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The Elements Mold Needs to Thrive in Your Home | SERVPRO of East Cobb

9/3/2022 (Permalink)

Mold untreated on window Don’t let mold take over your home! Contact our experts at SERVPRO of East Cobb.

Suddenly discovering signs of mold, like a musty odor or discoloration, can be overwhelming for homeowners. Your home’s structural integrity is only one of the worries that can arise when you spot spores lurking in your dwelling. 

Although it can be difficult to comprehend why mold develops in the first place, doing so is the best way to make sure that this issue never returns to your home. 

If you find mold developing in your house, you might have a lot of questions. Where could this infestation come from? Numerous elements combine to create the ideal conditions for mold growth in your house. 

Don’t let mold make itself at home! Learn the three main ingredients mold requires to thrive and what our team can do if you spot mold in your home: 

Excess Moisture 

If there’s one thing mold loves, it’s damp or wet conditions. Leaky appliances, plumbing failures or a severe flood infiltrating the home are a few ways moisture might pop up. Keep your home at a moisture level between 30 and 50% to keep mold at bay. 

A Place to Feed 

Mold needs a place to grow, and within your home, it may grow on almost any surface. Mold can appear on drywall, carpet, clothes and other surfaces that are ideal for the development of mold. 

Though mold can be found practically anywhere in your house, it likes to hang out in certain rooms that frequently house moisture, like your basement or bathroom. 

A Lack of Sunlight 

Mold can grow in any dark environment where sunlight and fresh air aren’t present. Light from the sun can fight mold growth and sometimes even eliminate it. 

Leaving your windows open is a terrific way to let beautiful sunlight in and excess moisture out. 

What Our Team Can Do for a Mold-Infested House 

It can be risky to deal with mold on your own, so calling on a team like SERVPRO of East Cobb to completely remediate your home can ensure the problem is gone for good. Since mold can grow and spread quickly, we offer 24/7 services and can be on the scene to begin the cleanup process fast! 

Once our team thoroughly inspects your property and determines the source and scope of your mold problem, we are able to begin to remediate your home to a safer and cleaner condition.

We use containment procedures to prevent mold from spreading and use antifungal methods to completely eradicate mold colonies. After that, you can return to your home unless some objects need to be cleaned or sterilized or some minor repairs need to be made. 

Don’t let mold take over your home! Contact our experts at SERVPRO, and we can create the perfect solution to return your home to its pre-mold condition.

SERVPRO Wants to Be Your Restoration Partner | SERVPRO of East Cobb

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

a group of employees with restoration tools walking away from SERVPRO van No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of East Cobb is only a phone call away.

We are locally owned, which means we know what business owners face in the daily running of a business. Trying to handle so many responsibilities and keeping your company successful can feel like walking on a tightrope, and a disaster striking could lead to everything falling apart.

Natural disasters can not be stopped, and sometimes they don’t even come with warning, but you can take the time to prepare yourself for them. And since damage doesn’t just affect your business, this means preparing your home as well.

In order to prepare yourself and your property, you should create an emergency plan. The American Red Cross has a wonderfully informative website that can provide a wide range of information on several different kinds of natural disasters that happen around the United States.

Once you have a general knowledge of disasters, you should investigate more localized information for the disasters we most commonly experience in Georgia. The East Cobb County website will be a great source before, during and after an emergency. You can also check out the state of Georgia’s website for statewide information.

While having an emergency plan in place is the first step in protecting your property and loved ones, damage may still happen to your home or business. Regardless of the cause, the sooner the response the more that can be restored.

That’s why SERVPRO, with day and night availability every day of the year, should be your first choice for restoration professionals.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

No two disasters will ever be alike. Disasters that produce the need for restoration are a common event across the United States, but every situation will be different.

Flooding is a great example of a common kind of disaster that will always result in many different restoration needs. While each year more than 14 million homes are at risk for floods, each home will require completely different restoration.

That is why our professionals are trained to handle a variety of situations. We take things one step at a time to ensure everything is dry.

SERVPRO is available around the clock. When a disaster happens, the most important part of recovery is how quickly you are able to respond. Once the immediate danger is over, a fast response means stopping additional damages and getting your home back to normal quicker.

If you experience flooding in your home or business, damages set in immediately to furniture, fabric items and painted surfaces. When water isn’t dried up quickly, mold will begin to take over, which can result in structural damages to your property. With our 24⁄7 availability, we can start your recovery quickly.

