Life in Houston has sure been unpredictable. The Great Storm of 1900 rolled over Galveston with a 15 foot water surge and scoured the island: almost every home, business, road, water main, and especially the rail line. Galveston never recovered its commercial position.
Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricanes Ike, Alicia, Rita and Katrina have battered the gulf coast and caused billions of dollars in damage. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey maxed out everyone’s ability to continue business with obstacles: closed roads, power outages, supply shortages and emotional stress.
Disasters vary wildly in nature. When exploring commercial disaster recovery and reconstruction plans in Magnolia, we at Century Construction know very well that the only ‘typical’ feature is that it will never be typical. As the old saying goes “hope for the best, but plan for the worst.”
Disaster Recovery Defined
The goal of disaster recovery involves the restoration of business and community activities that were disrupted by disaster impacts; things exactly as they were before the disaster struck. The recovery process involves both activities that were planned before disaster impact and those that were improvised after disaster impact.
Workplace Recovery for Your Organization
Workplace recovery ensures that you’ll maintain your operations with as little downtime as possible. Though it may be common in blockbuster films and Houstonians memoires, natural disasters are rarely the cause of destruction. Businesses are far more likely to deal with electrical fires, burst water mains, power surges, and marble sized hail.
The best way to figure out what you need is to consult a team of experts that know all about workplace recovery and business continuity. Century Construction can help with commercial fire damage, regional catastrophic events, commercial water damage, industrial cleaning, sick buildings, mold and indoor air quality needs.
Mobilize, Prioritize, and Maximize
As soon as Century Construction understands the nature and magnitude of the loss, they assemble the right team of people and the right equipment to get the job done. They draw upon pre-arranged agreements with suppliers in your immediate area to have equipment and supplies on site right away.
After your property damage has been scoped, they work with your insurance company to reach an agreement on costs to repair the damages. Once that is complete, repair trades and crews will begin restoring your property from start to finish.
Century Construction balances safety and speed to get your business working again: emergency services, debris removal, commercial construction, even retrofitting existing buildings into temporary workspaces.
Disaster Reconstruction In Magnolia
Now that the immediate disaster has passed, how will you rebuild? When you contact professionals to perform reconstruction services, be realistic about how much you want to delegate. Certified professionals are trained to prevent additional damage to your property while the reconstruction plans are put in place.
Instead of hiring separate contractors to restore and rebuild a damaged building, consider retaining the company that handled the initial disaster response to provide continuity. By coordinating a full range of restoration services, you could have your business up and running quicker with less disruptions to your workflow.
Century Construction Services is based in Magnolia and serves the greater Houston area. Contact us for all your disaster reconstruction needs.