The AM/PM Disaster Recovery Program is a proactive approach to help you prepare for fires and floods. Here’s what it is, how it can help, and some helpful tips on how to prepare and put measures in place to help during a disaster. 

How to Be Proactive in Disaster Recovery
Whether it’s in business or in life, the best way to deal with any crisis is to have a plan in place beforehand. When you have a plan that’s been fully fleshed out and proven to work, then you will be much further ahead when the time comes. It’s why so many professionals, from property owners and managers to construction companies, are taking a proactive approach to disaster recovery. 

If you own property or work in the field of mechanics, fire protection, or construction, then being proactive is your best choice. For that, there is the Disaster Recovery Program, available exclusively through AM/PM Restoration. This plan has no cost for enrolment and is designed to be hassle-free. Read on to learn about every aspect of the program and for tips on what you can do to prepare for floods and fires so you can mitigate the damage. 

The AM/PM Disaster Recovery Program
The AM/PM Disaster Recovery Program is a unique, proactive approach to disaster preparedness that gives you the tools you need to help rebuild faster and potentially mitigate some of the devastation brought on by fires or floods. 

The program is free and easy, and comes with the following things upfront: 

  • A pre-disaster survey inspection of your property to determine potential problems and start on a recovery plan. 
  • A detailed property report is kept on file at our headquarters so it’s always accessible. 
  • Emergency response I.D. cards for key personnel to eliminate the need for individual work authorizations that waste time and potentially cause disarray when an order is needed. 
  • First responder priority placement so that you get the help you need fast. 
  • We will give you a guaranteed arrival time when you experience a disaster.  
  • We will also offer you up to 10% off select water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold abatement pricing.  
  • Finally, you will receive pre-approved pricing options so there are no financial surprises down the road. 

Help in Preparing for Floods
Floods can come very suddenly, which can make preparing the more difficult. As with the fire damage mitigation tips that follow, safety is always the priority. Never do anything to endanger yourself or others in preparing for or during an emergency. That said, there are a few things you can do to help with floods, some long before you would ever encounter one. 

The first thing you should do is check your flood risk. Floods do not impact every part of the country equally, even as they become more common. It’s important to understand your own risk before you go about preparing. 

You should also ensure your insurance covers floods. Did you know that many insurance policies do not include floods as part of their coverage? Many people and businesses will have to draw a dedicated flood policy to ensure they are covered. Work with your insurance provider to get a policy that works for you. Then, if a flood strikes, you know that you will have the resources you need to build back. 

You should also elevate and anchor your critical utilities, including propane tanks, wiring, heating systems, electrical panels, and sockets where possible.  

Tips for Preparing for Fire Disasters
Unfortunately, fires and wildfires are becoming a regular occurrence in large parts of the country. Even though they have become predictable, many people don’t take some of the simple steps available that can help mitigate the damage. Let’s be clear: sometimes fires will take everything no matter what you do or how proactive you are. That doesn’t mean, however, that taking certain precautions can’t help. 

Here are a few tips from our team on how you can best prepare for fire damage. 

  • First and foremost, install the right fire alarms. Insufficient fire alarms and smoke detectors, along with ones that have run out of batteries, pose a very real safety risk to everyone on the property. You should regularly test your fire alarms, preferably monthly, and ensure you have the right number for your space. 
  • If you live in a wildfire country, then ensure that you have a fire-resistant zone around your property. This is an area that’s free of potentially flammable debris and materials, such as dead vegetation, debris, leaves, etc. 
  • You should also safely store any flammable or combustible materials. These materials can make fires more intense and cause a lot more damage if they are improperly stored. This could include using fireproof containers and other mitigating strategies to keep them from catching fire during an emergency. 
  • Finally, carefully read your Disaster Recovery Report. There will be valuable information in there on what to do during and after an emergency to ensure that you can rebuild back quickly and potentially mitigate some of the damage caused by the fire. 

Contact Us Today for Your Disaster Recovery Plan
Whether you live in an area with high risks of fires and floods or not, it never hurts to be prepared. With the Disaster Recovery Program from AM/PM Restoration, you can get a detailed report and plan in place with the help of the experts. This can help you be better prepared when disaster strikes and give you some financial predictability and flexibility when the time comes. 

If you are a property owner or manager, call our office today and we will schedule an appointment for a walkthrough of your property. During this walkthrough, we can identify important things like high-priority tenants, special fixtures, important assets like expensive art, and things like water shutoffs and electrical panels. 

If you own mechanical, fire protection, or construction companies, you can also call us for an appointment. During our time together, we will discuss your company’s specific needs and present you with our disaster protocols and special pricing. 

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