We do more than just basic damage restoration. We not only restore the damages your home took on, we cover the entire recovery project until things are back to normal.

This can mean helping you with everything from packing up unaffected items to rebuilding a room of your house if your restoration needs it. We also talk with your insurance company so that your claim is covered and used efficiently.

SERVPRO wants to make your process easier and pain-free while we get everything taken care of.

With any kind of disaster damages you may have, SERVPRO of East Cobb has your recovery completely covered. We have been around for years, and with our experience, training and industry-leading equipment, we can get things cleaned up and restored quickly. You will be back to your life faster than you thought possible.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Pack a Disaster Kit Before a Calamity Strikes | SERVPRO of East Cobb

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Packed bag of needs in a disaster SERVPRO of East Cobb can repair the damage after a disaster leaves your house in ruins.

When it comes to natural disasters, you can never be too prepared. That is why putting together a disaster kit now, before the disaster strikes, can save your life if a disaster strikes East Cobb without warning. 

Our East Cobb community has experienced a plethora of natural disasters, some of which left homeowners without power or supplies for days. Since these occurrences are unpredictable, being prepared for a crisis when floodwaters begin to flow or tornadoes are forecast can be extremely helpful if you and your family are left without the essentials. 

Here’s what you can pack in your kit so you’ll have everything you need to endure any disaster: 

Food and water. Disasters could leave you without essentials like food and water for days. When packing food in your kit, it’s important to use nonperishable items to ensure they won’t expire when you need to eat them. Store around one gallon of water per member of your family per day for three days to ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water. 

Hand-crank radio. When a disaster strikes, you might not have access to your smartphone, so you’ll need to receive alerts the old-fashioned way to stay informed about the unfolding catastrophe! To stay informed about ongoing conditions, invest in a battery-powered or a hand-crank weather radio. 

Flashlights. Power outages are common during a natural disaster and can mean much more than simply a loss of electricity. A flashlight can help you navigate your home in the dark since you won’t be able to charge your smartphone for some time. Be sure to pack multiple flashlights along with extra batteries. 

First-aid kit. Even though it’s upsetting to think about it, disasters can result in injuries, and you might be forced to take care of them on your own. A first-aid kit filled with essentials like bandages, pain relievers, cold packs and other basic supplies can be helpful if anyone gets hurt during or after an emergency. 

Additionally, be sure to include any over-the-counter medications or prescriptions that members of your household depend on for their health or well-being in your kit. 

Being prepared for a disaster demands extra planning. A disaster kit is an ideal approach to make sure you and your family will withstand any crisis. While these are only a few items you should consider including in your kit, the American Red Cross has created a quiz so you can check if your kit is ready for any emergency!

Our SERVPRO team can repair the damage after a disaster leaves your house in ruins. We have experience responding to local emergencies, and we know what it takes to restore your home to its preloss condition. Contact us today

Keep Your Recreational Fire in Control | SERVPRO of East Cobb

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

a close up view of a bright campfire burning at night If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of East Cobb.

Building and enjoying a fire in your own backyard can lead to family memories that will last a lifetime. There is nothing better than roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows and spinning stories of years gone by.

We often turn to building a fire or using an open flame for many different reasons, including cooking a meal, controlling the pests or clearing out loose limbs and leaves. Even when we feel most in control of a fire, though, it can turn dangerous instantly. The National Park Service found that 85% of wildfires are started by humans.

Wildfires may seem like a foreign concept for us in Georgia, but when the summer turns dry and the humidity is low, a grass fire or fire in a wooded area can grow uncontrollable. Just this past June, we saw multiple high fire warning days in our county when the relative humidity took a plunge. The risk is always there for us, so staying fire-aware is essential.

This does not mean you can’t get out and enjoy your backyard. Grill your hamburgers, light your tiki torches and burn your marshmallows (they really are better burnt), but follow city regulations and put safety measures in place to mitigate your chances of danger.

Recreational Fire Hazards

While there are risks any time you light something, grills, campfires and fireworks are some of the top ways that outdoor fires are started. Each year, there are an average of 8,800 home fires started by improper use of a grill. Before you start cooking, be sure to check your propane tank or gas line, and never walk away from a hot grill.

