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Home Hacks: Fighting Disasters

Posted April 9, 2018 by Sue Prichard

There are many home disasters that you might have to fight off during your time as a homeowner. A lot of people are fooled into thinking that owning a home only comes with financial issues, but boy do they come with so much more. The worst thing about home disasters is that they seem to come at the absolute worst time. They’ll strike when you’re out the house, when you have very little money, or just when you least expect it. So, to try and help you fight home disasters, here are the most common and what you can do about them.

Power Outages

Not all countries experience power outages, but ones that experience extreme heat like ours does can be susceptible to them. As the temperature rises it plays havoc on the electrical systems of the wider region, often causing the power to be out for a period of time. If you’ve got children, you might want to find out more about power generators for your home. They’ll keep the home alive even if the power is out for hours, they’re a good little backup to have if it did ever happen to you. Plus, it’ll help to keep the kids entertained. If you’ve got older children, they’re most likely going to be stressing out that the TV won’t come on, or they can’t play their favourite game. From this the home can so easily descend into a riot, so a little backup generator will protect you from this. It can also be used as a power generator for camping trips. It’ll turn your camping trip into a luxury glamping one in no time.

Water Damage

Water damage is one of those ones that strikes when you least expect it, but definitely has the power to cause the most damage, both to your home, and financially. There’s nothing you can do to protect yourself from this, water damage is usually a slow process from a leaking pipe somewhere in the house. What you could do is have a dehumidifier on hand to get rid of as much moisture from the surrounding area as possible, and make sure you have a good emergency plumber on hand. If something like this happened on a Sunday, you’d want to make sure you can definitely get it checked out quickly.

Break Ins

Break ins are perhaps the most scary thing to happen to a home. A lot of break ins are now happening whilst the residents are asleep, which is even more nerve wracking. To prevent a break in you need to make sure your home has a working alarm, and that it’s always locked when you go to bed. If the whole bottom of the house is activated with an alarm, it’ll warn off potential thieves, especially as it starts going off. You should also have your alarm installed with a company who contacts the police should the alarm be tripped whilst you’re not home.

So, those are three of the most common home disasters, we hope you’re now prepared for them!

 

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