September is National Preparedness Month

Are you prepared for a disaster to hit your home or business? Most people don’t think a disaster will occur at their property but at ServiceMaster DSI, we know that disasters happen daily to the least expected. This is why ServiceMaster DSI is a huge supporter of National Preparedness Month. This program is sponsored by The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and focuses on teaching individuals how to prepare for a disaster all year round. To kickoff National Preparedness Month, ServiceMaster DSI has put together a few Disaster Preparedness tips for you.

Always be on the Alert for a Disaster

Knowing weather conditions, emergency events and purchasing detectors can make a difference on when to know to take action to be safe.

  • Sign up for text message emergency alerts
  • Watch/listen to your local news daily
  • Watch social media
  • Buy fire, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (Some modern detectors can now text you if your home or business is experiencing a disaster)

Know Warning Signs

Whiling staying updated, be sure to know all weather and emergency warning signs. This can also make a difference on when to take action to be safe.

Create and/or Review Your Home/Business Disaster Recovery Plan

This plan should include a list of emergency contacts, a communication plan, emergency supply kit, and an evacuation/safe location plan. Give each member of your family and/or employee a copy of the plan to keep in their room/office. After your plan is in place, don’t forget to test the plan.

Follow us all month long on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter for disaster preparedness tips.

If you have experienced a disaster such as, fire, water damage, or mold in your home or business, contact the disaster recovery experts, ServiceMaster DSI, at 800-954-9444.

 

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