If you are going to have a campfire, select a location safely away from structures or vehicles, and only use a match or lighter to start it. Once the fire is going, stick to approved firewood as fuel, and after all the chocolate has been eaten, make sure you watch the embers until they are completely out.

Fire pits are a backyard staple these days, but even with their convenience factor they should still be handled with the same safety measures as a regular campfire. If your fire pit is portable, be sure to never place it on a wooden surface or a surface with an overhang.

It may feel like an easy solution to use your fire pit to dispose of household waste or even left over construction materials from your latest project, but you should stick to wood approved for burning only.

If you choose to end one of your evenings with a bang, be sure to check local regulations for your area. Fireworks are legal in our county, but there are restrictions on usage hours. Fireworks are not allowed in county parks, so be sure you have proper space to both light and land your explosives away from those areas.

Other Outdoor Fire Hazards

Despite the risks they carry, fire and combustible materials serve a purpose in our lives. When fall sets in and our trees shed their leaves, we all know how essential cleanup is. If you live in an area that does not offer curbside pickup or other measures of waste disposal, burning them may be your only option.

Open burning is permitted from October through April, but is restricted to between the hours of 10 a.m. to sunset. Before you start a fire, be sure to check with the county for any warnings, and ensure you are meeting all the regulations required.

Cleaning up your yard is a helpful way of preventing wildfires, and combined with intentional landscaping it can actually protect your home as well. Make sure you understand what to burn and when before you start your fire so you can keep it from getting it out of control.

If you have yard tools, you probably have gas stored in a shed or garage as well. Improper storage can have terrible results, so make sure you only use approved containers and keep gas far out of the reach of kids. Gas should only be used as intended, which means reaching for the gas can when your campfire isn’t quite big enough is not a good idea.

Any time you are going to have a fire outside, be sure to check the local weather forecast and any regulations that may be in place for that day. If it is windy or has been dry for a while, skip the fire and save the marshmallows.

If you experience fire damage on your property, give SERVPRO of East Cobb a call. Our team is trained and ready with the proper equipment to restore as much of your home as we are able. Our goal is to get your restoration completed quickly and get you back to your life.

Burn safely outdoors. And save some chocolate for us! If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Know Your Storm Alerts! | SERVPRO of East Cobb

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

a red and white severe weather alert sign If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of East Cobb.

When it comes to scary weather, things can get confusing quickly. There are more than 42 different kinds of weather alerts from seven different categories. That is a lot of information to sort through in the midst of trying to protect your loved ones from harm.

Knowing what advisories and alerts mean allows you to quickly seek shelter as necessary. You can also take the time before a storm gets rough to prepare your property and minimize damages.

It is good to have knowledge on all varieties of weather and the alerts that can come along with it, but it is essential to understand the weather alerts we most commonly see right here in Georgia.

How Alerts Are Issued

So, where do weather alerts come from at all? A forecast is just a prediction, so how is the type of storm and its strength, location and length monitored? There are actually several different pieces of information that go into answering those questions.

You have likely heard the name the National Weather Service, but did you know they are the entity responsible for creating weather forecasts and then issuing any warnings that come along with them? Across the nation, there are six different regional offices and more than 100 forecasting offices, which means our forecast is localized and highly accurate. For us in East Cobb, our weather forecasting office is located in Peachtree City.

Meteorologists employed with the NWS utilize several different types of data in order to create a forecast, including seismic activity meters, solar activity, various sensors and satellite radar. The type of information used is different depending on the kind of storm moving in, but the end result is always the same: to provide the most accurate forecast possible.

The Most Important Alerts to Understand

When looking into different kinds of weather alerts, you need to first understand the difference between a “watch” and a “warning.” These are two types of alerts used in almost every weather situation, including floods, winter storms and thunderstorms.

When a watch is issued, you should begin taking steps to protect your home from what could become dangerous weather later. Watches are issued over large areas, while a warning is issued when a severe storm has been spotted in a smaller area such as a county or city.

When a warning is issued, you should seek cover immediately as danger is imminent.

It is also crucial to understand the weather that affects us here in Georgia, and we know that can mean a lot of different things. Our winters bring freeze warnings, ice storms and the occasional winter storm advisory, while our springs and summers bring heavy rains, strong thunderstorms and even tornadoes. This means understanding flood, tornado and thunderstorms alerts is must for all of us.

