Prepare your home for storm season in Australia
Nobody likes to think about the worse-case scenario. However, it is vital to think about these things to ensure the health and safety of your family. Far too many people wait until it is too late to prepare their home for storm season. In Australia, there are a number of different environmental risk factors that make it imperative to be protected as best you can.
Readiness is one of the best things you be to ensure the safety of your family in the event of a natural disaster. However, it can seem a little overwhelming at first. Read on for advice on how best to prepare your home for storm season and have your loved ones on the same proverbial page about emergency plans. Nevertheless, you cannot plan for everything. Just be sure to have a good plan in place. It could be a life saver!
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One of the best things you can do to prepare your home for the impending storm season, is to make sure that all regular maintenance is attended to. This entails things like trimming trees in your yard that could pose a potential risk in the event of high winds. It also includes things like – cleaning out your gutters, as this is what keeps water from getting into your home’s foundation.
Know the Details
To prepare for an emergency, you will need to know a number of things about your household. First, you will need to identify where the main supply of gas, electricity, and water are. There’s a chance you may need to turn these off directly at the source. Also, you will also need to determine which room in the home is the sturdiest and safest. Designate this as the room the family meets in, in the event of an emergency.
Furthermore, you will also need to have on hand – plenty of water, a first aid kit, non-perishable food supplies (if possible), some sort of alternative power source (generator), and torches. You may also want to keep things like sandbags on hand if you live in a flood-prone area.
A well-prepared home is one of the best things you can do to ensure the safety of everyone in the event of a natural disaster. While there is never any guarantees, being prepared will help ensure that your home is as organized as possible for any storms it may face. This is also the time to get your emergency evacuation plans in action and distribute them to all family members. This will ensure organisation, rather than chaos in a time of crisis.
If you take care to follow the above-stated tips to prepare your home for storm season, you will be able to handle whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
If you have a burst pipe or any other concerns regarding potential storm hazards around your home, call Oceanside Services on 07 5520 7100. We have a 1 hour emergency response to all areas of the Gold & Tweed Coast’s. We also specialise in all plumbing maintenance to ensure your risks of storm damage are minimised.