There’s a lot that can go wrong when we’re inside our houses. Indeed, the most common place for you to have an accident is at home; and we thought it was the safest place we could be! Home emergencies can happen all the time, and can happen because of anything, so let’s focus on how to approach the most common of them all: something happening to you, or one of the systems that keeps your house running breaking down.
A bit of duct tape and DIY isn’t always the best solution, and you can’t stick a plaster over everything, so let’s take a peek at the best ways to cope with the aftermath of burst pipes, leaky taps, potential grease fires and burns from spitting oil, and everything else that can let you down!
Put Preparations in Place
We could always do with a little more preparation in our lives. How many times have we gone into a situation deciding to wing it, whether that was public speaking or going on a date with someone we really liked? Well, the same principle cannot apply to your household, considering it’s ‘better to be safe than sorry.’
If you’re living in a household that has no action plan for how to proceed with an emergency, it’s time to put one in place. If there’s a fire, you need to know where the exit to leave safely is, both up and downstairs. If there’s a water pipe burst, it’s always good to have advanced leak detection services installed to notify you before you get flooded out. All in all, you need to have as many early warning signs as you can, to make sure your family stays as happy, healthy, and stable inside your home as possible.
Know Your First Aid
If anyone has an accident at home, you’re going to need a first aid kit stored in the cupboard at least. There’s always cuts and burns that crop up on your kids arms and legs, and there’s always a chance you’ll end up lopping a bit of your thumb off when preparing dinner.
You’re going to need to keep some creams, plasters, and bandages all in one place where you can easily grab at them. At the same time, make sure you know the recovery position and how to do CPR. You can easily find out how to do these via the internet, so do some research now.
Know Where the Supply Switches Are
There’s quite a few occasions where you’re going to need to turn off the gas, electricity, and water, so make sure you know how to do this no matter where you are. If there’s a power cut, you don’t want a power surge. If there’s a broken or leaky pipe, you don’t want anymore flood than was unpreventable. All in all, know how to control the systems in your house.
Coping with a home emergency just requires some common sense and quick thinking. You can do that easily!