Whenever a property emergency strikes, there is nothing that can prepare you for the sometimes devastating aftermath of trying to piece back together the loss you've just experienced.
The faster you act, the more likely you will be to minimize damage and stress. What can you do in the meantime to manage your property emergency…
• Contact a trained professional immediately to locate the source of water intrusion
• Shut off the main water supply
• Excess water should only be removed using the appropriate water extraction equipment
• Remove any un-affected personal belongings that are in the path of the water
• In summer, turn on air-conditioning to maximize drying potential. In the winter, alternate opening windows and heating for maximum drying potential
• Avoid using electronic appliances
• Do not consume food items exposed to water
• Relocate all people and pets to a safe environment
• Turn HVAC ventilation system off, except when temperature is below freezing (32F)
• Open the windows and doors to allow for ventilation
• Remove all people and pets out of fire/smoke damaged structure
• Avoid using electrical appliances, outlets or outlet switches in the event they are damaged and can ignite
• Empty the contents the refrigerator and freezer and store items in cooler with ice to prevent spoilage
• Do not Wipe Down or Wash surfaces covered in soot or smoke to prevent it from spreading
• Close the doors in unaffected areas to prevent smoke or soot from spreading
• When temperatures are below freezing, pour anti-freeze in toilet bowls, sinks and tub if heat is off.
• Contact trained professionals to secure the roofing and siding from causing additional property damage such as water entering openings in the roof and framing
• Remove any loose debris to prevent it from falling or being blown off property causing additional damage to persons or property
• Contact a trained professional to help secure the property and begin the repair.
• Be patient as there are many others just like you in the same situation
In Case of an Emergency:
Adderley Restoration is trained and certified through the IICRC to quickly assess damages and begin the emergency services needed.
Because we own our equipment
and have a well-established
network of partners, you’ll always
get the attention you need
especially in times when
resources are scarce.
What kind of disasters can be mitigated against?
Mitigation means taking action now to reduce or prevent future damage later.
There are three important elements to help reduce the impact of disasters on our nation's citizens and communities:
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. In order for mitigation to be effective we need to take action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, and insuring
against risk). It is important to know that
disasters can happen at any time and
any place and if we are not
can be fatal.
Identifying hazards and assessing risks and vulnerabilities;
Taking action to mitigate risks (reduce or prevent damage); and
Telling the Best Practice story of how it worked.
Please give us a call @ 812-560-1857! We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you through your emergency mitigation!