There’s never any telling what kind of damage a storm might leave behind. In a blink of an eye a crash of lightning could take out a power line plunging San Antonio into darkness. This happened a while back and left over 100,000 people without power several days. The question then becomes are you ready to survive a power outage? Here are some things to consider as a way of getting ready for a potential power outage.
First of all, you want to make sure you’ve got a handy light source ready to go. This should mean a flashlight that is easy to grab. You don’t want to be stumbling around the dark trying to remember where you put that flashlight. There are some great flashlights that can be mounted directly onto the wall that are both powered by batteries and recharged by electricity. Once you have that flashlight in hand you can search out other flashlights to distribute among any family members who are with you. It might be a good idea also to have a battery operated camping lamp that you can turn on. While you might have an inclination light some candles it’s best to avoid striking a match in the dark when there is no power. The worst-case scenario would be a fire starting up and you not being able to call the fire department.
While it is true that there’s no telling just when a storm might strike that doesn’t mean you can’t always have some canned goods and stored water at the ready. If the power does go out you’ll probably want to eat up any perishable items you have in your refrigerator while it’s still a little bit cool. There are some smart folks who really prepare for the worst by having a backup generator. You’ll tell who these are because they’ll be the only ones in your neighborhood with the lights on!
As soon as the power has been restored you might have some more things to contend with; namely all the storm debris that could be dumped in your yard. You can prepare for this by having the number for Junk King San Antonio ready to dial (1-888-888-JUNK). Junk King is a San Antonio company that specializes in junk removal of any kind.
For their normal work week the Junk King San Antonio crew handles several scheduled appointments to remove anything from construction waste, old furniture, kitchen appliances or any other type of garbage that’s too big for the weekly trash pickup. Junk King really gets to put their services to the test after a storm when they race out to remove all that storm debris. It doesn’t matter to Junk King whether that debris includes fallen trees, shingles from a roof or even a wayward row boat they’ll make sure it’s taken away as quickly as possible. That is service you can count on!
What comes to mind when you hear the words “spring cleaning?” That’s an easy one. This is the time when folks decide to do a thorough cleaning of their homes. Forget the once a week dusting and sweeping, a spring cleaning is a major floor to ceiling scrub down. No speck of dust or crumb of food should be left standing in a house that has gone through an intense spring cleaning. But there are some areas in a home that might be overlooked even with the best intentions. When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet?
Believe it or not there is an actually day in May designated as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This is the day when folks are encouraged to bring all their unwanted medicines into a designated drop off center for proper disposal. Of course, you could just toss out your expired pills but we all know our trashcans aren’t always secure. You might just be surprised about how many unused bottles of pills, potions and lotions you have lurking in your medicine cabinet.
Then there is the issue of cleaning your kitchen. Yes, we all know what a spotless kitchen should look like, but how are your pantry or cupboard shelves doing? Are you overstocked with canned goods? Are some of these items reaching the expiration date? You might consider going through your kitchen to look for canned or dry goods that you could donate to a local San Antonio food bank. These items are sure to be put to good use before they have a chance to expire.
Now, let’s talk your office. When was the last time your business had a major cleaning? Sure, you might have janitorial services come through to empty the trash and vacuum the floors, but is that really a spring cleaning? What about behind desks, under sofas and the dreaded storage closet! All of that can be swept through for a complete cleaning.
Back at your home, you might begin to create a pile of junk that is too large for your weekly trash pick. Think of this as the collateral damage of a spring cleaning. These large items could be anything from a ping-pong table nobody uses to busted up baby furniture that has long been outgrown. The reason we hang onto this junk has less to do with sentimental value and more to do with practicality: We just can’t move it. If you’ve reached the point in your spring cleaning when you’ve got junk that has to get gone, it’s time to call in the professionals.
An experienced crew of junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio
can show up at the appointed hour with a huge truck and plenty of muscle to take away your refuse. There really is no sense to go through the hard work of a spring cleaning if you’re not going to clear out the clutter. Once this junk is gone you’ll marvel at the amount of space you can reclaim.