At ITS Environmental Services, the safety of our customers is our number one priority. Information is crucial when it comes to protecting your family, loved ones and your employees. We have included several resource pages on our website to provide information concerning various natural and environmental disasters.
It’s essential to take steps to prepare for a natural or environmental disaster before one happens. We may not always have sufficient time in advance to make preparations, and some disasters happen unexpectedly. We listen to weather reports to know when a storm or hurricane is coming. But, there are other events that may occur without any warning, or with little time to prepare. For that reason, it’s important to take steps now.
Natural catastrophes, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes occur throughout the year with devastating consequences. Accidental man-made disasters, such as chemical spills, can also occur and without any warning.
The current Coronavirus pandemic has increased the importance & necessity to be prepared for any type of disaster that could strike. Early action is the best way to protect your family, loved ones and employees.
There are certain essentials that should always be available such as a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food, medicine, information on evacuation routes and shelters, flashlights and extra batteries, backup chargers, gasoline for your car and generator, a prepared emergency bag if you need to leave your home urgently.
An emergency bag can be packed and stored for use when a natural, environmental or accidental disaster happens. You should regularly check your supplies and refresh items to avoid expiration. Make certain that you have the essential items that you and your family will need if you are unable to return to your home for a few days or possibly longer. Below we have provided a list with some of the items you may want to include in your emergency bag.
When a disaster happens, it’s critical that you’re ready to take action immediately, and can be a matter of life and death. You do not want to be trying to pack a bag in an emergency and unsafe situation. Preparing an emergency bag will save critical time in getting to a safe place.
Items that you might want to consider including in your emergency bag include:
1. Personal needs
Toiletries, first aid kit, baby wipes, multipurpose knife, can opener, and other personal needs that you require on a daily basis and that can fit in an emergency bag that can be easily carried and stored.
2. Coronavirus safety supplies
Face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, soap, paper towels… During the current pandemic, these are additional essential items that you will need to help keep you and your family safe.
Pack clothing to last for a few days. Include layers you can add or remove, plus lightweight rain gear and waterproof boots.
Pack prescription medication to last for a few days and until you can get to a pharmacy. If you need larger items, such as an oxygen tank, make sure you have a portable version.
Fill a zip-top waterproof bag with photocopies of your birth certificate; driver’s license; Social Security and Medicare cards; power of attorney and will; any marriage, adoption or naturalization certificates; proof of address; insurance, medical and immunization records; and information about your credit and ATM cards.
6. Food and drink
Bottled water is essential. Granola or energy bars are small and can provide sustenance until you’re able to have a larger meal.
In addition to enough money for a few days, include small bills and a roll of quarters for certain machines that you may need to access such as vending machines and some air pumps.
After the event has passed, make certain that your home is safe before returning and entering.
If it’s safe to stay home, it’s also imperative to have essential supplies available and ready quickly. Flashlights, batteries, backup chargers, non-perishable food, bottled water, a battery operated radio, gasoline for your car and generator, cash, medicine, toiletries…
Sit down with your family and make a list of the essential items you will need, as well as an emergency plan. Set up a schedule to go over your emergency action plan and items of need. Do not become complacent. Having an emergency plan, essential supplies and an emergency bag if you need to leave your home, are imperative to helping keep you and your family safe.
Please review our other resource pages for additional information, and consider researching – how to prepare for an emergency event.
The safety of our customers is our #1 priority. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime. We are here to help.
At ITS Environmental Services, we provide complete emergency HAZMAT cleanup, disinfection and site remediation & restoration services. Our highly experienced technicians are available for immediate emergency cleanup following a natural or environmental event. We use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced cleaning methodologies on all jobs. We follow strict standards and regulations to maximize safety.
Content Pack Out & Storage Services
If you’ve had a flood or fire in your home or office, or if you require mold, asbestos or lead abatement, or have another environmental issue, we can take the unaffected contents and store it in our clean and safe warehouse until the affected area has been cleaned & fully restored. We have the ability to pack out and transport personal property to our warehouse for your short term or long term storage solutions. We will carefully wrap, package and inventory the items and label each box. We provide protective coverings for all furniture and items of value. We securely load the contents onto our trucks and safely deliver it to our warehouse. Our warehouse is climate controlled and equipped with central station monitoring, fire and theft alarms and sprinkler system. We have a fleet of box trucks and vans to accommodate any size job. We will also deliver the contents back to you when it is safe to do so.
Restoring & Rebuilding Your Property
If you have damage to your property, whether it was caused by a flood or fire in your home or business, or you had mold, lead or asbestos removal performed, or have storm damage, we can provide a complete rebuild of the affected area and restore your home or business to its pre-loss condition. We understand that you want to have your home back to normal for your family or reduce additional economic loss to your business. We can provide you with a free no-obligation estimate for the repair and restore of your property, and if an insurance claim was submitted, we can help negotiate with your insurance company. Call us today for your free no-obligation estimate.
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From start to finish, ITS Environmental Services, Inc. is a leading expert in environmental restoration and remediation in the New York and Tri State area. We will handle every facet of any size commercial or residential flood mitigation, mold remediation and fire & smoke damage restoration project. In addition to our water mitigation & drying, mold remediation & removal and fire/smoke damage restoration services, we provide emergency biohazard cleanup, disinfection for germs, viruses and bacteria, animal damage cleanup, trauma, death & crime scene cleanup, gross filth & hoarding cleanup, odor removal, asbestos and lead abatement & removal, oil, fuel & chemical spill mitigation and other environmental hazardous restoration services. We also offer packing, moving & storage for personal property during the restoration process and rebuilds of damaged property. Our team has substantial training and experience, and we incorporate the most advanced mitigation techniques, equipment and methodologies to provide the highest effective restoration process. We follow the strict standards of the IICRC, CDC & EPA on every project. We are highly experienced, IICRC and CEICR Certified and fully insured. We offer free inspections and estimates, and we will negotiate with insurance carriers on behalf of our clients. Call us today 1-855-862-7474.
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Over the past 10 years, ITS Environmental Services has become the leading restoration company for all types of remediation in homes and commercial properties. We will restore and rebuild any property back to a safe environment. We provide emergency service for homes and businesses damaged by flooding, fire & smoke, mold, biohazardous waste, odors, germs, viruses & bacteria, blood and bodily fluids due to crime, death & trauma related events, animal & pests, gross filth, hoarding, asbestos, lead, fuel, oil & chemical spills and other environmental hazards throughout New York, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in need of property restoration from environmental damage, please call us today. We understand the challenges facing our customers when they contact us, and we will do our utmost to assist you every step of the way. We will perform a No-Obligation inspection and provide you with a detailed estimate of the work to be performed, and we will assist you in negotiating with your insurance carrier. ITS Environmental Services, Inc. is a fully insured corporation, IICRC & CEICR Certified and all of our technicians are trained and certified. Call us today at 1-855-862-7474.