2020 Emergency Preparedness Tips For Renters

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It’s only January 2020 but, there’s never been a better time than right now to focus on emergency preparedness.

With fire season in California beginning earlier every single year, it makes sense for every renter to be prepared for a potential emergency by following the tips:

Tip #1 – Make Sure You Have A Renters Insurance Policy

Renters insurance is something that most renters nationwide are required to have at their rental properties but sadly very few renters actually continue to maintain an active renter’s insurance policy while they live in their current rental property.

If you’ve let your renter’s insurance policy expire, you should find another affordable renters insurance policy immediately because the average renter’s insurance policy only costs about $30 per month and it will ensure all of the belongings in your rental property for up to $20,000 or more.

Once you having active renters insurance policy, you should always keep your insurance-related documents in a convenient location. Ideally, your renter’s insurance policy and other insurance documents should be stored in a fireproof box or saved digitally online where they can be conveniently retrieved via your smartphone if needed.

Tip #2 – Have A Plan

Besides having an active renters insurance policy in place, another important thing that you should do is have a plan for what you and your family will do in the event a disaster does strike.

Regardless if it’s a fire, flood or any other natural disaster, it’s advisable to sit down with the other members of your family and discuss a plan that each of you would follow to reconnect with one another in the event a disaster strikes.

Tip #3 – Make Sure Your Rental Property Is Prepared For An Emergency

Last of all, but most important, another thing that you can do to prepare for an emergency is to make sure that your property is prepared for an emergency like a natural disaster, should one occur.

This means that you have plenty of water, first aid kit, candles, batteries, canned food, toiletries, and other necessities that can be restored within reach should a natural disaster or an emergency take place which results in the power or water being shut off for days at a time.

Being prepared for a natural disaster or any other type of emergency is the smart thing to do and it could even your life, or the lives of the other members in your family.

Contact RPM Central Valley

To learn more about the things that you can do to be prepared for an emergency, or to speak with us about our Property Management Services, contact us today by calling 209-570-2222 or click here to connect with us online.