdown orders. In that time, toilets still ran, sinks still leaked, and storms still battered the inland empire. Needless to say, without human intervention, many small problems quickly became much larger ones. As more and more business owners began reopening, more and more calls came in.
An important aspect of owning a business is the well-being and safety of your staff. An equally important thing to consider is the condition of your workplace environment. Many people learned that the hard way last year.
Always remember to routinely check common culprits. Is there a leak somewhere in your sink or toilet lines? Do you smell a musty or earthen odor in the bathroom or break room? Have you ensured that your smoke alarms are all in working order? These and other small things can help to prevent a major disaster down the line.
In the event that something does happen, you’re not completely out of luck. SERVPRO of Chino/Chino Hills is here 24/7, 365 days a year to have your back.
Business is tricky but with a little bit of help, we’ll keep it running smoothly.