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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Staying Prepared for Disaster in Houston, TX

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Flood damage due to Tropical storms can be very difficult to clean up as a DIY. Most insurance companies cover losses after a storm saving you time and money.

However, it is in very important that you act quickly and protect your belongings. The first step is to contact a professional to clean up before more damage has time to happen.

If your house or business is involved in a flood from a tropical storm call a professional. They can clean and dry your home quickly after a disaster. But it is always 

Disaster preparation is very important. A disaster plan will begin with an evacuation plan. Every person in the home or business should know the plans for evacuation. Routes should be mapped out and practice drills are a great idea.

Another great idea is for the group to prepare an emergency backup kit. If a disaster were to occur and the group was unable to leave, they will be able to survive with a survival kit. Make sure to include the following items in the survival kit.

1. Water: make sure there is enough water for each person in the group. Three to seven days is a reasonable amount of water to set aside for each person.

2. Flashlights or candles: these will help if the electricity goes out.

3. First aid kit: pack a first aid kit with Tylenol pain reliever, band aids, tape, gauze, antibiotic ointment and eye rinse.

4. Food: protein bars and can meats are good sources for keeping your energy level up. Juices are great if a person is diabetic. The American Red Cross will be around the area for disasters such as storms and floods. They usually help the community by providing shelters and food supplies until the people can recover themselves.

Restoration specialists and the Red Cross are trained to come in after a disaster. They know to turn off the electricity. They know to make sure everyone is safe before they begin to clean.

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