Protecting Your Home During a Storm

Familiarizing yourself with multiple kinds of weather alerts is the first step in protecting your loved ones and mitigating damage to your home, but there are a few other things you can do as well.

Keep your gutters clear and secure your outdoor furniture before a storm moves in to avoid flooding damage and wind damage later.

Create an emergency supply kit and keep it in a safe space in your home for your family to ride out a storm in. Prepare an exit plan and practice it with your entire household regularly for those times that staying put just isn’t safe.

Once a storm has moved through, take a look around your property and survey any damage that has been done. Take pictures and give SERVPRO of East Cobb a call. We are available 24⁄7 to get your recovery process started as fast as possible.

Learning about all the different kinds of weather that Georgia can throw at us means that we can protect our families and our homes. Stay aware of the alerts that can be issued all around so that you are ready when the next storm rolls through.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

Trust Your Local SERVPRO Crew to Get the Job Done | SERVPRO of East Cobb

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Woman on her smart phone SERVPRO at East Cobb the team to turn to when your home or business is affected by a disaster.

Unexpected disasters can affect you and your loved ones when you least expect it. Damage from disasters like fires, inclement weather and even mold growth can leave your home uninhabitable. That’s where our expertise comes in handy! 

At SERVPRO, we make it our goal to return home and business owners to a destruction-free property. Our team is trained to return homes and businesses to their pre-disaster condition with advanced tools and techniques

We have the answer to any residential or commercial damage you may be facing. 

We are locally owned and operated. We work right in your neighborhood, and when our East Cobb community is struck by disaster, we strive to deliver repairs to any properties affected. Our team has experience responding to local emergencies like tornadoes and flash floods, which are common issues this area faces annually. 

We know that picking up the pieces after a property disaster can be hard, which is why our team will do as much as we can to make the recovery process as quick and easy on you as we can. 

We recognize that every situation is unique. While we may have ample experience responding to property disasters, we recognize each scenario will be vastly different and require its own unique approach. Disasters like severe weather or a leak in the home can lead to different levels of damage. 

Our team is trained to assess any size damage and come up with an effective restoration solution and return your residential or commercial property to its original condition. 

We ensure the process goes smoothly. Property emergencies like a fire or flooding can leave home and business owners alike overwhelmed and stressed. Our team can work directly with you to make the recovery process as stress-free as possible by keeping you updated on every step of your repairs and working with your insurance provider to take the stress away from the claims process. 

We also offer 24-hour emergency services to provide you with a rapid response to not only prevent further damage but to ensure your property is restored as quickly as possible to get your family back in your home or your business back up and running! 

SERVPRO at East Cobb  the team to turn to when your home or business is affected by a disaster. Don’t wait another minute for damage to worsen—contact the experts at SERVPRO

Stay Safe This Summer By Preventing Fires | SERVPRO of East Cobb

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Marshmallows by the campfire If your home or business is affected by flames this summer, get in touch with our team at SERVPRO of East Cobb right away.

When summertime rolls around, there are so many festivities to be enjoyed, like firing up the grill or relaxing by the campfire with your family. Many of these activities increase the risk of fires, so learning how to protect yourself from flames is essential. 

Fires like this can spread quickly. When flames from campfires and barbecues come into contact with outside materials such as trees, grass and leaves, they spread much faster. 

The first step in preventing these fires is to be aware of the flames you are in charge of! Here are a few ways you can keep accidental flames from spreading while enjoying the summer sun: 

Campfire Safety 

If you’re planning on starting a campfire this summer, be careful not to spread any unintentional flames. Build your fire away from any structures, plants and trees. 

Keeping your campfire small is the best way to be able to maintain flames. 

Have a water source nearby for when you're ready to put out your campfire or if any accidental flames appear. Douse the flames in water and completely cover any remaining embers with dirt after extinguishing them. 

Ensure there is nothing left smoldering by using the back of your hand to feel for any warmth. 

Grill Safety 

Grill fires are a common problem in the United States, costing homeowners an estimated $37 million in property damage each year. To keep flames from spreading, keep your grill outside at least 10 feet away from your home. 

Never leave food cooking unattended and always keep a close eye so you can control flare-ups as they occur. 

Keeping your grill clean can also help to prevent fires. Grease and food debris fall down and hit coals, causing fires. Regularly clean your grill by removing the drip pan, cleaning off any debris or grease and rinsing it off in warm water. 

