From its friendly people to its famous fair, Sandwich, IL is a delightful place to visit or make your home. Unfortunately, whether it’s a nasty kitchen fire or sudden flooding due to heavy rains, disaster can strike in Sandwich. It’s good to think about disasters before they happen, not only so they can be prevented in some cases, but also so you can be prepared to cope with them. Being able to react quickly can save lives and limit damage to property. If disaster strikes with fire and smoke damage, or water and sewage damage, ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip is your best option in Sandwich.
If your area is prone to flooding or the water table is high around your home, you may wish to install a sump pump. Check the drainage on your property to ensure water flows away from your home in all directions. Have a plumber cap drainage pipes so water or sewage cannot flow back into your basement or crawl space.
Keep a fire extinguisher in a reachable position in all rooms and hallways.
Make sure all smoke and gas detectors are operating properly.
Verify that your electrical system is up to current code and able to handle the appliance load.
Make sure your dryer vent is clear all the way to the outside of the house.
Avoid any open flames in non-enclosed areas, especially candles.
Don’t leave the stove or oven unattended.
Keep a first aid kit handy along with all emergency numbers by your phone or in your cell phone.
After a fire or flood, re-enter your home only with caution. The recommends that you check with firefighters before trusting floors or supporting structures. If there is standing water from a flood, make sure all electrical sources are off before you enter. If you cannot safely reach the source to turn off the gas or electricity, call the appropriate utility. Take no risks after a disaster.
After you call your insurance company, call ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip for the best in disaster restoration in Sandwich and surrounding communities.