Most New Year’s resolutions involve cutting out the carbs and pumping iron at the gym. However, there are other healthy resolutions you can make that will protect your most valuable resources. As a trusted property restoration company serving Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo region, Proserve DKI is all about disaster prevention. That’s why we want you to start 2019 on the right foot with these tips that will not only protect your home, but your family’s well being.
It’s reported that old and/or faulty wiring is one of the main causes of residential fires in Canada. If your home was built before 1950, it might still feature knob and tube wiring, which uses less stable insulation and doesn’t have a ground wire, which can add to the risk of shocks and/or fire. The same goes for aluminum instead of copper wiring. When it comes to the mitigation of damages from an electrical fire, there are a number of signs you can look for that could indicate your home needs rewiring by a certified electrician. They include:
Both small and major appliances can also be the cause of house fires, smoke damage and even flooding if they are not maintained properly. That’s why it’s important to keep your appliances in good working order at all times of the year. You can prevent appliance caused disasters by:
Floods and mould growth can be caused by all manner of disasters from frozen and leaky pipes to improper ventilation. Prevent water damage inside and outside your home by:
While disasters from flooding to electrical issues can go hand-in-hand with home renovations, there are other dangers that should be attended to if you are fixing up an older home or building.
Prevent the release of toxic materials such as asbestos, lead or even mould by getting an inspection done before you disturb or remove insulation, paint, flooring, or even older cabinetry. If asbestos or any other toxins are found, it’s important to contact a certified company such as Proserve DKI about asbestos cleanup and mould restoration.
For more tips, read Where Hidden Asbestos Might Be Found in Your Home.
One of the most trusted property restoration companies serving the city of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo region, Proserve DKI offers 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency services. Look to us for asbestos and biohazard cleanup, flood restoration, water damage abatement, fire and smoke damage restoration and more.