Once again we are in hurricane season, but hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters that we have to deal with in this country. Flooding, wildfires, heavy winds, and many other problems can pop up anywhere, and it is important to do what we can to keep ourselves and our family safe if this were to happen to us.
When you have done all that you can for the safety of your family, it is possible to take a few extra steps for the safety of your home as well.
The most common issues with a home during a disaster are water, power, and electricity-related. This is why it makes sense to turn these off at the source if you have to evacuate. Doing so will minimize the risk of a total loss of your home. There are also issues with looters when disaster forces people to evacuate. Making sure that your home is locked up tight can deter a looter, forcing them to find an easier target.