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Your Home Is Your Safe Haven, So What Happens When Disaster Strikes?

By Heather Hahn @HeatherHahnn



For some of us, we spend many months and years saving up deposits for our homes. Buying them is a huge achievement in your life and not the easiest of processes to go through. So it’s understandable that we can see our homes as our safe havens. The place we can shut out the world and just be ourselves with our families or friends. So what happens when disaster threats your home? Sometimes it is better to be prepared for the worst than accept it to happen and move on. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some common problems and offer a few tips on how to prevent or overcome. Being the biggest purchase we can ever make, it’s our responsibility to take care of our investment.

Overrun by water in your home

At this time of year especially, the weather can take a huge turn for the worse. We can often expect things like ice on the roads or snow drifts blocking us in our homes but not much thought is ever given to rain. This might be because it can be a common weather type that we have all become accustomed to. But the danger is when you get a significant rainfall in a short space of time. This can spell disaster for your home if you are not careful. While preventing this from happening is difficult, if you find your home is subject to flooding and water damage then you can find help locally or online to repair the damage.



Your home becoming an igloo when the heating breaks

This time of year spells trouble for your heating systems. We will all naturally want to crank up the temperatures in our home to make it warmer and comfortable, but when a heating system hasn’t been used for some months, the pressure can cause it to fail. Not thinking about it can cause you to turn your home into an igloo when it decides to break down. However, you could try and prevent such a problem by getting your heating system checked over before you predict you will be using it. It provides you with a bit of peace of mind for the winter months ahead.

Making your home an easy target for opportunists

The festive season is a time of goodwill and joy, but it is also a time where burglary seems to rise. This might be due to the frequent trips in and out of your home, perhaps leaving it empty more often than you would normally. It could also be a prime opportunity due to the gifts you may have purchased that you will be storing in your home for Christmas day. Advertising your plans on social media could be your biggest giveaway, so ensure that you have checked over your privacy levels on your profiles to keep your business safe from prying eyes. It is also the perfect opportunity to upgrade your alarm or security system in your home.

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