After surviving days of non-stop raining and flooding, you may think you’re already safe from the previous typhoon. If you’re following the news, you should know the guidelines you can do after a storm. This isn’t limited to sanitising your home but also cutting some bushes that can cause accidents. Here are some safety tips to follow:
1. Clear out debris and dirt
If rainwater enters your vicinity, you should clear out debris like grass and dirt. This will bacteria from spreading which can cause diseases. Dead pest like rats and cockroaches should also be cleared out to avoid foul smell and contamination of food and other supplies. Do this immediately after the storm subside. One more thing, if you have spare tires in the garage or flower pots, clean them as it can be a housing ground for mosquitoes.
We can’t really predict the future but we can somehow minimise their effect…
2. Check wires, cables and electrical appliances
Disturbance of electricity can happen during the incident to limit accidents. But after everything is back for good, you can check wiring and other electrical appliances to see if there’s a glitch or possible damage. Locate the main switch and turn it on after cleaning the house. If you don’t have an idea to do this, contact an electrician.
Appliances like air conditioning unit and outlets should be checked too. If water enters an electrical outlet, immediately call the assistance of an expert.
3. Report damages to authorities
Call emergency hotlines if there are fallen electrical cables and posts in your area. This can cause an accident the moment someone goes near them. Make sure to warn your children from playing around and let them stay in the common area.
4. Check trees surrounding your home
If you have big trees near your home, check their status to see if there are damaged branches or if the trunk is sliding. Get tree removal service if you’ve noticed a tree leaning to your house.
We can’t really predict the future but we can somehow minimise their effect. Make sure to follow these tips for the safety of your family and community. If you want to learn more about how to be safe in times of calamities, contact a professional for additional advice.