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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit
Essentials for your emergency preparedness kit.
Disasters don’t happen every day, but when they do, you need to be prepared. Every household should have an emergency plan in place to make sure they are ready when disaster strikes.
The best way to be ready for a disaster is to make an emergency preparedness kit. This kit is full of essential items that are needed for you to survive for at least 72 hours. Some important items to consider adding to your kit include the following:
Hydration is key to survival! Ideally, you want 1 gallon of water per person, per day for at least 3 days.
Along with water, you need food to survive! When packing your food be sure to pack non-perishable items in your kit. You should have at least enough food for 3 days, but more is ideal.
Packing a can opener might seem random, but with all of the non-perishables you’re packing, you’ll be happy you packed one!
Flashlight & Batteries
If the powers out, the lights are out. Having a flashlight and extra batteries will help brighten up those dark nights.
Hand Crank Radio or Battery Powered Radio
Having one of these on deck will help keep you informed and updated during the disaster.
Having this in your kit will help you be prepared if someone gets injured. Items such as Neosporin, ban-aids, and gauze will be incredibly helpful.
This is intended to be a signal for help; 3 blasts from a whistle is an international distress signal. The best place to keep it is on your keychain or taped under a table in your home for easy access.
Packing matches and emergency slow-burning candles are a great alternative to flashlights. Having a candle burning gives you an additional light source during the disaster.
Whether you’re dealing with smoke, pollution, or viruses, having a dust mask on hand and decrease your risk of inhaling contaminated air.
Cell Phone with Chargers and a Backup Battery
In this day and age, we heavily rely on our cell phones to communicate with our family and friends. Having a backup battery reassures you that even if the power goes out, you can still use your phone.
All of these items are essential to your survival during a disaster. Every household should have their emergency preparedness kit ready to go. Make sure that these items are placed in easy-to-carry containers and are labeled, so they are easily identified. Place your kit in a convenient and easy to reach location in your home.
In addition to these items, it’s also important to think about the area in which you live and other items specifically for your needs. For example: prescription medications, infant formula, diapers, wipes, bottles, and pet food/water.
Remember, it’s never too early to buy emergency supplies and prepare for disaster. Natural disasters can happen at any time and affect people all around the world. With this in mind, you should prepare your home just like you are preparing your emergency kit. Here at SERVPRO of Bath, we have unlimited licensed builders with over 40 years of experience repairing damage to buildings just like yours. When disaster strikes, your focus should be on safety. We’ll take care of the repair.
Don't Forget to Call Your Insurance Agent
Call SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids today!
If you suffer from a property loss, your agent will be your ally.
Your agent is the person who is trained and will help you return your home or business back to normal if you suffer a disaster, like a fire, flood, burst pipe or mold.
While you may not give your agent much thought over time, SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids interacts with them on a regular basis.
Insurance agents understand your policies. This alone provides reassurance during a disaster and the mitigation process. Consider: your condominium (floors, walls, & ceiling) are soaked by water from a flood in a neighboring unit. In this case, there likely are more than one policy in effect (Yours, neighbors, and possible the land lords).
During this time all you want is your life to return back to normal. Your agent will know what is covered and will help get the process of drying, cleaning, and remediation started.
Our team here are SERVPRO Roanoke Rapids lives in the disaster world and we know what to do and who to speak with to minimize the disruption to you. That is why we are such fans of engaged agents.
IICRC Certified Firm
We are in IICRC Certified Franchise.
SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
- Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
- Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
- Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
- Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
- Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry.
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids
SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Satisfied Customers of SERVPRO Roanoke Rapids
Call SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids where are customers are our number one priority
We strive every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always so happy to get positive feedback from our customers.
Here are some recent quotes from real customers:
“I would recommend SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids to family and friends. Their staff kept us informed and had the knowledge on what to do from start to finish. “
“I have heard so many great things about SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids. When I call them they were very impressive when they arrived at our house to fix the water damage.”
“Thank you for holding the course. SERVPRO did a fantastic job presenting the course material. The course was information packed, thought provoking and memorable. Your company provides a valuable and much needed service to our community. I am very much interested in taking any future courses you and your team offer. Thank you again!”
If you have water damage from something minor such as a toilet leaking or something major to a pipe bursting and flooding your entire home give us a call at (252)537.3473. We are a family owned business and know that each job is not simply a job but is someone allowing us to come into their homes during a very stressful time. One of our main goals is to help make it a little less stressful on you.
For Immediate Service in Roanoke Rapids, Call SERVPRO
Roanoke Rapids Residents: We provide immediate service 24/7!
SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to any type and size of disaster. We will respond immediately to your emergency and have the knowledge to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
We are known for:
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call us anytime - 252.537.3473
Pros Of Having Renters Insurance
Over 90% of homeowners have an insurance policy on their home however, less than 40% of renters have renters insurance. When a landlord owns the building or home you are living in, they most likely will only have insurance just for the structure but not what is inside.
Unfortunately, your landlord’s property insurance will not help you if a disaster were to strike. Below are a few pros to having renters insurance:
- If your personal belonging have been damaged or stolen, a basic insurance plan will reimburse you for those items.
- Damage caused by a fire or flood will be covered by a renter’s policy. Also, if your apartment or home was severely damaged and was not livable, insurance will pay or help you pay for other living arrangements.
Although you may not be a homeowner, renters insurance provides you with many protections that may be beneficial in the future or in the event of an emergency. Plans can sometimes be as low as $12 a month. Here at SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids, we work with your insurance and here to help! Call us today – 252.537.3493