The new year is upon us, and with it comes the happiness of a new year ahead. What will the new year bring? Hopefully, we can help you to not have any disasters in the new year. Below, we will give you some tips on home checks to ensure your home is safe for the new year and beyond!
Fire alarms are the leading line of defense against a fire. You must check your fire alarm batteries and test them to ensure they are functioning correctly. You should also check your fire extinguishers regularly, making sure they are not expired.
Attics and basements are the places that are often forgotten about. People do not regularly check basements and attics, making them the perfect water damaged areas. Leaks and flooding can occur, wreaking havoc on your property’s structure. Make it a point to check your attic and basement regularly. A quick walkthrough can save you thousands in water damage repairs.
Roofs take a beating, and it is no surprise that winter is hard on the structure of your roof. Ice and snow can be heavy, causing leaks to occur. As you head into the new year, it is a great idea to check your roof for missing shingles, damaged gutters, and structural damages. Roof leaks can cause significant water damages to your property.
Your HVAC system and water heaters are two appliances that should be checked regularly. Regular maintenance can ensure no fires or water damages occur. HVAC systems can catch fire if not maintained. This can destroy your property. A damaged water heater can flood your home within minutes. With proper maintenance, you can avoid these devastating disasters.
If any disaster does occur, Disaster Cleanup Services is here to help you with all your clean up and restoration needs. We not only provide water damage restoration but fire restoration and cleanup.