What can you do before a Storm arrives?
Floods can be surprising, and they can catch you off guard. Water is incredibly damaging, and most people would be surprised at what water can do once it sneaks its way into your home. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is here for you for suggestions and life saving tips.
Our crews are highly trained and licensed to work in these situations. It is important to us to get out there and protect your property as quickly and professionally as possible, as we ensure the water will not migrate and cause additional damage to the surrounding areas.
Flooding can be dangerous and scary. Be sure to have emergency kits with you at all times in case of a storm.
If for any reason, you and your family are unable to make it out of your home or town when a storm is coming, there are ways to be Storm Ready.
Follow the steps below to feel better prepared when a storm hits:
1.) Have a home emergency plan. Know all your safe exit points of the home, what to do with pets, keep on hand at least 2 Emergency Kits, and let your neighbors know you are still at the home.
2.) Stock up on the easy essential foods, water, toiletries, candles, lighters, and flashlights. Have plenty of blankets and pillows handy.
3.) Keep some games and toys for the children handy--Waiting for the storm to pass over might get boring in some cases.
4.) Secure loose things around and on your property.
5.) Make sure there are no branches hanging over your home or garage.
6.) Stay indoors when the storm is upon you.
7.) Ensure your home, contents and car insurance is adequate and current.
8.) Learn how to safely turn off your power, water, and gas.
9.) Keep a battery powered radio nearby so you can keep up with warnings and updates on the storm.
10.) Keep water containers, a camping stove and fuel safely on-hand.
Stay safe and prepared for storms in your area.
Call us at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West for more information on preparedness.