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Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
Disposal of debris can be a major concern. No matter what state you live in, the type of debris you will encounter will be much the same: damaged buildings, downed trees, building materials, and household and other types of hazardous waste.
Better Business Bureau reminds those who experience storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions. Natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes can bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, crises also bring out persons who choose to take advantage of the victims.
Springtime is just around the corner. And springtime always brings with it the threat of violent weather and water damage to property. When returning to a home that has sustained water damage, you must consider the possibility of mold damage. This must be dealt with quickly and properly in order to lessen or mitigate the problem of mold contamination.
If you plan on hiring someone to remove snow instead of shoveling yourself, BBB offers advice on hiring a reliable snow removal contractor.
Your BBB recommends you take some basic preparedness steps to help you plan for a natural disaster, which can help ease the stress and anxiety caused if your home is damaged by storms.
Storms, tornadoes, floods, wild fires, and other natural disasters often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors taking advantage of those who have already been victimized. Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners affected by natural disasters to beware of “storm chasers” and out-of-town contractors soliciting businesses. Although not all storm chasers are scammers, they may lack the proper licensing for your area, offer quick fixes, or make big promises they can’t deliver. BBB offers the following tips for victims of natural disasters.
In the wake of severe storms that came through our area, your BBB offers the following tips to help people decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families.