Creating a comprehensive, available Just-In-Case list of emergency contacts can be a be a lifesaver. It’s one of those “just in case” things you should have ready and updated when unexpected circumstances arise. It might seem like a waste of time when you can just look up phone numbers on your mobile phone, but when time is of the essence, you’ll be glad the information is already saved on your device and you can just press a few buttons. It makes a lot more sense than your mind going blank attempting to dig up contact numbers during a highly stressful situation. If anything happens that renders you incapable of using your phone, it’s a good idea to make a Just-In-Case card with the same information to keep with you at all times, as a backup.
Who Should Be On Your Just-In-Case List?
Do you know who to call if your pipes burst in the winter? Or if your car breaks down on the side of the road? Who should be on your Just-In-Case list? Anyone who you need to contact or who needs to be notified. This list shouldn’t be limited to family members. Your list should include contact information for your home, your office or any other family member’s workplace. And list people you may need to contact to take on certain responsibilities for you. While everyone’s list will be unique, here are some basic guidelines:
Service Suppliers – A severe weather event or accident may result in electrical, plumbing, sewage, AC, or heating problems. And your property may also experience damage. In these situations, a prompt call to your supplier will help restore utility service or repairs sooner. Keep your restoration, gas, water, electric, and plumbing company phone numbers at hand to report the smell of gas, a burst water pipe, or a sudden power outage.
Insurance Company – If your home experiences a loss, you’ll need to contact your insurer as soon as possible. That’s why your emergency contact list should include the name of your insurance company, your policy number, and the direct number to their claims team. That way, you can get in touch with your insurer quickly, begin the claims process faster, and get your home up and running again.
Poison Control – Accidental poisoning can be life threatening. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 9 out of 10 accidental poisonings in children occur in the home. Be sure to include the toll-free poison control hotline’s number (800-222-1222) on your emergency contact list.
Police and Fire Department – If you witness an unusual situation that does not qualify as an emergency, such as a suspicious person wandering in your neighborhood, you’ll want to have the phone numbers for the local authorities handy. Situations that are not immediately life-threatening can escalate into more dangerous situations.
Healthcare Providers – You are already likely to have this information saved onto your phone, but it is important to check to make sure you have the information somewhere else. If you break a tooth or feel like you have the flu, you can easily schedule an appointment. Include your pharmacist’s number as well, in case you have questions about prescriptions, dosages, side effects, or substances that could negatively interact with medications.
Who Is Your Restoration Contact?
It’s always a good decision to be prepared … just in case. We all know that in a medical emergency or a situation of imminent danger, we should call 911 but what if you had a fire due to electrical failure, or water running through your house because the sink was left on and overflowed all day. Sure, you will call the fire department to put out the fire but who is your emergency home restoration and repair contact? Your insurance company might have a suggestion of companies who you can call to help secure your home and repair the fire and water damage, but those companies may or may not be highly reputable. So why not choose company you have heard of, read about, or maybe even talked to already? Put your mind at ease and call the trusted and certified professionals who are experts in dealing with disaster relief … Xtreme Home Improvement.
You won’t have to stress about who is coming to your door as all of our technicians are driving vehicles with our name and logo identifying who they are. We pride ourselves on our professional behavior and our ability to make sure your home is well taken care of. We ensure that we clean up after each visit to make sure that your home maintains livability. We work closely with insurance companies to ensure we are doing what is best for you. The process can be confusing and frustrating; however, we have years of experience, so we want to help ease the pain of the process by helping you answer all your questions about the process from start to finish. We will walk you through the steps we need to take to ensure we mitigate the damages, as well as the steps needed to get your house back to the home it was originally. Most people pray they do not have a need for a restoration company, but when the circumstances arise, we try to make things move as smoothly as possible with quick response times, thorough communication, and a well-trained, respectable team.