For some, getting away for the weekend or week is a great way to blow off some steam and melt away the workweek stresses. However, it can also mean leaving your home unattended and vulnerable to disasters. That’s where emergency preparedness can be really helpful in avoiding post-disaster and biohazard clean up.
Before you pack your bags and head off on your next stress-relieving trip, be sure to prepare your home in advance. From ensuring your home doesn’t burst into flames to protecting the pipes from freezing and bursting, here’s a list of the most common disasters and how to avoid them.
A home invasion of any kind is terrifying. Oftentimes the home gets trashed in addition to being robbed. To make sure your home doesn’t look like the perfect target for thieves, you should:
Coming home from vacation to find your home has turned into a pile of ash isn’t great. Whether a rogue lightning strike hit your home or faulty wiring caused a spark, the devastation is a hard pill to swallow. Before you make travel plans, consider having lightning rods installed and making an appointment to have the electrical wiring in your home inspected.
For even more electrical fire prevention tips, check out our previous blog post: 5 Proactive Ways to Avoid an Electrical Fire Clean Up.
It’s not totally unusual for a septic system or hot water tank to fail. When a homeowner is there to stop the water, damage can be minimal. However, if the water continues to run freely while you’re away, the flood clean up will be extensive.
To protect yourself and your home before packing up and shipping out, there are a few things you should do around the house:
A windstorm can blow shingles off your roof, damage fencing and other property, and uproot trees. To guard your home against these types of damages, we recommend:
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