St. Joseph, MI, March 10, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Tarps Now, Inc. is pleased to announces its new line of highly durable Debris Lifting Tarps that are used to help accelerate the removal of debris resulting from hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes and catastrophic storms that often leave significant damage to critical infrastructure and homes in their wake. In the past, many people often attempt to burned the debris, which results in immediate air pollution and contaminated land areas. However, State, Federal and municipal governments are now coming to grips with the long term costs of debris containment and removal, and have found better methods to dispose of debris that minimizes exposure to contamination of ground water resources, air and soil in disaster areas.
In order to best mitigate contamination, governmental agencies, business owners and homeowners have learned to manage the movement of specific types of debris so that they can be disposed of properly. Debris Lifting Tarps are the ideal solution owing to the use of highly resilient, flexible and relatively lightweight material that’s used to consolidate and segregate debris for appropriate forms of disposal or recycling purposes. Debris Tarps are most often used to move non-hazardous debris to the curb, for transportation to a landfill or recycling facility. Lifting Tarps made specifically to haul storm debris, can be a lifesaver after a natural disaster.
To facilitate disaster recovery, Tarps Now recommends that governmental agencies, businesses and homeowners develop plans per the following steps
Develop A Disaster Recovery Supply List:
Secure an inventory of good quality Debris Lifting Tarps;
Secure Clevis Hooks and Canvas Work Gloves for Debris Handling;
Create of Obtain Your Local Community’s Clean-Up Instructions; and,
Identify sources for heavy equipment to move items that can’t be managed by hand.
Make Safety First in Debris Handling and Management
Using Debris Tarps, separate the debris from your site by type according to the community directives. Both human beings and Lifting Tarps are engineered to move limited amounts of weight, so take care overloading your Debris Tarps. Workers should be immunized for Tetanus owing to puncture infection risks, and wear heavy canvas work gloves to protect against cuts and abrasions, taking care whenever coming into contact with a potentially contaminated surface area. Place the Debris Tarps on the ground, then place your segregated debris on the tarp. Affix the clevis hook to the tarp’s rings and use a crane, bobcat, or other tool to lift the tarp, taking care to never stand underneath the tarp. Lifting Tarps are not meant to be used as slings, so make sure that the hook is attached at each attachment point for maximum safety of debris removal. Be sure to protect the tarps from extended exposure to direct sunlight, as the sun’s UV rays can deteriorate debris tarps material over time. Before each use, check the tarp for damage and defects. If the tarp is exposed to chemicals or acid, it should be considered unusable.
The last hurricane season hit the East and Gulf coasts hard. Hurricane debris removal is made much easier with debris lifting tarps. Disaster recovery following a natural event takes time, but having the equipment, such as lifting tarps, give your team extra power to move FEMA debris. Commercial businesses may or may not get reimbursed for the costs to remove debris following a storm from FEMA, but the applicants will have to have receipts to support the costs and documentation for all debris removal following a natural disaster in a FEMA-approved area.
It's also important to remember that Debris Lifting Tarps are made with commercial strength material that is designed to move storm debris, such as dirt, vegetation, construction materials and white goods. While you should never use any other type of tarp as a lifting tarp, you can also use the lifting tarp as a shelter from wind, sun and rain during a natural disaster. Having this equipment on hand gives you tools that will support disaster recovery, no matter how angry Mother Nature is.
About Tarps Now®
Tarps Now® features an extensive online catalog of canvas tarps, poly tarps, custom tarps and covers, mesh tarps, vinyl tarps and industrial divider curtains. As specialists in custom, canvas and vinyl tarps, they are the low price leaders in their category. The company offers the convenience of fast, easy, online ordering as well as a knowledgeable staff to guide customers through the specification process insuring their project will be completed on time and in budget. Tarps Now has the experience and scale to insure customer specifications are carefully followed and expectations exceeded, for every project, large or small.