Disaster Cleanup & Restoration
24/7/365 Emergency Service
Palm Desert Office: (760) 320-2128
Perris Office: (951) 570-5707
Servicing Riverside County, CA
Natural disasters can happen anytime.They can come and wreck your house without you being able to do a lot. However, you can be a cautious home owner and disaster proof your house in order to avoid fatalities and material losses. Preparing yourself and your home for the effects of unexpected terrible disaster will reduce the amount of destruction and keep you and your family safe. Follow these suggestion on how to disaster-proof your home in TARGET, brought to you by Daniel’s DKI, the experts on property restoration.

Preparing Your Home for Natural Disasters

Don’t Get Trapped

If disaster should strike, it’s important that you know how to get safely and swiftly out of your house. Some exits can get blocked, which is way you should have an evacuation plan prepared. Your garage can be a good place to vacate your home, if other entrances are blocked. Learn how to manually operate your garage door. When disaster strikes many people freeze up and can’t think or act fast enough. This can put you at a greater risk of getting injured. An emergency plan will have you ready for action. When creating a plan you need to think of every possible scenario that can accompany a disaster. Another thing to consider when you’re thinking about possible exits is to have a way to communicate with the outside world. Landlines may seem unnecessary in modern day life, but they can come handy if the signal is lost after a catastrophe.

Use Your Freezer

During hurricanes, earthquakes, or many other types of disasters it’s a common occurrence that the power goes out for long periods. In places where it can get too hot or too cold, a power outage can be a serious problem. As a heat prevention method, you can freeze a considerable amount of water if you have extra space in your freezer. It will be very useful to help you cool off, since there won’t be any air conditioning or fans to keep you cool.

Invest in the Right Insurance

Hopefully you have home insurance to protect your home against burglary and certain natural disasters. However, home insurance doesn’t cover floods, which is why you need flood insurance too. You can’t do the job of protecting your home by yourself, insurance guarantees coverage of any material possessions that lose after a catastrophe. Before the  insurance companies cover your material possessions you need to look into restoring your property. That's where Daniel's DKI comes in, they can help you clean up an restore your property after disaster strikes. You can call them at (760) 320-2128 to talk about their services and suggestions to better protect your home in TARGET.

Prepare a Natural Disaster Kit

Part of preparing your home for a disaster is having the necessary tools and supplies to survive. You should put your safety before your home. Prepare a natural disaster kit and stock up on canned meals and bottled water. Your natural disaster kit should have enough items for each person in the house to last for three to five days. Other than nonperishable food and water, your kit should have: medicine, a flashlight and extra batteries, a first aid kit, blankets, toiletries, clean clothes, and a hand-crank radio.

Think About Your Pets

Your pets rely on you for almost everything and that includes being protected. It’s very important to plan ahead what you’ll do to keep them safe. Think this over: most evacuation shelters don’t accept pets which is why you need to make arrangements to keep them safe. You should stock up on pet food and a pet natural disaster kit too. Have your pets vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped to keep track of their whereabouts.

 Unplug Your Generator

A generator is almost a basic when the power goes out. Consider getting a small portable one, it will make your life easier. If you do have one and it's not in use be sure it’s in a safe place away from water and that it’s unplugged as well.

Get Your Finances and Paperwork in Order

If you know something bad is about to strike, take some time to get your finances and paperwork on order. Preparing financially will make it easier for you to return to your normal life after an emergency has passed.  You should have plenty of cash on hand, since it will be unlikely that banks or ATMS are available. Make copies of all important documents you may need if you have to leave your home. Those papers should include: health and insurance policies, passports, bank account information, vehicle registration, and real estate deeds.

Property Restoration in TARGET

Unfortunately, after a catastrophe occurs you have a hard and tiresome cleanup job to do. Fortunately, Daniel's DKI is there to help you out restore your property to its former glory. In case you want to learn more about they do call them at:  (760) 320-2128.