Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on preparing a family disaster plan. With fires and floods often occurring without warning, it becomes prudent to have a solid contingency plan in place to secure the safety of all family members.
It is a priority to know what types of disasters are likely to strike a given area, if it is prone to floods, wildfires, hurricanes or other natural disasters, as well as the historical damage levels for these events. It is also imperative to determine if the community has a warning system in place.
Families should also learn about disaster plans at schools, work, houses of worship, anywhere that the family members spend significant amounts of time.
Family disaster plans often revolve around home, and it is important for the plan to be simple enough for everyone to be able to understand and carry out. Plans may differ depending on the type of disaster involved, whether it is a flood or fire or some other occurrence.
Family members should have predetermined meeting places, as well as a contact person living outside of the area. Evacuation routes should be preplanned and driven a couple of times a year. Alternate plans are recommended since evacuations can become traffic nightmares.
Pets should also be provided for, either through adequate provision for evacuation scenarios, or through having them a place to stay during this process.
Modifications to the plan may have to be made as family members come and go, and a stock of food and water is highly recommended. Smoke alarms should have their batteries replaced every six months.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed. More information on water damage prevention and treatment can be found at their website.