September is National Preparedness Month

Are you Prepared for the Next Disaster?

 

When we think of emergency preparedness, it can become overwhelming with all the different little emergencies that arise in daily life, as well as larger disasters.  Life seems to move so fast, and can wash you away in a blink of the eye. However, it is better to prepare for the situations before it happens, when you can think straight. Working in a disaster restoration company, I have helped people deal with the smaller emergencies as well as the larger disasters such as flood, fire, trauma, etc.  This is a time when you face many decisions about what is important in your life. Whether it be your family, health, or sentimental possessions, you should have some strategies in place to prepare for emergencies before they arise. Continue reading

Dealing with a Sewer Backup

When a sewer system is overwhelmed with large amounts of water or foreign items, sewer backup can occur, causing substantial damage to the buildings it services. Typically, the effects of this problem are seen in the form of a backup of water and sewage in the basement of a structure. In addition to being extremely difficult and messy to clean up, sewer damage poses risks such as contaminated drinking water and contamination and loss of many porous materials.  If you experience a sewer backup, take immediate action in order to salvage affected surfaces, reduce the spread of illness, and restore safety to the area. Continue reading