5 Risks To Your Home You Never Think About

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Is your home secure against these common dangers? If not, perhaps it is time to do something about it. Thinking things will never happen to you is the easiest way of coming unstuck.

You have to make sure things never happen to you. Here’s why.

Electrical Fires

Be honest, how many electrical devices do you have plugged in at any one time? Do you use multi-plug extensions? Do you have multi-plug extensions plugged into multi-plug extensions?

If so, you are in good company. Many households across America are unaware of the dangers of overloading plug sockets and don’t think that anything will happen to them.

The opposite is true, unfortunately. If you have lots of equipment plugged into a multi-sockets you run a very real risk of starting an electrical fire. And with all those leads in a complete mess around the back of your TV, things could escalate quickly. It’s a very common household risk.

Make sure to never overload plug sockets with too much equipment. Turn everything off when you are not using it. And keep sockets clear of anything flammable to reduce your risk.

Kitchen Fires

Cooking accounts for almost half of all house fires and is the number one cause of injuries. It’s easy to see why. Cooking fat can lead to spitting, it’s easy to forget to turn off an oven, and most of us have been guilty of keeping flammable things near naked flames.

If you have a range, you are far more likely to get in trouble. They account for almost two-thirds of all home kitchen fires, as opposed to the 16% caused by ovens. And the worst day for kitchen fires? You won’t be surprised to hear that it is on Thanksgiving Day – one of the most stressful cooking experiences of the everyone’s year!

Always be alert when you are in the kitchen. Be conscious that accidents do happen, and with alarming regularity.

Flooding

Don’t live in a flood zone and think you will never be affected? Think again. Floods can happen anywhere. Sure, you are more at risk in low-lying areas. But a lot of rain, a burst river, or a failed dam can lead to severe consequences to the surrounding areas, even if you don’t live near water.

According to flood damage specialists Phoenix Water Damage Experts, those dangers need to be taken seriously. Flooding can lead to dirty water entering your home, damage to your property and furniture, and has potential to cause serious accidents. Go to the phoenixwaterdamageexperts.com site for more info.

Burglary

When your home is burgled, it is a dreadful feeling. To have your home ransacked and your personal belongings rifled through is an assault to your dignity. But it happens, unfortunately. And it doesn’t matter where you live, it could always happen to you.

Securing your home against thieves is one of the essential things that every homeowner should do. Get alarms installed and make sure you use them regularly. CCTV can be picked up for next to nothing these days, so investigate your options.

You could also set up a neighborhood watch group with other residents. If a burglar is scoping out your property and sees a sign that a neighborhood is looking out for each other, they may think twice about breaking and entering.

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If you want something done, do it yourself; other wise it’ll never get done. Learn to do it if you don’t know and never despair until you finish what has to be done.
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