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These 3 Things Can Save You Time and Money From Storm Damage.

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen destroyed by a storm Disaster Can Strike at Any Time. Be Prepared.

Just over a year ago, DFW suffered heavy damage from a tornado that ripped through Preston Hollow, Richardson and Garland. All of Dallas, including Park Cities lost electricity, some households for multiple days. Other families sustained significant damage from the storm and hundreds of businesses had to close for restoration, and some weren’t able to reopen.

Our team at SERVPRO was deployed to conduct several post-storm inspections, working closely with families and their insurance companies to determine how to put their homes back together. That process included storing furniture on behalf of the victims and working directly with insurance companies to get the proper inspection reports and recovery estimates built. This is a highly stressful experience and SERVPRO professionals were able to ease that a little with a fast response as well as knowledge of the claim process.

Today, many of those homes have been rebuilt and now look “Like it never even happened,” businesses are open again and people understand how quickly a storm can become destructive. There have been a lot of learnings about the benefits of preparedness as well. Families are building their Emergency Kits and businesses are turning to SERVPRO to develop an Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP) which can expedite recovery from natural or man-made disasters. 

Below are 3 important things your family can do so that you’re ready for anything.

  1. Build an Emergency Kit (read this blog for details) & map all possible evacuation routes from your home.
  2. Scan important documents, inventory and photograph your possessions, and upload all of it to a cloud-based program.
  3. Keep connected to a source of weather news and make sure your phones are charging every night.

If you would like to schedule an evaluation of your home or business so that we can prepare an Emergency Readiness Plan for your family, call SERVPRO of Park Cities at 214-522-3000.

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