Skip to main content

Ways to Protect Your Home Against These 3 Emergencies

No one wants to come home to find that there has been a disaster that has left your living space in tatters. Hopefully, you will be lucky enough to not have to deal with any of the following, but the truth is they could happen to anybody. This is why protecting your property as best you can against these circumstances is important. Use the tips below to help avoid your home being destroyed by these three emergency scenarios.


1. Fire

Faulty electrics, accidentally leaving the stove on, or the open flame of a roaring fire or candle are all situations that heighten the risk of your home going up in flames. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a candle-lit bath or a romantic dinner with your partner, but just try to take the following precautions. Always make sure candles are not close to curtains or other flammable furnishings. If your lights are flickering or plug sockets are sparking, call an electrician to take a look at your wiring as soon as possible. You should also make sure your smoke alarms are working, and perhaps invest in a fire extinguisher or fire blankets in case of emergency. 


2. Flood

A burst pipe could flood your home, but if you live near a river or other body of water you will also need to be mindful of the risk of natural floods as well. If the latter is relevant to you, having tiled flooring instead of carpets, at least on the ground floor of your house, can help to reduce the damage. You might also want to think about having your plug socketsmoved to a higher position on the wall if they are currently low and close to the floor. Also, look at signing up for flood alerts so you can prepare yourself if there is a higher risk. 


3. Storm Damage

Floods might come as a result of stormy weather, but there are other ways this could damage your home as well. Falling trees and other debris getting thrown around in the wind can break your roof tiles or do more significant damage depending on the size of the object and how fast it is traveling through the air. While you might not be able to avoid all damage from a storm, keeping any trees on your property cut back and looking at reinforcing the glass in your windows could help reduce it.


Protect Your Home from These Emergencies with Insurance

The best way to protect yourself from any of these emergencies is by getting house insurance. It can help you financially if you do need to make repairs to your property following any of these incidents. It could also help you if your home was ever broken into by thieves in the form of content insurance. You can find out more about what you can get covered with house insurance at kbdinsurance.com.

If you want to help protect your home from any of the above, use these tips to do it. It’s better to be prepared and reduce any potential damage than to get caught off guard and be devastated by it.

 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good.  Don’t knock the simplicity this dish is sweet and salty and savoury all in one. The best Bandera Bread you can make is at home in your own oven, it costs Pennie’s on the dollar making it a frugal craving fixer that anyone can create!   Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour 1 pinch of salt  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar and pinch of salt in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp

I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!