If you're one of those careful parents or home owners, there's a good chance that you've already prepared a list of phone numbers which can come in handy for emergency situations. But, if you do not happen to have one or have not prepared one yet, I will share something with you. Why wait for an emergency to happen before making a list?
If the nature of the emergency calls for the needs of the police department, ambulance, or even the fire department, most people would more likely call 911 for these types of emergency situations. The number is short and is very easy to memorize, but what happens if you have a home remodeling emergency? Who should you call?
What should you do and who should you call, if for instance, if you have leaking water pipes in the middle of the night due to a recent renovation or remodeling. If these kinds of emergencies have not occurred to you yet, chances are you have not thought of these ideas and how these things could happen yet. Now's the perfect time to prepare yourself before something bad happens.
With today's technology, the usual first thing to do if you want to learn about something that you're not familiar with is too look and do a research on the internet. Browse the phones and checking previous junk mails from local plumbers or repair services can actually help. After gathering up enough numbers and contacts, it's then time to give them a call and ask for their professional opinions and information on how to deal with these types of situations, before it happens. This will prevent you from panicking should an emergency result from a home remodeling nightmare.
As much as possible, make sure that their services are available 24 hours a day. If not, try to find out if they can recommend someone who offers such services. After you've already collected a list of important contacts for possible remodeling nightmares or mishaps, make sure to put those numbers in one place where it is highly accessible for everyone, and make sure they are clearly written. Rewrite them in a uniformed manner if possible.
Nobody wants to run around the house to look for those telephone numbers when they are badly needed, and this is basically the main reason why such important numbers or information should be on place one particularly accessible location in one's home. For some, it is also advisable to place the same grouped information in several parts of the house to provide better access to the numbers regardless of where you are in the house.
This way, you can also avoid having the numbers burned, stained, or wet, should leaks happen near the place where you stored all the important numbers and information. Basically following the concept of reserves or plan B's.
Preparation is really everything when it comes to avoiding remodeling nightmares. And the best time to start preparing is now. Not later, not next week, not even in a while, but now.