With Mother Nature’s all-out assault, natural disasters have increasingly becomefrequent and intense with each passing year.It has garnered attention of the media and politiciansworldwide; it’s nowa national concern.We may not be able to stop Mother Nature’s oncoming fury and its resulting effects to our health and property. However, we can undertake few concrete measures to minimize damages inflicted on our homes in wake of a disaster and in turnensure safety and sound health to our family.
In event of a storm or more likely flood, it’s been observed that irrespective of how well your home may have been designed, water manages to finds its way indoors. The actual reason for this is overflowing gutters, which is a direct cause of clog gutters due to leaves, etc. It is very importance to have all leaky and disrepair downspouts fixed. Snow and rain can easily run into your foundation causing harm. Therefore, be sure to regularly cleanas well as repair the gutters time to time, at least each year to avoid water from seeping inside.
DeterSpread of Fire
Fire spreads rapidly and can be a terrible thing to evade and fight. The principle of prevention is better than cure is applicable here. To avoid spread of fire it is necessary to invest in quality insulation. Adequate fire separation indoors, between rooms and floors through use of fire-rated doors will help restrict the spread of smoke and flames and offer needed time to make an escape.
There is nothing to be overly afraid of foundation cracks as they are merely the signs of your aging home. However, they are by no means to be ignored. Although, these cracks do not point to any structural issues whatsoever. Nevertheless, in the event of a storm,it can seriously compromise your basement. To deal with this problem, have all visible cracks sealed using epoxy injections.
Curb Disaster with Equipment
In addition to the above steps, to help keep your dear home safe and protected invest in below mentioned items. They are inexpensive andeasily available online and at departmental stores.
A Back Sump Pump will aide to keep water out of your basement in case of flooding. It’s battery powered, hence practical in times of power loss due to a storm.
Natural disaster often cause power outage, at such times a Gas-Powered Generator will prove very handy.
Fires and gas leaks are likely to occur during storms. Be a step ahead by fitting Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in and around your home to ensure safety of your family members.