Before severe weather, fire, or other unforeseen circumstance thrusts your household into an emergency situation be sure to equip your residence with these safety essentials.
Portable Space Heater
A power outage can leave your home in darkness and put your heating system on ice. If your residence doesn’t have a fireplace or a generator consider investing in a portable heater that’s rated for indoor use. A propane-powered unit can help keep your spaces comfy. Look for a unit that’s equipped with an auto-shutoff option, in case it gets accidentally tipped over, or if it detects a low level of oxygen in your space.
If your power is out for an extended period during inclement or severe weather, it’s just a matter of time before the battery of your cell phone dies and you’re cut off from local weather news and updates. So consider equipping your home with an emergency radio to stay informed about local weather alerts. A majority of radios available on the market operate using AAA batteries, a hand crank, or sunlight—and are equipped to serve as an LED flashlight, and allow you to connect and recharge your phone.
A Fireproof and Waterproof Safe
Disaster can strike at any time, and in most instances important documents get destroyed in house fires and floods. A fireproof and waterproof home safe can protect sensitive documents, cherished family photos, and other important papers from destruction. A home safe can also help safeguard valuables like jewelry and family heirlooms from theft during a break-in, when it is well hidden.
It’s important to keep your home equipped with a working fire extinguisher at all times. Be sure that your extinguisher is a dry-chemical extinguisher that has a Class B and C or multipurpose rating. When operating the extinguisher use the PASS procedure, which is as follows: Pull the pin; Aim at the base of a fire; Squeeze the trigger, slowly; Sweep the nozzle from side to side. Most portable extinguishers can reach from 6 to 10 feet, and last a duration of 8 to 10 seconds.
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- Water damage restoration
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