Disasters occur randomly and unexpectedly.
While we never want you to experience a disaster like a severe storm, flood, or hurricane, you should be prepared for these events. As a Media, PA resident, we’re sure you’re used to the fluctuations in weather that can occur on the East Coast. Still, it’s important to be an active participant in preparing for these types of events.
Today we’re going to share some tips for preparing an emergency kit. In these situations, safety is of the utmost importance. When the event settles, you can begin to think about disaster restoration services.
Create a List
Creating a list of needed items serves multiple purposes. First, having a list will let you know exactly what you need to purchase. Second, the act of creating the list itself will conjure up ideas you may not have thought of passively.
To create your list, think of necessity items you use that are vital to you and your family members. Also, consider items you’d need to have if you were away from your home for an extended period of time.
This list could include items like:
- Copies of important legal documents
- Items for eyesight and hearing
In addition to this list, you want to make sure your emergency kit comes with these staple items:
- First Aid Kit
- 1 gallon of water per person for 3 days
- A 3-day supply of non-perishables and pet food
- Multiple flashlights and batteries
- Extra cell phone with charger
- Portable emergency powered radio
- Lighters and/or matches
- Multi-tool pocket knife
- Non-electric can opener
- A length of sturdy rope
- Duct tape
- Personal hygiene products
- A means to purify water such as a water purifier tablet
- Over-the-counter pain reliever
With these items in place, you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. If there’s a severe weather event, make sure to follow the details from the emergency broadcast system and don’t return to your home until it’s safe to do so.
When it’s time for disaster restoration services, contact your insurer and then contact ServiceMaster by ARTec immediately at (610) 626-9002.
We’ll be at your property within 2 to 4 hours to provide disaster restoration services and bring your home to its pre-loss state as soon as possible.