Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Emergency Preparedness...Preventing Disasters

As the rain or snow continues to come down and we are all cozy in our homes, we never think of preparing for some home disastrous and costly rain or snow damage. But when it occur we end up cleaning the mess that is left behind attached with a large bill $$$ we never expected to get.

Before any disaster occurs to any of you…let's me give you 3 small thoughts on how to prepare ourselves from what can happen?  

1. Check your sump pumps.

Maintenance is the first precaution and prevention. By checking your sump pump ahead of time like now, can prevent you from having a flooded basement and lots of home damage. If you do not know how to check it for any its good usage then find a cooling and heating company to do the work for you. Though it may cost you some money now, it will prevent a disaster that may cost you a lot more to fix later…be prepared! 

Also I advice all of you to have a small water vacuum, they are very inexpensive and very worth having, try to get one just in case.

2. Clean out your gutters.

Gutters will accumulate leaves, twigs, soil, flying objects and so much more. When gutters are full of the amount of junk will weigh a lot with added water and it can eventually break the gutter from there holding clamps and hinges. Clean your gutters out well by brushing, blowing or washing any of these items out. Clean gutters allows the rainwater to flow well which will prevent gaining weight and breaking them off.  Gutters can be very expensive to replace or to fix…be preventive!!!!. Clean them as soon as possible!

3. Street Drains

Many of you may not have a street drain in front of your house but if you do…make sure it is also cleaned out well.  Make sure that drain is free of leaves, soil, paper, or any trash. If it is not cleaned well it may clog up with all that trash which may send all that water straight to your yard and into your basement.  So clean it out every week, it will prevent you from a headache you wish you never had…be preventive and be prepared just in case!!!

 I hope you all may take some of these thoughts seriously. It will prevent you a disaster in the long run.

1 comment:

  1. so important to have a 72 hour survival kit also...