Having a well-devised disaster recovery plan for your Baltimore property can make the aftermath of a disaster less stressful. There are no fixed rules for a disaster recovery plan because each disaster is unique. Let’s look at several primary elements that you will want to add to your plan.
Add an Emergency File to Your Disaster Recovery Plan
Keeping an emergency file is an essential component of a disaster recovery plan. You’ll want to have copies of important documents (insurance, etc.), an inventory of your assets (with images), and receipts for any significant purchases. You’ll also need any photos of post-disaster damage to file a claim with your insurance company.
Moreover, place the emergency file in a waterproof or fireproof container somewhere in your home. It’s also a great idea to keep contact information for family and friends, utility companies, and medical professionals. Also, keep the original documents in an off-site setting, such as a safe deposit box.
Watch Out for Potential Dangers with a Safety Checklist
In addition, we understand that you might want to put the disastrous event behind you and return to your home in Baltimore. But you need to inspect any potential threats to your safety. You’ll know what possible dangers to pay attention to by keeping a checklist to the one below within your disaster recovery plan.
- Is the exterior of your house damaged? If yes, the interior may also be ruined. Have a full-service general contractor inspect your home.
- A wet ceiling and saggy floors suggest potential structural damage. So, it’s unsafe to step inside until addressed.
- Also, call the local fire department immediately if you smell or hear what might be a gas leak.
- In addition, check for any electrical dangers and contact a professional electrician to address this significant issue.
- If there is lingering water or a sewage backup, dangerous mold may develop. Perform an inspection and mold remediation right away.
- Have North Arundel Contracting inspect for any evidence of fire damage.
Keep Evidence of Disaster-Related Damage
Furthermore, take pictures or videos of disaster-related damage so you can provide evidence to your insurance claim. Moreover, contact your provider to let them know of the damages, and they will advise you of the upcoming steps to complete. You will be in charge of preventing more damage to your Baltimore property until repairs can be achieved. So, make temporary repairs and keep the receipts of any products purchased.
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