Home disasters can happen at any time, but there are ways to help prevent any disasters to your property. The interior of your home has several areas that should be check regularly, especially at the change of seasons. Fall is almost here, and now is the time to check your home.
Attics may contain holes that can lead to rodent infestations and water damages. Your roof will generally leak into your attic before you notice any signs on the ceiling of your home. Checking your attic can help to prevent severe water damages, mold, and rodent infestations.
Attics and basements often have the same types of damages. Water damages can quickly occur in basements, which may go unnoticed for months at a time. Basements are not regularly checked, meaning water can sit in your basement for a long time, damaging the structure. Take the time to walk through your basement and look for any signs of damage. It is better to deal with a small repair compared to significant water damages or mold growth.
Fire alarms are your first line of defense when it comes to a fire in your home. Your fire alarms should be tested to ensure they are functioning correctly. The batteries should also be changed with each season. Checking your fire alarm can save not only your life but also your home from significant fire and water damages.
HVAC systems need regular maintenance and should be completed before the start of each season. Changing your air filter and having someone check your furnace can save your home from a fire. Fires can occur if your HVAC system is not functioning properly.
Fires are often caused by hot water heaters and larger appliances. Surprisingly, so are water damages. It is important to check your appliances regularly. Make sure they are working correctly and that there are no leaks or frayed or exposed wires.
Above are the best ways to prevent disasters in your home. However, if you do experience a disaster, Disaster Cleanup Services is here to help you with al your home disaster needs.