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Praetorian "Instant-Plumber" Leak and Drip Sacks (AB-300) August 30 2015, 0 Comments

Praetorian Leak and Drip Sacks,

Praetorian AB-300 Domestic leak and drip sacks are an essential part of any Home, Business, Hotel/ Motel, or Multi-Family developments, plumbing defense. They are designed to absorb and contain domestic plumbing mishaps that can cost thousands if left unattended. The AB-300 absorbs 20 Lbs. of contaminated liquids from toilets, sinks, faucets, dishwashers, washing machines, hot water heaters, leaky roofs or, ice damming.

  • Each sack contains a super absorbent polymer that swells on contact with sewage water
  • The sacks are light weight and easy to stow
  • They are easily deployable, just drop in overflowing toilet or around leak and they activate
  • Absorbs approximately 30 lbs. of contaminated water
  • Long Shelf life

If you manage a Hotel, Motel, or Apartment Complex the AB-300 is a must have! 

If you have ever had to clean up after Grandpa's business that overflowed to the downstairs kitchen, then this product is for you.

If you have ever had a third story tenant's kid overflow the tub, and cause flooding on the second, and first floors, the AB300 should be in your arsenal of flood and leak defense.   


From the Praetor's Office-Preventing Workplace Accidents January 26 2015, 0 Comments

According to OSHA, slip, trip and fall injuries account for the highest rate of injuries in the work place. They are also the second leading cause of work-related accidental deaths behind auto accidents, with figures reaching 15%. Common injuries due to slip, trip and falls may include: sprains, broken bones, head and back injuries, as well as lacerations.

Company Losses Related to Slips, Trips and Falls:


The costs related to slip and fall accidents can add up quickly and drastically cut into your company’s bottom line. In 2006, the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index reported the average cost of a slip and fall to be $22,800 per incident, with workers comp claims averaging $19,000.

The out-of-pocket expenditures effect multiple areas of the company. Some of the most common outlays your company may be responsible for:

• Court costs
• Compensation for punitive damages
• Possible repair costs to equipment damaged during injury
• Loss of work and downtime on behalf of injured employee
• Higher insurance premiums
• Worker’s comp claims
• Loss of life

Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention:

Keeping your employees safe is crucial to your company’s success and growth. With better response you will see your employees are able to avoid more slip, trip and fall injuries.

Two responses that can greatly mitigate the possibility of slip, trip, and falls are: (1) A1 PowerSorb, which is an excellent multi-purpose sorbent powder that absorbs a myriad of hazardous compounds; its greatest benefit is that it’s a universal sorbent, able to absorb many different compounds; also (2) Super Absorbent Flood Barriers, pillows filled with a super-absorbent polymer that can absorb 500 x’s their weight in liquid. These two solutions combined can greatly mitigate the potentiality of slip, trip and fall accidents.

For more information contact PraetorianDisasterSupply.com or (281) 507-4639.


From the Praetor's Office-The Cost of Preparedness versus Response September 13 2014, 0 Comments

The Cost of Preparedness versus Response

Is it statistically feasible to calculate the level of resources needed to address a catastrophic flooding incident? Well, that’s the million dollar question; at Praetorian Disaster Supply our sole purpose is to prepare, and respond to the threat of a flood against life, or damage to homes or business.  We resolve to get you as close to readiness as possible.

The most important aspects of your focus is to establish a cost benefit analysis; Simply stated, determine the point costs of preparedness begin to outweigh the probable costs of the response; does it cost you more to prepare for an incident or respond to the consequences on taking no action, the answer is almost never the latter.

The term “catastrophic flooding” is generally used to describe the occurrence of exceptional or rare high magnitude floods, unfortunately “rare” is becoming common.

According to the U.S. National Weather Service a general rule-of-thumb for flood forecasting in urban areas is that it takes at least 1 inch (25 mm) of rainfall in an hour's time to start significant ponding of water. The weather service routinely issues Flash Flood Guidance and Headwater Guidance, which indicate the general amount of rainfall that would need to fall in a short period of time in order to cause flash flooding or flooding.

The Private sector shouldn’t wait for government intervention, they should be proactive and provide a framework to address the potentiality or probability of a threat of a devastating flooding incident.  The private sector should establish a plan and implement effective measures to protect their business and employees during times of emergencies.  In your plan you should determine the resources needed to defend against a flooding incident, an also determine the projected benefit received.

