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3 Disaster Preparedness Tips

February 14th, 2017

There’s never a good time for disaster to strike your home or area. The unfortunate truth is that sometimes calamity does strike, pipes do burst, flames and soot do carpet homes, and mold does infest even the most careful homeowners’ dwellings. What’s the answer?  What should a homeowner do to prepare for these assaults to their homes and where should they turn for disaster restoration services?  Read on for three tips to prepare yourself for calamity from your friendly disaster restoration specialists.


Know the Plan

Have a plan.  Know the plan.  Follow the plan.  In the case of any home disaster, it’s important to have a plan in place.  Apply this principle to your location and what kinds of disasters are expected.  In the Midwest, we’re looking at burst pipes, flooding, tornadoes, blizzards, and fires.  We’re unlikely to see a hurricane in a landlocked state like Wisconsin, but if you’re in Florida or somewhere on the coasts, plan accordingly.

Your plan should include what to do, where to go if home isn’t an option, and who to contact in the case of any disaster situation.


Have a Supply Cache

What happens if you have to suddenly evacuate your home?  Or what if you’re stuck in your house for an extended period of time with no access to groceries, or what if communications are down?  Are you prepared for those possibilities?  Building a simple supply cache with non-perishable goods and refreshing the cache regularly to make sure you’re not keeping expired food is a great way to be prepared for disaster.  A go bag for a quick evacuation situation is an excellent preparedness step as well.


Discuss Regularly

Disasters are scary, but in order to be prepared, it’s important to to discuss the plan regularly and maybe even roleplay to solidify the reality of a potential disaster.  By keeping it fresh, the plan will be easier to follow in a panic and new ideas can be added to adjust to specific needs.


Disaster Restoration Services to fit your needs

Whether the home disaster you’re facing is community wide or focused solely on your home, it’s important to be prepared and stay safe.  After the dust has settled, contact the experts at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning for disaster restoration services.

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