Securing a property is the most important part of being a homeowner. After all, what’s the point of owning a home that is open to a variety of threats? What most property owners don’t realize, though, is that there are more thefts than burglary. Sometimes, to keep your house safe, you have to install more than an alarm. Sometimes, you have to think about the bigger picture, the bigger picture being Mother Nature. Here’s how you can try and fend off Mother Nature should she attack.
Remember that they aren’t foolproof because there is no way to negate a disaster. In case one occurs, they should help make the situation better.
Move Your Pots & Plants
Your garden might look like a thing of beauty, but it can also be destructive. The reason is due to fire. Fire is lethal, and it loves dry plants and grass because they are easy to burn. The closer the greenery is to your house, then, the quicker it will spread. You might think this is an over-exaggeration, but there are plenty of examples that say otherwise. It is especially pertinent if you live in a dry climate where wildfires are prone. A mere spark could be the difference between a glorious garden and destructive fire, and that’s important to remember.
Create An Incline
Water is just as destructive as fire, although in different ways. The thing about water damage is that it ruins everything it touches. And, it can last for ages if the rain continues to pour. For most people, a flood is more realistic than a fire, so it’s sensible to be pragmatic. The key is to create an incline for the water. Any property that is on a slope is less likely to flood because the water will drain away. If that isn’t possible, try securing the most vulnerable spots with sandbags to soak up the water. When it looks bleak, take notice of flood warnings and move your valuables out of harm’s way.
Cover Your House
If only you had a big cover you could stop the rain. You might not have a physical one, but you do have a metaphorical one. Insurance companies cover properties from damage, but only if the cover is extensive. Lots of companies like to use the act of God defense so as not to pay out. To negate this argument, make sure your policy covers you against disasters from fires to floods.
There are times when you do everything right and the disaster still causes chaos. Unfortunately, you have to accept it is inevitable and get on with the job of cleaning up. Only then can you start to repair the damage. The trick, and it is nothing exotic, is to work day and night. Whether it is standing water or scorch marks, it is important to clear them away as quickly as possible. You will need everything from human resources to generators to make it happen, but it will be worth it when you get your home back. Just take it one step at a time and deal with the problems when they arise.
Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with one. If you do, make sure you use this advice.