Did you know that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month? This national event encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. At JK Mechanical, we understand that the safety of your family and home is your top priority. Follow these Emergency Preparedness tips to help you create your own emergency plan.
Establish a Family Communication Plan
During an emergency, communication can be unreliable. Plan ahead so that all members of your family—especially children and the elderly—know how to reach help or where to go in case of an emergency. This form from FEMA can help your family organize all of your essential contact information.
Prepare for and Prevent Power Outages
Unplanned, extended power outages can become more than an inconvenience, leaving you without heating or cooling, sump pump or well water, lights, refrigeration, phone chargers, and more. Never go without power again with a standby generator from Generac and JK Mechanical. An automatic standby generator protects your home against power outages 24/7, even if you aren’t home.
Sign up for emergency news and alerts
Stay on top of news during an emergency by signing up for real-time alerts from FEMA or your local news station.
Unsafe heating & electrical equipment are a leading cause of home fire casualties, especially in the winter. We recommend scheduling regular maintenance visits for your home comfort system as well as a comprehensive electrical or plumbing safety inspection to ensure peace of mind by solving potential issues before they begin. For National Preparedness Month, JK Mechanical is offering a FREE Electrical Safety inspection when you schedule your FREE Generator home assessment with Jason. Contact us today to request your appointment.
Check Your Supplies
Stock your home, car, or office with emergency supplies such as drinking water, blankets, non-perishable food, first aid supplies, and extra medication. Store copies of your important documents such as IDs, insurance, and baking information off-site such as in the cloud or a safety deposit box.
Think Fire Safe
Be sure that your fire detectors, CO detectors, and fire extinguishers are in good working condition and located as needed around your home.