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12/19/2018
Emergencies can happen in your home. Scary as this is, you need to prepare so you can deal with them effectively. Read this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA to learn more.

The Most Common Household Emergencies

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Power Blackout

Given the topic of this post, as you would expect, this is something that has happened to everyone: all of a sudden, you're left without any electricity (no lights, no fridge, no TV, no computer, etc.). This can be more than an annoyance in some cases, as you may need power to enable different areas or features in your home. That's why it is always recommended that you're prepared in case a blackout happens. Having flashlights, emergency lights, and even candles can be very useful. You should also make it a point to unplug any electronics, so they don't burn once the power returns. If power outages are something that happens frequently, or that can cause dire consequences in your home, consider investing in a generator.

Clogged Drains

Another incredibly annoying household emergency that you've probably had to live through at some point, is that of having clogged drains. Your toilet, your shower, your sink, and more, can be affected by the filth that gets stuck in its drains. This can cause them to overflow, cause water damage, allow for mold to develop, and even result in not-so-pleasant smells in your home. Make sure to take preventive measures so your drains never get clogged in the first place. If they do, be quick to offer solutions, so your home and your comfort won't suffer because of this.

Gas Leak

Gas leaks are probably one of the most dangerous household emergencies you can encounter. This is because, not only are they tricky to detect, but if you don't do a good job at identifying them, there could be a fiery disaster in your home, or you and your family could fall victim to carbon monoxide poisoning. If you notice the distinctive smell of gas leaking in your home, you need to act fast: shut down any open flames, turn off the gas supply, and make sure that the area is ventilated properly. Likewise, make an effort to get the leak fixed soon.

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Floods

When you think about your home flooding, you probably picture a powerful storm making the water levels rise in your community and them entering your home. However, there are several ways in which your house may end up flooded. For example, you can leave a faucet open, a plumbing malfunction may occur, your washing machine may start leaking, among others. If you don't want to be stuck dealing with the consequences of a flooded house (water damage, ruined belongings, and mold development), you need to service your plumbing system and appliances with regularity. If a flood occurs, call a professional team promptly to deal with it.

Getting Locked Out

Wanting to get into your home, only to find out that you've forgotten or lost your keys, that the lock is stuck, or that there's another issue preventing you from doing so can be frustrating, annoying, and just a tad bit embarrassing. To keep this situation from being a nuisance that gets in the way of you getting on with your day, you should always have a spare key. You can keep it hidden away somewhere in your garden, have one in your vehicle or car, or give one to a trusted friend, family, member or neighbor. Worst case scenario, you'll have to call and wait for the locksmith to get there and let you in.

Kitchen Fires

Last but definitely not least, there are kitchen fires to worry about. A lot of times, they happen due to carelessness, which is why you should also be very aware of everything when you're cooking. For example, don't allow children or pets near the open flames, avoid cooking with very long or loose clothing, keep flammable objects away from the stove, and try not to leave the stove on and unattended. Taking these steps will help you avoid the scary kitchen fires and the disasters that they can lead to.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 to request a free estimate on professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.