As a homeowner, the unexpected is often just around the corner. That’s why it’s good to be prepared.
Homeowner preparedness is helpful in home stewardship.
To let you stay ahead of the curveballs thrown your way, we want to help you build a kit. But it’s no ordinary kit. As a matter of fact, the kit we’re talking about is a water remediation kit.
And it’s one that’s set to rival the pros. This kit is just what you need if you live in an area prone to flooding or if you just like to be extra prepared for home disasters.
Build your own water remediation kit
If you want to build your own water remediation kit to rival that of the pros, we’ve got your back. We’ll take you by the hand and place the spotlight on must-have parts of your kit.
Let’s take a look at each component for the best kit ever.
First of all, toss in a printout of important home insurance data. This is a good time to do some research and find out if your policy covers water damage and to what extent. And if it doesn’t cover water damage at all — you may want to weigh whether or not your current policy is worth the investment.
Every good water remediator carries a solid dehumidifier in his or her arsenal. A dehumidifier helps eliminate moisture.
Water can run but it can’t hide when you have a moisture meter. A moisture meter will help you discover water even if it’s not in plain sight.
An air mover provides airflow to cultivate a drier atmosphere.
Are you looking to cleanse the air during or after remediation? The room may smell a bit musty. Put the air scrubber to work in filtering the air of pollutants and other offending particles.
If you’re battling with some nasty flooding, a flood pumper can remove a large amount of water from water-logged areas.
Need to get the room up to proper working temperature for your dehumidifier? A mobile furnace will do the trick in raising the temperature.
To give your kit that extra bit of oomph! it is worth your time to consider adding the following:
A light source
Now toss in a good flashlight or battery-powered lantern into your kit. If the power goes out, you’ll be ready to deal with the flooding. Even if it’s dark.
Additionally, having some towels around to spring into quick-drying action will be helpful. Of course, if you’re dealing with severe flooding then a towel may not do much for you.
We suggest tossing spare batteries into your kit. Consider what types would prove most useful to you during an emergency. Some flooding situations may leave homeowners without power for days. It’s good to be prepared.
Waterproof storage tub
In an effort to protect these “extras,” pop them into a waterproof storage tub. You’ll be glad to have access to these items in a dry and safe location should an emergency flooding situation hit.
First aid kit
And how about a first aid kit? You never know what may happen. Having a first aid kit ready to go in the case of an emergency is a solid idea. If the flooding is affecting your entire locality, gaining immediate medical attention may not be feasible.
Adding clean water to your arsenal is another great idea. But don’t only toss in water bottles. Consider including a water purifying gadget that doesn’t require power. If the power goes out, you will be glad to have a source of clean water.
To be sure, knowing what’s happening during a power outage can be helpful. And it’s not only helpful, but it’s also possible thanks to the invention of the radio.
Don’t forget to toss in a map of your state. Should the situation require evacuation, you’ll be glad to have a map handy.
Store enough food to hold you over at least a few days. We suggest building your own pantry system. But if anything, a few days can hold you over while you strategize a means to acquire more food during the emergency situation.
And how about important paperwork? Keep it stored with your emergency supplies. If you have to run, it will be easy to snatch it and carry it along.
Add money to your stash of flood response materials. You never know where cash could help in a situation like that.
The emergency blanket is another addition to consider. Add a couple if you share your home with other family members.
A water remediation kit isn’t just for the pros
While a water remediation kit isn’t just for the pros, we will say that the first half of this article will cost a bit up-front. If you prefer to rely on the help of a professional who already owns a water remediation kit, no worries. Here’s what to look for in a water restoration company.