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Safe Southern California Commuting during Storms

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Best Practices and Safety During Storms in Cerritos,CA

While residents in Cerritos,CA have seen a fair share of wet weather, our staff wanted to share several safety tips to keep in mind. This information covers vehicle maintenance as well as activities at home. 

  • The First 10 minutes

When rain patterns are present, the first ten minutes are the most critical. This is due to the fact that residue from oils and motor fluids are being dampened thus causing a slippery surface on most public roads. It is recommended to bare this in mind and keep speeds at a reasonably cautious pace. 

  • Vehicle Maintenance 

It is ideal to ensure the following before wet weather starts to manifest: 

  1. Check vehicle tires to ensure proper traction and inflation.
  2. Check windshield wipers to ensure you will have as clear visibility as possible. 
  3. Ensure all break lights and headlights are in working order. 

This basic vehicle maintenance takes just several minutes and will ensure a safer commute. 

  • Activities Involving Electricity 

When performing any task involving electrical equipment or tools during wet weather, caution is most important. Ensure that your tool or piece of equipment's wiring is sealed properly and there are no frayed bits of wiring present. If operating tools or appliances with rechargeable batteries it is highly advised to do this in a covered area. 

SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens Field Technicians are trained in handling the damages that result from storms. Our team is here to you help you! Should you require our services, we are available 24/7 to help you!

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