Owning your own home can be a big undertaking. Aside from all the fun stuff like decorating and landscaping, there’s also a lot of things to think about when it comes to making sure you and your home are safe from any natural disasters or accidents that may occur. Fortunately, National Preparedness Month is here to remind you that being prepared is the best plan of action. Here are a few tips to help you make sure your home is ready for whatever may come.
It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: make sure your insurance is up to date! Not only that, but make sure you understand what your insurance covers and what they will pay for in the event of emergency. For example, if your home experiences a disaster, will your policy cover temporary shelter and replacement of clothing, furniture or other personal items? Knowing the ins and outs of what your insurance includes will make mitigate any issues if you have to make use of the policy.
Fires are one of the most common disasters that can affect your home. Make sure you have preventative measures in place so that you stay safe in the event of this type of emergency. For example, your kitchen should be equipped with a fire extinguisher. Make sure you and everyone in your household knows where it is located and how to operate it. This will prevent a small kitchen fire from getting out of hand and preventing more damage.
Likewise, do ensure that each room in your house has a working smoke detector to alert you of any fire that may occur. Make sure to check the batteries regularly and replace them as needed.
Know What to Do
Preparing your home is very important and knowing how to prevent issues is key, but you should also know what to do in the event of an emergency that has occurred or one that you cannot control. For instance, if a fire breaks out in your home in the middle of the night, your family should know the best way to exit the house and get to safety. Going through fire drills, especially if you have young children, is very helpful in that they will have the confidence and knowledge to escape from any part of the home that is on fire.
You can practice these drills for fire safety, flooding, or tornadoes, depending on the likelihood of natural disasters that typically occur in your region.
Fire Alarm & Smoke Detector Inspection & Installation in Pembroke & Marshfield, MA
For a helping hand in preparing your home during National Preparedness Month in South Shore, MA, contact Basco Security for home inspection and replacement of fire alarms. Basco Security can be reached by calling 781-294-4166 or filling out our online contact form.