Preparedness Is Key In Time Of Disaster

For all of us, the message from any disaster is simple. Be prepared! The ability to respond quickly to any catastrophe, no matter how great or small, is the key to saving life and minimizing property damage.

Fortunately, not all disasters are catastrophic events. Sometimes a disaster can be as simple as a power outage, a broken water pipe, fallen tree, or clogged chimney. But emergencies, no matter how small, are disasters to those involved.

Private business and the general public should be prepared to respond to all types of disasters, including small isolated emergencies. They should be aware of the resources and equipment that is available to them in the event of an emergency.


It's common sense to keep fire, police and medical phone numbers at your fingertips, but we often forget about other phone numbers and contacts of businesses that supply resources to expedite clean-up. Because, in the event a major disaster should occur, needed professional services will be inundated with calls, leaving many to do the clean-up on their own.

We carry a wide array of items that are often needed in times of a disaster. Come In And visit the our rental center to familiarize yourself with the different types of rental equipment. So when the lights go out -- when your area experiences a lightning storm, downed power lines, or just a simple power outage -- you'll know the place where you'll find gas-powered generators, water pumps, portable lighting, temporary light towers and even phone systems.

Let's say, smoke inundates your home. The carpet, paint and wallpaper are ruined. Carpet cleaners and cleaning equipment, paint strippers, wallpaper steamers & hanging kits, power paint rollers, as well as airless spray units, are available to rent if you want to do-it-yourself and expedite cleaning up.

If a water pipe springs a leak, possible recommendations include water pumps, wet/dry vacuums, dehumidifiers turbo dryers to handle the standing water inside your house, but what about the leak?

To receive appropriate equipment for repairs, describe the damage in detail to your needs. In case of flooding, be prepared to answer pertinent questions such as extensiveness of the leak and the amount of sitting water.

We will apply the information you provide to determine what type of water pump you need, or if a dehumidifier is required for the job instead.

Once you get hold of the correct equipment required for your job -- GET PROPER OPERATING INSTRUCTION.

Make sure you feel confident about operating procedures before you leave the rental center -- before the "on" switch is thrown. Request personal instructions and printed informational handouts. And always take adequate time to ask pertinent operational questions.

The ability to respond quickly to any disaster starts with being prepared. Taking the time now, before a disaster strikes you, to familiarize yourself with what's available to assist you in a disaster response is the key factor to minimize property damage. Even loss of life.