Home Disasters: Prevention is Better than Cure

Home Disasters: Prevention is Better than Cure


fire preventionIf you think for a while, your home is so much more than simple place which provides you with storage and shelter. Your home is your very own fortress where you retreat after hard working day to enjoy hours spent with family and guard you from all the negative things out there. That still doesn’t mean that your fortress is not vulnerable to various enemies. Home disasters are always lurking and trying to disturb your tranquility and knowing how to recognize them and fight them even before they occur is much better than dealing with unpleasant consequences. Here are some major treats you should always keep at bay.

Fire Hazards

fire preventionFire is probably the most dangerous threat your home can ever face so it is crucial to obtain fire alarms, install them and double-check if they are working properly. While doing this, it is important to make sure that you have several alarms spread throughout your home, especially near the places where fire is more likely to start (kitchen for instance) and check batteries every few months. But, as much as fire alarms are good in notifying you when you are already endangered it is even better to lower the chances of fire by checking electric installations, making sure that flammable materials are removed from oven and that there are no signs of open flames at any given time.

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Piping Accidents

It is not that uncommon to see water around your bathroom, especially after taking a shower, but if puddles keep showing themselves on the same place, even few hours after you are done with bathtub, you should take this as a sign that something is wrong. In a recent conversation with a reputed Sydney-based emergency plumber, I discovered that leaking water can cause serious consequences, from increased water bill to more serious matters like ruined foundations and compromised electric installations. Don’t wait for this to happen and whenever you notice any signs of leaks, moisture, mold (especially on the walls opposite the bathtub) or unexpectedly high bills, react quickly. Check your water meter occasionally to be sure.

Alarm Systems and Lockshome security

Danger to your home doesn’t always occur out of accident, unfortunately, sometimes it is a product of ill-intent. It is therefore very important to keep the strangers outside and protect yourself with alarm system. Considering that they come in vast variety these days, ranging from ones which simply make noise to alert you about danger to models which are instantly calling police, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to choose from. Combining them with latest offerings form the world of security locks will create several layers of protection, make your home as safe as it can be and keep intruders outside, where they belong.

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Pests and Vermin

People often do not considers pests too much of a treat, at least not nearly as dangerous as human intruders, but in the long run their presence can have serious financial consequences and present great health hazard to you and your family. Keeping everything clean and covering drain over the course of night will help your cause but if vermin still show up, first sound of these unwanted guests should be strange noises they make during the night. Larger they are more noise they make. Fortunately, there is no need to immediately use toxic chemicals, there are number of ways to kill bugs naturally. Rodents can be discouraged from entering with various traps and by buying a cat, but still, it would be wise to conduct preventive exterminating actions every now and then.

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As you can see, preventing these dangers is neither that hard nor expensive. Keeping a close eye on everything that’s happening and reacting accordingly is usually enough but if you follow all the advice we gave you, your home will remain your very own impenetrable and unconquerable fortress.

Written By Lillian Connors

Exclusively for Homes Re-Imagined, LLC

Author Bio: If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she simply can’t resist the urge to embark on all sorts of home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She’s also deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on Google+Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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