Be Ready for Any Emergency Coming your Way!
What do you do to prepare for a snowstorm this winter?
A huge snowstorm is on the radar? What do you do in case of a blizzard or extreme cold? There are ways to properly prepare for this kind of weather, so everyone involved is safe! These strategies implemented will assist in making sure you have all the necessary items for these situations, who to call, etc.
We're here to help! First things first, always put together a communication plan for family or employees. This is so everyone knows the best form of contact with each other, where to go once disaster strikes, and simply what to do when this happens.
According to Ready.gov, you should always be prepared with an emergency kit that will contain essential items one would need in a disaster situations. This kits would contain items such as: one gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days, food, battery powered radio, first aid kit, and more! These type of items are extremely important to have in an emergency situation. In a horrible blizzard you may lose power, then how would you see in the house? Pack a flashlight in your kit.
Listed on Ready.gov are the important items needed in an emergency situation:
1. Water (1 gallon per person per day)
3. Battery powered radio
5. First Aid
6. Extra batteries
More listed on ready.gov!
OK, my emergency kit is ready...now what?
Well, now you must prepare your property. What does that mean?
Keep warm air inside! This means keep the house as warm as possible. If the air drops too low, and your house can't remain warm, that will not be fun.
Part of being prepared means understanding where things are, and how to shut them off. For instance, what if you use a space heater incorrectly by putting it too close to an object and that object catches on fire? DON'T PANIC! You prepared for this...you showed everyone in the family how to use a fire extinguisher. PHEW, close one!!!
The situation listed above is a good example of how to be prepared. The damage could have been a ton worse if the parties involved didn't know how to use a fire extinguisher. Knowing this information as well as know where water shut offs are will be important information to know. For instance, you're going on vacation to Hawaii during the month of January where it expects to get VERY COLD. Lucky you for getting to go to Hawaii. You should probably shut off your water to avoid freezing pipes. You're already running late for your flight and you need to do this one last thing: turn off the water. But WAIT, you learned where the water shut off is and how to shut it off, so you turn it off quickly, run out the door, and make your flight. It's that easy!
Congratulations, you learned some ways to prepare for the cold!! But, that's not it! There's so much more you can learn...stay tuned for our next blog! We'll tell you some more strategies on how to be prepared this winter.
For your home or business, you can implement our Emergency Readiness Profile (AKA ERP). With this we will put together an organized list of who to call, where all utility shut offs are, important insurance information & more! SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is Faster to Any Sized Disaster and with this ERP, you can minimize damages to your home or property. How though?! You'll learn in future blogs :)
Call SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton at (215)536-7989 if you need us, we'll make any damage look "Like it never even happened."