Expert Tips for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, Future Emergency Preparation

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Mr. Electric, Glass Doctor and Rainbow International offer tips to homeowners in desperate need of service and repair from Hurricane Sandy.

With more than eight million Americans without power and 38 people reported dead in the U.S. from the super storm so far, Hurricane Sandy has homeowners in desperate need of service and repair.

“It’s important for those affected by the devastation to take action and begin clean-up efforts to keep from causing additional damage,” Glass Doctor® President Mark Liston.

If your home has experienced damage from Hurricane Sandy, consider the following tips from service experts Glass Doctor, Mr. Electric® and Rainbow International®:

  •     Turn off the breaker in the damaged area before you unplug or remove any electrical devices located near wet carpet.
  •     Place aluminum foil under the legs of any furniture in contact with wet carpet to prevent stains on the carpet.
  •     Remove books, shoes, paper goods, fabrics, potted plants, and other items from the floor to prevent stains.
  •     Don’t use a vacuum, since electrical shock may result.

Take a proactive stance and make sure your home or business is ready for the next storm. Hurricane Sandy serves as an example of the importance of storm preparation. Utilize the following to begin your emergency planning:

  •     Contact a certified electrician to perform a generator consultation.
  •     Store enough non-perishable food and water for two weeks.
  •     Secure windows with plywood panels or call Glass Doctor to board up your windows prior to the storm.
  •     Have an Emergency Storm Kit stocked with a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries and a radio.

By taking precautions today, your home and family will be protected from future storms. For more information, visit

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