Air Conditioning Fires 

As the summer heats up, you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but if there are any defects, such as electrical malfunctions or faulty wiring, flames could ignite. 

Summer is the most common season for air conditioning fires, with 2,300 residential fires occurring year-round.

To avoid AC fires, try to avoid overuse as much as you can and be sure to keep your unit clean of dust and debris. It wouldn’t hurt to schedule a routine maintenance checkup for your air conditioner to have any damage repaired before it causes problems! 

If your home or business is affected by flames this summer, get in touch with our team at SERVPRO of East Cobb. We want to assist you in recovering any losses you may have suffered as a result of a fire.

Creating a Fire-Safe House | SERVPRO of East Cobb

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

interior view of a room with items completely destroyed by fire If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of East Cobb is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

The American Red Cross has responded to more than 20,000 house fires since the start of 2022, and that only reflects a portion of the total fires across the United States this year.

Smoke detectors are still the No. 1 way to prevent damage to your home and protect your life, but there are other measures you can take to make your house more fire safe. Even a few simple cleaning measures are an act of prevention.

Clear the Clutter

Clutter may already be a term you hate hearing in your home, so let this be a motivator to clean it up: It can also be a fire hazard. Allowing your hallways, stairwells or utility spaces to overfill can fuel a fire once it has started, as well as block emergency exits.

Leaving clutter near a water heater can actually start a fire. The more you create clear spaces in your home, the better. Clear spaces not only mean you have a clear path to get out when you need it, but they can also slow down the progression of flames.

Another area of the home to declutter is outlets and extension cords. Overloaded extension cords are a common source of house fires. Store any unused electrical appliances, and unplug anything you don’t use on a regular basis.

Make sure there is room between furniture and walls so that outlets do not overheat and air can flow properly.

Create a Defensible Space in Your Yard

Your yard can be the first line of defense when it comes to fires that originate outside the house. Landscaping that is intentionally placed can slow the progression of a fire before it reaches your front door while also allowing space for firefighters to work.

In some states like California, there are regulations for defensible zones due to the effectiveness of slowing down wildfires, but this kind of yard work is smart for every home.

The relatively low humidity, windy and dry conditions we have experienced over the spring kept us under a fire warning for several weeks. We even experienced multiple smoky days as winds brought in wildfire smokes from fires burning in nearby North Georgia. When our summer temperatures rise well into the 90s, we have the additional threat of hot vehicles parked on dry grass starting a fire.

This should all serve as a reminder that we are far from immune to wildfires and we could certainly benefit from caring for our yards. Always clear out dead plants, leaves and limbs. And plant the annuals you want, but plant them in strategic locations that allow for the best protection.

Keep It Clean & Keep It Safe

Clearing clutter from your home and yard are not the only cleaning you can do to help protect your house. Cleaning your stove regularly and having your chimney inspected can eliminate risk in two fire-prone areas of your home as well.

Lowering the risk at your house doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Even dusting is a great way to prevent fires, especially around outlets and other electronics.

Our homes are our sanctuaries and so much more. We work, play and learn at home these days, so keep them safe by keeping them clean.

If you have experienced fire damage or want to learn more about SERVPRO of East Cobb’s fire damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

5 Kinds of Fires & How to Extinguish Them | SERVPRO of East Cobb

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

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5 Kinds of Fires & How to Extinguish Them | SERVPRO of East Cobb 

You’re cooking in the kitchen when all of a sudden a grease fire breaks out! What would you turn to first to put out the flames? You may think water will quickly extinguish the fire, but it will only feed the flames. 

Knowing the different sorts of fires and how to extinguish them is an excellent place to start in order to prevent damage in 2022. Educate yourself about the various types of fires and how to safely put them out if one breaks out in your East Cobb home: 

Class A fires. Class A fires are started by flammable materials like cloth, wood, paper, trash and plastics. For example, if you are cooking on your stove and unintentionally leave a towel too close to the hot stovetop, a Class A fire may ignite. 

Class A fires are the most common form of fires, but they happen to be the easiest to extinguish. If a Class A fire starts, you can use a fire extinguisher or water to put out the flames. 

Class B fires. Class B fires start with any combustible liquid like oil, paint and gasoline. Propane and butane are common causes of Class B fires. The sole difference between these fires and the other classes of fires is what fuels them during the extinguishing process. 

