Disasters: Are you in denial?

Unfortunately, natural and man-made disasters strike every day. Our staff attended a meeting of the Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management and found some useful safety information that we would like to pass along to you and your business.

First– some alarming data for small business owners! According to the Small Business Administration, at least 25% of businesses impacted by a disaster do not reopen. Additionally, more than 60% of businesses affected by a man-made or natural disaster close within two years. Staggering statistics!

So, what should you be doing?

Create a disaster preparedness plan. Use an all-hazards approach and include the four phases of disaster recovery: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

Mitigation seeks to help you fix the cycle of disaster damage by addressing issues that may continue to arise with additional disasters.

Preparedness addresses evaluating, planning, and taking corrective action against the potential for a disaster. Consider taking a disaster preparedness class

Response includes the steps you will take to immediately address actions to save lives, protect property, and meet basic human needs. Preparedness also helps you reduce property damage.

Recovery is the development and execution of restoration plans. How exactly will you keep in business and move your company along? Remember, too, that local and federal governments may not be in a position to help you immediately… and may actually need your help in some situations.

Develop and practice your plan. Be ready!


At American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC, we have multiple certified technicians and site managers who are certified by ACME Environmental (#071713-6). Our certifed technicians and removal process will allow you to have peace of mind that your mold is removed quickly and safely.Call us today!