Have you recently suffered a home disaster? MI-BOX portable storage can help
We hope no one has to endure this topic, but if you do, here are some beneficial tips to keep on the back burner, just in case. We’ll get into some emotionally delicate scenarios, so sensitive readers should stop here and not read any further.
With the warning expressed, let’s get right into it.
What are some examples of disasters?
Disasters are sudden catastrophic or traumatic events that can severely impact a human or a society physically, emotionally and physiologically.
So, what qualifies as a catastrophe or disaster? Here are some examples:
- Fire damage
- Toxic mold infestation
- Dangerous asbestos
- Sewage and water damage
- Property damage/collapse due to nature
- Unintentional property damage
- Criminal property damage
- Undetected death
- Criminal related death
The list could go on, but we will settle for these straightforward scenarios. What in the world would you do if you were the victim of any of these unfortunate circumstances?
What to do immediately if it happens to you?
First, please know that there is a plethora of resources available for individuals and families that we will list here.
Some of these situations are categorized as emergencies and would obviously require immediate police, fire department or rescue intervention.
- Calgary Police Services
- Dial 911 – emergencies
- Dial 403-266-1234 – non urgent
- Calgary Fire Department
- Dial 911 – fire emergencies
For anything less crucial, dialling 311 would be the quickest way to receive next-step information for professional biohazard cleanup, restoration/removal, and boarding-up services. Most of these professionals operate 24/7 and can make it on the scene within 1 hour of the initial call.
- Phoenix Restoration is an example of emergency and non-emergency cleanup, board-up, restoration services, etc.
Additionally, most of the examples given leave a lasting impression on people, so speaking to your family doctor about receiving counselling resources through Alberta Health may help completely or partially subsidize the out-of-pocket cost.
- Contact your family doctor
- Google counselling services near you
- Contact Alberta Health Services for more information
Don’t forget to report any suspicious behaviour to the police. Read up on mold and asbestos exposure symptoms. Reach out to friends and family that seem distant, sad or worried. Remember that there is always help available.
How can a portable storage company help during terrible situations?
Depending on the position you find yourself in, you have to deal with the aftermath of the initial shock sooner or later.
Suppose your home has been damaged or suffering a toxic infestation. In that case, you’ll eventually have to go through anything salvageable while repairs are underway. A MI-BOX portable storage unit can be placed a few steps away from your home. This will allow you to safely store belongings while professionals restore, rebuild and renovate.
This will also prevent theft from vigilant opportunists waiting to strike at the right moment. Our units are built strong, so no one can access them other than you.
In the case of a deceased person, there will come the point where belongings will have to be sorted. During such complicated, delicate and painful matters, sometimes the best thing to do is leave it for another day.
A portable storage unit can be the solution that allows you to breathe a bit easier. The unit would be placed right in front of the home at a comfortable step-in height. Everything can be moved and stored in the container by the family of the loved one or a professional company.
We’ll pick up the mobile container and store it in our clean and secure storage facility, where it will be waiting for the right time for you and your family to process.
Allow MI-BOX to support you during your greatest time of need
Disaster can strike at any moment and without warning. It can be tremendously challenging to navigate the waters of disaster, but reading up on what to do and who to call for help ahead of time can prevent a bad situation from worsening.
We want you to know that we are here for you, no matter what you’re going through. We will help support you wherever possible while you deal with sensitive issues.
Click here to learn more about MI-BOX portable storage solutions.