According to the NFPA, a foam or powder fire extinguisher should be used to create a barrier between the fuel and the oxygen. Water should never be used to put out a Class B because it will only make the fire larger. 

Class C fires. Class C fires are started by electrical appliances. Electrical fires are the third leading cause of residential fires, and they are typically caused by defective extension cords and overloaded electrical outlets. 

To put these fires out, you should first attempt to unplug the connected appliance if you’re safely able to do so. A powder or carbon dioxide extinguisher is the best agent to use to extinguish the flame. Water or a foam fire extinguisher are not recommended for these fires as they create a shock hazard. 

Class D Fires. Class D fires are not as common within the home. These usually start in laboratories, warehouses and factories. Combustible metals like magnesium and titanium spark these flames. 

A dry powder extinguisher is the best way to extinguish this kind of fire. 

Class K Fires. Class K fires typically break out within your kitchen. Grease and vegetable or animal oils start these fires. Because these fires are highly flammable, they spread quickly.

The first step in putting out a Class K fire is to remove the source of heat, such as your stovetop. After this, you should use a wet chemical fire extinguisher, which is designed specifically for a Class K fire. If you don’t have this type of extinguisher, the NFPA recommends putting the lid on the pan and turning off the heat to smother a small grease fire

SERVPRO of East Cobb works to repair any damage caused by a fire in your house, regardless of the type. We are available to you 24/7. Call (770) 424-0400 or Contact us any time.

What Is Your Storm Safety Plan? | SERVPRO of East Cobb

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

a dark cloudy sky with lighting strikes off in the distance If you discover storm damage to your home or business, reach out to SERVPRO of East Cobb right away.

Extreme weather conditions are something alarming. They can lead to lightning strikes, weighty downpour, hail and wind, all of which can cause harm and individual risk. Also, taking into account that there are around 100,000 rainstorms all through the United States each year, these occasions happen with relative recurrence.

In September 2021, torrential downpours flooded homes, washed out roads and left some drivers stranded in feet of water as heavy rain moved through the northern Atlanta suburbs, pummeling parts of Cobb County. At least 10 families were forced out of their homes as the fast-moving storm shut down busy streets, flooded government buildings and turned apartment parking lots into small lakes. Such instances of unexpected rain can happen at any time.

While we can never control the climate, we can get ready for it—and that is by and large the thing we will talk about today. From packing a first-aid kit to determining a communications strategy, making a move to plan for storms is a significant method for decreasing their effect on you and your home.

Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy

At the point when the weather conditions turn dreadful, having a method for speaking with everybody in your family is critical. To start with, it is critical to know the difference between watches and warnings so you know when to remain cautious and when to look for cover rapidly.

It is also astute to have different ways of getting alerts from authorities, for example, your mobile phone and an NOAA weather conditions radio.

Third, ensure you have a correspondence system for your household. Have an assigned safe region in your home (like a storm cellar or restroom) that everybody knows to get to when the weather conditions turn awful. Moreover, make an arrangement for correspondence in the event that at least one family individual is away from home when a storm strikes—this way everybody knows when and how to check in and mark themselves as protected.

Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit

A first-aid kit ought to be loaded with every one of the basics that your family members need for something like 72 hours of hunkering down, and it should be put away in your at-home safe space. In your pack, incorporate durable food, water, flashlights and batteries, first aid supplies and whatever else you or others might need to remain protected.

Your Severe Weather Aftermath Checklist

In the outcome of extreme weather, it is important to be sure you are taking proper steps to improve your safety plan and quickly address any damage to your home. When it is safe to do so, check your property for damage.

You will need to watch out for your rooftop and seals around windows and entryways, as water damage is most probable in those spaces.

If you do find damage, be certain you know who to call. Having a group of experts like SERVPRO of East Cobb that you can depend on to provide a quick response will bring about peace of mind so that you can act fast if you do discover damage to your home.

At the point when you can gather together with your family members, do a review of your whole security plan. Gather feedback on your communications, emergency kit and any other elements that could use improvement to keep everyone safer, so that you will be even more prepared the next time severe weather rolls through.

If you discover storm damage to your home or business, you can count on SERVPRO to handle the restoration. We’re here 247 to spring into action—call (770) 424-0400 to get in touch with us today.