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SERVPRO Says We're Faster To Any Size Disaster to Help Our Dover Neighbors with Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says to Dover Area Residents--Be Prepared for Storm Season

Be Prepared for a Hurricane Or a Tropical Storm in Dover

After Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, on October 7, 2018, we all understood the importance of taking Mother Nature seriously and being prepared. Preparation is the key survival technique that we all need to acquire to keep our families and pets protected. With multiple dangerous storms and hurricanes approaching the country, this is the year to learn how to be safe and what are some of the steps that we need to follow in case of this type of emergency. Some important recommendations to consider are:

All Dover homeowner should gird up for storm damage. Protect your home: Make sure to reinforce your windows, roof, doors and garage doors (a good idea is to board up the house). If possible trim damage trees or remove limbs that could affect your property. Also, make sure to remove any items from your backyard that has the potential to become a safety hazard and hit your home during the storm. Finally, if it is possible to purchase a portable generator that you can safely use after the storm.

Prepare a disaster kit: It is important to get all the supplies necessary for you and your family ahead of time. The anxiety created before the storm can make it difficult to find the items that you may need if you wait too long (all the supermarkets will have empty shelves.) Make sure you store enough food and water for at least three days, a flashlight with extra batteries, a portable (battery) radio, a first-aid kit, extra cash, any prescription medication, personal sanitation supplies, and remember your pets. Also, remember that SERVPRO is close at hand, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Determine where to go: Your local officials can provide enough information about where to go in case you are ordered to evacuate. Take the time to know the evacuation routes and have a plan in place if your family needs to go. Remember to get your car ready as well, keep a full gas tank, blankets and extra clothes in it, and the car in generally good condition. SERVPRO strongly advises only to store extra gas in approved containers.

Other recommendations: Ensure that your electronic devices are fully charged, make copies of any important documents, check with your insurance company to have proper coverage, and if possible make an inventory with pictures of your belongings in case you have to file a claim later. Use that thumb drive for future reference.

Our team can be ready to assist you after a storm by calling (973) 810-2825. SERVPRO of Dover / Stillwater can work hard to restore your property, "Like it never even happened."

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