Being vandalized isn’t exactly something you can plan for, especially when you own a business. You hope that every day you go to open your business things will be just like they were the night before when you closed down. Unfortunately, you cannot always determine when disaster is going to strike and you are going to be the victim of a heinous crime. Vandalism can throw you for a loop and leave you struggling to figure out what you are going to do next. To help you along the way, here are three things you need to do after being vandalized.
Contact your insurance company.
The first thing you want to do is to put in a call to your insurance company to get the process going. Without filing a claim, there is no way for you to get reimbursed for everything you lost in the vandalism. Whether it be your actual products or just the physical construction of your business, you don’t want to leave anything out of the equation. You pay the insurance company to protect you and your belongings, so you need to let them do just that for you.
Hire someone to clean the mess up for you.
Next, you need to focus on getting everything cleaned up and out of the way so you can get back to doing business again. The longer things are in disarray, the more money you are going to lose. This is why you need to get things going and cleaned up right away. At Atlantic Sweeping, we have a team of professionals who are ready to get working on your clean-up in no time. We will come out and get your property taken care of in a timely fashion and haul away all of the debris and junk from the whole ordeal. Our team makes the process as simple and effortless as possible, so you can focus on other aspects of your business.
Reorder items that were lost or damaged.
If any of your products were damaged or lost, you need to reorder them and make sure you have them back in stock for when you are able to reopen. You don’t want customers to come into the store and not be able to get the items that they have come to know and love so much. Spend some time going through everything and making sure that you have everything you need on hand as quickly as possible. This will also help you with filling out the paperwork for the insurance company to let them know what it is that you lost.
By going through the three things above, you can make sure you get everything you need taken care of for your business. Vandalism might not be something that you could have planned for, but you don’t have to let it take you down and cause your business to suffer. While it might be stressful, you can get through it slowly and surely to help restore your business and get everything back on track.