Disaster Prevention

Summer is right around the corner. It is a time for enjoying the weather and your family, but you should always ensure your home is prepared so that you don’t experience any disasters. Disaster Cleanup Services is here to help you with our checklist to make sure your home is ready and that you can have a worry free summer!

1.Fire Alarm Checks

Fire alarms are very important and should be checked regularly. We recommend checking them before and after the start of each season. This way, you are prepared and have that peace of mind, knowing they are in working order.

2. Basement/Attic Checks

Basements and attics are places that you normally don’t go. It is important that you regularly check your attic and basement for any leaks or open areas. Leaks can turn into a flood if not handled right away. You also want to ensure that you do not have any holes that could lead into your home. This is a way for rats and other animals to get in and that can cause a whole new set of problems for your home.

3. Exposed Pipe Checks

Outdoor and indoor exposed pipes should be checked regularly to ensure that they are not broken or cracking. Summer is a time for vacations and a cracking pipe could cause your whole home to flood. It is important to check all your pipes so that you can have a worry free summer.

4. Water Heater Checks

Making sure your water heater is working is very important. Rusted areas or leaking spots can cause rot and could eventually lead to a flooded basement or home. Checking this before each season is very important and will allow you to get a head start if you do have a leak. If not, you know that you do not have to worry about it.

5. Sewer Line Checks

If you have an area where you can see your sewer lines, it is important to make sure they look to be in working order. If they aren’t, you could be in for a sewer that could back up into your home or property. Sewage is hazardous to your health and should only be handled by a professional such as Disaster Cleanup Services.

February 20, 2019
Water leaking from a broken pipe

Colder Winter Weather Could Lead to Pipe Damages

With colder than normal temperatures, there is a higher risk of pipe damages. Your pipes could freeze and cause you to have significant water damages inside […]
February 14, 2019
Ice dam on roof of a home

Ice Dams and Your Home

Colder than normal temps could lead to ice dams and other major roof damages. Ice dams can cause devastating water and structural damages to your roof […]
February 7, 2019
Snow covered roof of a home

Colder Than Normal Temps, What Should You Do?

Winter is still going strong, which means even colder temps are probably in our near future. Certain disasters can occur during times of colder weather. Below […]
January 29, 2019
Tree fallen on a home

What Is Considered an Emergency?

When a disaster strikes your home or business it becomes an emergency. Disaster cleanup companies often offer 24/7 services, because some disasters cannot wait till the […]
January 24, 2019
Asbestos Removal Specialist

Asbestos Removal- What Should You Know?

Asbestos is becoming more and more known as it is seen in the media and as more people become diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses. With more knowledge, […]
January 16, 2019
Attic space

A New Year – A New Start to Protect Your Home from Disasters!

The New Year is upon us and with it could come home disasters. Disaster Cleanup Services wants you to start the New Year off right, without […]
January 7, 2019
Water leaking out from under basement door

Basements, Mold, and Frozen Pipes

Basements are often overlooked when it comes to regular maintenance. We often forget about basements and attics when we do our seasonal checklists. These areas are […]
December 28, 2018
Man inspecting a fire extinguisher

Fire Safety Plans – A Checklist!

Fires are one of the worst disaster types, but you can alleviate some of the stress if you have a fire safety plan in place. Fire […]
December 19, 2018
Frozen pipe with icicles hanging off it

Frozen Pipes and Water Damage Restoration

Winter and frozen pipes go hand in hand. It is important to have a plan in place if your pipes freeze this winter. Acting fast can […]
July 23, 2015

Summer Home Prep Avoids Disasters

Summer is right around the corner. It is a time for enjoying the weather and your family, but you should always ensure your home is prepared […]
September 11, 2015

Fire Extinguishers and Your Home

Fire Extinguishers and Your Home Fire extinguishers save lives. It is that simple. An easy addition to your home can save you and your family’s life. […]
October 20, 2015

Winter is Right Around the Corner, Are You Prepared?

As a disaster cleanup service, we see all types of emergencies and disasters. Many of these are during the winter months and could have been avoided […]
November 9, 2015

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

With Fall Comes Cooler Weather, Holiday Lights, and the Possibility of Fires, Be Prepared! Fall is full of beautiful foliage as well as cooler weather and […]
March 4, 2016

Winter Winds, Snow Storms, and Protecting your Roof

This winter has been full of winter storms and blizzards. Luckily you are safe inside your home. However, your roof is exposed to all the elements. […]
March 11, 2016

Blizzards and Your Basement

We are in the midst of blizzards and winter storms. This year has been a year for strong winter storms and damages have been at an […]
March 18, 2016

Protecting your Home from Flooding

Flooding can happen suddenly, leaving you with an uneasy feeling and not knowing what you need to do or what you could have done to prevent […]
March 25, 2016

Spring and the Exterior of your Home

Spring is around the corner and so is spring maintenance. Winter is over and it is time to start fresh and ensure your home is ready […]
June 13, 2016

Summer Fires- What You Should Know!

Home fires can happen at any time. However, the summer is the prime time for household fires. Many areas go through droughts; this can cause major […]
June 24, 2016

Fire Safety Precautions- 5 Tips That Could Save your Life!

Fires can happen at any time. It is important to always be prepared. During the summer, fires have a greater chance of starting. Disaster Cleanup Services […]