September is National Preparedness Month

September 3rd, 2019

 

Eight Steps to Ensure Your Family is Prepared in an Emergency

National Preparedness MonthSeptember is National Preparedness Month. That means it’s a great time to take a moment to be sure that the whole family knows what to do if a storm or other unexpected event strikes your home. While those of us in the Midwest may not have to worry about hurricanes and wildfires, we do have to take steps to be ready in the event of flooding, hail storms, tornadoes, blizzards and other significant weather events that might cause storm damage requiring the services of a property restoration company.

Here’s a list of Eight Steps to Ensure Your Family is Prepared in an Emergency. Take a moment to review them now, in the calm BEFORE the storm.   (more…)

Home Disaster Preparedness Checklist

August 13th, 2019

emergency planEmergency Plan Creation in Eight Simple Steps

There’s no way of knowing when a disaster might strike, but you can make it more manageable by having a plan for emergencies. It doesn’t have to be elaborate to be successful, but you do need to prepare so that you have confidence to calmly work through disasters. Here are some simple steps that you can take to be prepared for whatever comes your way. (more…)

5 Ways to Waterproof Your Basement

July 16th, 2019

waterproofWhen summer rains are beating down, it’s good to know that we have a safe place inside. And while (for the most part), our homes are impenetrable, there are preventative measures that should be taken to keep the moisture out. Here are five simple steps to keep the most vulnerable part of your home (the basement) dry during the rainy season. (more…)

5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Their Basement Floods

June 11th, 2019

flooded basementWhat NOT to do About a Flooded Basement

Amidst the craze of activities and obligations this time of year, the last thing you need is a few inches (or feet!) of water setting up camp in your basement. Many homeowners look for an easy fix to the problem so that they can get on with their day. However, quick fixes don’t mean that they are handling the situation safely. Flooded basements require time and calculated effort to restore. So, while you may not be an expert in water damage clean-up, you can still make the situation easier by avoiding these common mistakes that homeowners make in the event of a flooded basement. (more…)

Practice Tornado Safety with a Home Tornado Drill

May 22nd, 2019

Summers in the Midwest mean working in the yard, Fourth of July celebrations, cookouts, family time and fun. Unfortunately, in some areas, summer can also mean tornadoes, or at the very least, strong storms with winds that might damage your home enough to require board-up service. The best way to keep your family safe is to have a plan. So, now’s a great time to create a family tornado drill plan to ensure everyone knows exactly what to do if a tornado or other severe weather warning is issued. Here are some tips to get you started: (more…)

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