When a natural disaster imperils, the well-being of our treasured ones is without fail, our primary concern. But as the titleholder of single-family rental homes, you must also assess the assurance of your tenants your number one priority. Being able to help your tenants to prepare for a natural disaster is an urgent portion of administering your Cypress rental properties. Distributing a few simple preparedness tips can help rental residents weather the worst that Mother Nature may bring.
In a disaster, information is one of your highest available resources. The American Red Cross offers a free emergency app for both the iPhone and Android phones that will place critical information right at your fingertips. In the event of a natural disaster, the app will grant you to monitor conditions in your area and see relevant information that can be useful in an emergency. The app also lets you notify others that you are safe and can also help you look for help when urgently needed. You should empower your tenants to make sure that the app as part of their emergency preparedness plan.
Tuning in to local news broadcasts and adopting evacuation advice seriously is also an urgent part of being protected in a natural disaster. Selections about you’re going to stay or depart should also be decided without having second thoughts, so creating a plan even before you need one is a basic requirement. In case an evacuation order covers one or more of your rental homes, ask your residents to directly seek shelter or to make deals to go to their friends, family, or look for a hotel away from the emergency area. They should also be informed how to bring important personal items with them, including valuables, jewelry, passports, and important documents, including their rental insurance policy information as they will need to find whether they have coverage for relocation.
If evacuation isn’t possible or required, residents should be inspired to gather disaster supplies and to make sure there’s a basic emergency kit ready. Holding at least three days of supplies on standby is prerequisite, adding water, food, batteries, gasoline, pet food, and other necessities, such as diapers and medications.
Finally, the property itself should be prepared to weather the storm by gathering and storing outdoor furniture, bicycles, and other items securely. Windows and gates should be fortified, and if called for, heavy shutters fitted. When it comes to a power outage, the food in the refrigerator and freezer will be one of the first casualties, so make sure to turn both to the coldest settings and secure the doors. Residents should be provided with clear instructions in each of these responsibilities, as well as backed with preparations as needed.
Lending a hand to residents so they could prepare for a natural misadventure is just one of the support being given by the professionals at Real Property Management Preferred. In an emergency situation, we will provide with all disaster preparations, recommend your residents to make their evacuation decisions early on, and present them with the information they need to stay safe. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or by phone at 281-894-9111 for more information.
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