When disaster strikes, Anderson Rentals, Inc. is ready with quick response and prompt delivery to meet the sanitation needs for local, state and federal agencies as well as private sector emergency response services. We have experience working with major utility providers such as Florida Power and Light and Progressive Energy as well as federal relief services (FEMA). Providing clean-up services and facilities after major events such as hurricanes, tropical storms, floods or other natural occurrences afflicting public or private properties is what we do.
To prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms, we advise beginning preparation minimally 4-5 days prior to expected landfall of the event. Once a hurricane/tropical storm is eminent by official “warning” status from the National Weather Service, our preparation and services will suspend for safety reasons just prior to the threatening winds and will not resume until the storm has passed. Getting services safely back up to full speed is our highest priority in times of crisis. Some of the standard disaster relief items we provide include portable toilets and sinks for basic necessities and restroom/shower trailers when more permanent facilities are needed.
The wisest choice is to have an emergency plan in place for pre-arranged services to minimize health risks should a disaster occur.
As a note to our customers, please know that hurricanes affect us all. During these times, it will at some point, become impossible for us to provide service to every customer, i.e.: pick up/remove your portable toilet, roll-off or restroom trailer. It is our policy to pump out the portable restrooms and leave them empty while trying to place them in the safest site location as is possible or time allows. Ultimately, this is equipment you have rented and as such, you are responsible for the safety of, during a storm. Our short response for how to do this is do one of the following: tie a rope around it to keep the door closed, lay it down, move the portable, rope the door and lay it down on the leeward side of the job site (out of the prevailing winds), move/drag the portable to the interior of the garage, rope-tie the portable to a solid object: tree, dumpster or telephone pole.
Contact us at 1-800-553-2213 to learn more about our disaster relief efforts.