The impact of a having a business close due to Unforeseen Circumstances
The pandemic has hammered small businesses across the United States — an alarming trend for an economy that’s trying to rebound from the deepest, fastest recession in U.S. history. Normally, small employers are a vital source of hiring after a recession. They account for nearly half the economy’s output and an outsize portion of new jobs.
Roughly one in five small businesses have closed, according to numerous surveys. Restaurants, bars, beauty shops and other retailers that involve face-to-face contact have been hardest hit at a time when Americans are trying to keep distance from one another.
From personal experience, watching friends and families struggle with shutting down their businesses every other week due to possible exposure has been rough. Not only does a business have to worry about the normal causes such as water/fire damage and mold, but with the current pandemic, anytime an employee gets sick; the majority of small business owners choose to close from anywhere from a day or two to a week or more.
Thankfully, SERVPRO can help with the reopening process. Our Covid clean ups involve using hospital-grade disinfectants and thoroughness; thus, reassuring the customer base and employees that all is well, and it is safe to come back.