Emergency Loss Mitigation Recommendations

Emergency Loss Mitigation Recommendations

Emergency Loss Mitigation Recommendations

For most people dealing with the aftermath of a significant fire or flood the experience is often chaotic and very stressful. Just establishing how bad the physical effects have been is hard enough but then trying to decide what to start sorting out first is quite often bewildering. Unfortunately it is during the first few hours and days after a significant event that clear thinking and decision-making are most urgently required because to get it wrong at this point can potentially lead to your business failing.

For anyone impacted by a disaster it’s a very steep learning curve. They will have no prior knowledge as to how buildings and their services and contents can be impacted by combustion contamination such as corrosive smoke. They have no idea how floodwater can penetrate into the fabric of the structure. They definitely don’t realise that response time is of the essence; that delay in mitigating the on-going deterioration will not only compound the initial fire/flood damage but can in many cases exceed it particularly where corrosive smoke deposits are attacking susceptible surfaces, such as electronic circuit boards, not damaged by the actual fire.

What is needed in such circumstances is expert advice as to the identification of what has been affected and how. Advice that will include what can be done in the short term to arrest/significantly slow down the deterioration process to ‘buy thinking time’ for crucial business decisions to be made. Advice that will be practical in nature that will allow actions to be taken that will enhance the recovery process and not be a distraction.

Davis French and Associates are experts in the post fire/flood incident identification of contaminated/susceptible equipment/machinery, contents, buildings and services. They can very rapidly devise and implement action plans for emergency loss mitigation measures either by working directly with the affected company or with an appointed damage management contractor to minimize on-going deterioration. We take on the responsibility for preventing the problem getting worse whilst allowing you to concentrate on saving your business.

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