Preparation up front can prevent hurricane damage later. Informing yourself on your vulnerability to flooding and wind can allow you to prepare in advance of any storms. Simple actions you take before the storm can help save lives and property.
We want you to protect yourself from hurricane damage as much as possible in the weeks leading up to the beginning of hurricane season. Utilize our Emergency Planning Services to make sure your business is ready for any storms that threaten Indian River County.
When the weather computer models start showing a hurricane is coming to Indian River County, you better be prepared. Winds generated from a hurricane can range from 74 mph to 160 mph. While a hurricane isn’t considered “major” until it hits 111 mph, even a small hurricane can cause damage to roofs, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. A category 1( minimum 74 mph winds) can cause large branches to snap and shallow rooted trees to uproot as well as knock down power lines.
Your focus in preparing your property for hurricane winds is to reinforce and strengthen the structure. Specifically, you want to consider the following parts of your home or business for hurricane wind damage preparation:
With new storms developing all the time out in the Atlantic, it’s important to be prepared for the next hurricane strike. However, if the storm is not strong enough to evacuate for or if you do not have time to evacuate, here are some tips on what do do during a hurricane.
For those of us that just experienced Hurricane Irma, looking around at the mess of your yard and hearing the news reports… you might just wonder… what should I be doing after a hurricane?
Watch this informative video for some great tips:
If you do have flood waters from hurricane damage, there are many serious health risks that flood waters can bring. Be aware of the potential risks and hazards!
Flooding, hurricane damage and debris can sometimes take over a month to restore your community. Extra patience for public utilities restoring power, for your neighbors trying to secure water and for police trying to bring organization to the debris cluttered roads goes a long way! You can assist the cleanup efforts by organizing your debris piles by plant life, wood, metal, etc to help public workers picking up debris. You can bring the lineman that are out of state working to restore your power some water or snacks. You can notify your local police department of any road blockages. Even though you are stressed from the effects of a hurricane, try to make a larger impact in your community by working together. Call ServiceMaster by Glenn’s to help you with your water, fire, mold or flood damage after a hurricane is just one thing you can do to relieve your stress!
So you’ve sustained some hurricane damage. Depending on the severity of the hurricane, FEMA and Ready.gov have some recommendations on how to handle being displaced or for those who need longer-term housing needs while the experts handle clean up after a hurricane.
Contact ServiceMaster By Glenn’s for to clean up after a hurricane. We specialize in disaster restoration. Our 24/7 emergency hotline is always ready to meet your hurricane clean up needs: 772-567-4435.
Florida is known for its beaches. Who does not want to live on the beach or close to it? However, for most of us, owning a home on the beach can be cost-prohibitive due to the expense of the land and cost of special construction to withstand hurricanes and storms. For this reason, condominiums have become very popular up and down the coast of Florida.
However, condo damage does happen. Unlike typical home ownership where you can get a homeowners policy that covers the property and all the contents, there are different types of insurance policies that are available for condo damage. These two types are:
One thing to remember is to make sure you have both content and structure insurance to cover condo damage. Content insurance content includes: furniture, area rugs, electronics, etc. Structure insurance includes cabinetry, countertops, carpeting, lighting, etc. Basically, anything that is not attached to the structure is content, everything that is attached is structure.
If you own a condo, and experience condo damage such as water damage, fire damage or mold damage, we are here to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Give us a call and we will provide you with an estimate and start working quickly to get you back to enjoying your condo again!
There are many things that you can do to prevent a disaster from happening during a hurricane. If a disaster does happen to your property, there are things that you should take into consideration to insure it. Did you know that most insurers will not write a homeowners policy if a hurricane is within a certain distance from the US mainland? It is important to ensure that you are adequately covered in the event damage does happen to your home. Some things to ask yourself are:
1. Do you have adequate fire / structural damage coverage to replace your property in the even that it does become damaged or destroyed?
2. Do you know what your deductible is for your homeowners insurance? Do you know what the difference between Hurricane and Non-Hurricane deductible is and what deductible cost difference is?
3. Flood insurance is NOT covered by the standard homeowners insurance. Do you live in a flood zone that requires this and if so do you have the necessary coverage?