In a recent real world example a local firm had fallen victim to numerous catastrophic flooding incident over the last 30 years; during Hurricane lke they suffered 5 feet of water in their main office management building, the damage cost them months downtime, hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair bills, and lost revenue; their comprehensive lost can easily be calculated in the millions.  Although this was catastrophic damage and couldn’t be totally avoided, much of it could have been mitigated and their downtime greatly diminished, they lacked a plan and resources to implement their plan.

Praetorian Disaster Supply provides aqueous solutions to address the effects of flooding on critical infrastructure; we offer a variety of measures that mitigate damage, expedite recovery, and strengthen resiliency.   

We are confident that we can protect your facility and sustain your continuity of operations in the event of serious flooding.  With the proper resources on-hand, and planning, the effects of flooding can be greatly mitigated and an orderly response achieved.  Your operation will withstand a flooding event and rapidly recover.

  • Establish a Plan
  • Hold resources and equipment in readiness
  • Decide at what point your plan will be implemented
  • Execute your readiness plan

  


From the Praetor's Office - Knowing your Level of Risk May 30 2014, 0 Comments

Know Your Risk

Knowing your level of risk ahead of time will help you make better choices when a storm comes. Visit the Houston Storm Risk Calculator at houstonstormrisk.org to find out what your level of risk is for flooding, storm surge, wind damage and power outages. 

If you live in a hurricane evacuation area, know your zone, and be prepared to evacuate when the order is given.

If you don't live in an evacuation area, you most likely would not have to evacuate for a storm, so make preparations early to ride out a storm in your home.

Get Prepared

You should be prepared to evacuate or to “shelter in place” for a hurricane. Take a moment to review your emergency plan with your family, as well as make sure you have all the necessary supplies to be able to sustain yourself without electricity and running water for 5-7 days. Download a copy of the City of Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide for information on what should be in your plan and your kit. 

Part of preparing is making sure that your insurance adequately covers your property.  Homeowners and renters insurance doesn't normally cover damage from flooding, so make sure you have a flood insurance policy. Visit FloodSmart.gov for information on how to find the right policy for you.

Be Informed

During hurricane season, it's always a good idea to pay attention to developing storms.  Pay attention to local television and radio weather broadcasts, as well as the National Hurricane Center website (hurricanes.gov) for up-to-date information on storms forming in the Atlantic and Gulf.

Sign up for Alert Houston emergency notifications from the City of Houston by visiting alerts.houstonoem.org.  When storms threaten Houston, the City will use this system to tell you about steps you can take to prepare, and provide up-to-date information on conditions and evacuations. Emergency information is always available online at houstontx.gov/emergency.

 

 


From The Praetor's Office - Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Business Continuity of Operation March 16 2014, 2 Comments

Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Busienss Continuity of Operations

 

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Business Continuity of Operation involves the Preparedness and Response to serious Incidents in which essential functions may be impacted by disastrous events.  Whether your organization is Public Safety related; (Police, Fire, Emergency Communication), or Private Sector/Free- Enterprise related; (production, distribution, sells), flooding or HazMat spillage can cause major disruption to vital operations and downtime, which may result in risk to lives, assets, and profits and may also incur costly EPA fines.  
Most businesses lack a viable response to the threat of flooding; Praetorian Disaster Supply assists your business in responding to this threat and safeguards your assets, both human and material.
Praetorian manages flooding risks by offering a variety of aqueous solutions; we offer Super Absorbent Products and flood mitigation equipment designed specifically for your level of threat. These products keep your business functioning, reduces damage, and prevents potential injury.  Your operation will be able to withstand a flooding or hazmat spillage event and rapidly recover.
To ensure your business is able to continue performance of essential functions under a broad range of circumstances.   A Business Continuity Plan must be formed, it must include a collection of resources, products, equipment, and information that is developed, tested, and held in readiness for use in the event of a major disruption of your operations. Business Continuity Planning helps prepare you to maintain mission-critical operations after any emergency or disaster.
 
Purpose of Readiness Planning
  • Provide for continued performance of essential departmental functions under all circumstances
  • Ensure survivability of critical equipment, records and other assets
  • Minimize business damage and losses
  • Achieve orderly response and recovery from flooding spillage incidents
  • Assure survivability of your business in most flooding and spillage events