Anytime a structure is damaged during a hurricane most of the time its an opportunity for leaks and water to penetrate the ceiling, walls and other areas of your house. If this does happen and it is not taken care of properly and quickly, the cost can be as much or even more to repair than the structural damage alone! Here at ServiceMaster by Glenn’s, we would like to remind you that you take the time to review the coverage that you have and ensure that you are fully covered if these events should occur. If you have any questions or would like us to come and inspect your business, home or other structure for mold, water damage or even fire damage, give us a call and we will be happy to inspect and take care of this issue for you. We will even work with the insurance company so you don’t have to.
Hurricanes present a variety of threats… Heavy rainfall, storm surges, inland flooding, high winds, tornados and rip currents. Before a hurricane strikes, it is important to carefully map prepare in case of disaster. The amount of planning done upfront plays a significant role in the post-storm cleaning.
To have proper disaster recovery plan, homeowners should plan ahead with these few easy steps:
ServiceMaster By Glenn’s understands disaster recovery. If you have recently experienced damage resulting from a storm, contact us.
Make sure your business is prepared if disaster strikes and have a disaster plan ready.
Key Components of a Disaster Plan For Your Business:
We here at ServiceMaster By Glenn’s want you to be as prepared as possible when disaster strikes. We can assist in help you putting together a disaster plan for your business.
What you do in the first few minutes of an emergency is critical. Making sure you have action plans in place to warn employees or family members to evacuate or get shelter can save lives. Here are some steps to take into consideration when putting together an emergency response plan:
These are just a few things to consider when it comes to setting up an emergency response plan. ServiceMaster By Glenn’s offers a comprehensive disaster planning service that will help you make sure your home or business is protected against the worst.
As the saying goes, “better safe than sorry.”
By developing an emergency preparedness plan, your business can be better prepared in the event of a hurricane here in Vero Beach.
Having a preparedness plan in place ensures that your employees will know what steps to take in a hurricane. In addition to providing disaster restoration services after a hurricane, ServiceMaster Recovery Management also helps you plan in advance of a hurricane with our Pre-Loss Planning Guide.
Our staff can help walk you through:
Rest assured that we have the experience in dealing with hurricane damage, along with a proven process in order to minimize business interruption, mitigate claim severity and give you peace of mind.
Prevention goes a long way toward protecting lives, saving buildings and redeeming the billions of dollars spent on repairs. Call us today to request our free Pre-Loss Planning Guide or to schedule a meeting to discuss your preparedness plans.
Every day, most of us travel between our homes and our work location. It is logical to think about preparing a disaster recovery plan for a disaster that might occur at home or at work…. but what happens if we experience a natural disaster (such as tornado, flooding or fire) while commuting to or from work?
So how do you prepare a commuter disaster recovery plan? Consider the following details so you can make sure you have planned out alternative routes to get home safely.
Put a packet of information together and have it handy, like in your wallet, car glove compartment or another safe place so you can access it in case of emergency. We all like to think we’ll have access to our phones during a natural disaster or emergency, but sometimes cell phone towers do get knocked down or compromised! Have everything printed out and where you can reach it so you have it when you need it most.
We here at ServiceMaster by Glenn’s can help you develop a disaster recovery plan not only for commuting, but for your business continuity as well after a disaster. Contact us today at 772-567-4435 to schedule an appointment with us to get your disaster recovery plan started.
Plan for a potential loss by putting some forethought into loss scenarios before they occur. Your disaster recovery planning and business continuation committee must reflect a holistic approach including input from all departments of the organization. This will allow each department to share their concerns to assure proper communication.
The business continuation committee’s tasks should include the following:
ServiceMaster by Glenn’s will assist you in the aftermath of your loss and throughout the insurance process, restoring your business as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Disasters Happen… and when they do, they are potentially an enormous threat to the structure and it’s contents. Loss and damage can be avoided by formulating a disaster plan- also called a business continuity plan– and taking necessary preventative measures. Preparing a disaster recovery plan can save lives, property and in many cases- an entire business. Developing a business continuity plan is especially important here in Vero Beach where we are subject to natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding.
The goals of a business continuity plan or contingency plan should include (but are not limited to) the following:
Need help drafting a business continuity plan? Contact ServiceMaster By Glenn’s today by calling 772-567-4435 and we’ll get you prepared and organized for the next disaster.