Home emergencies can strike at any time, and Smith & Son’s emergency phone line is available to call 24/7 when disaster hits your home. However, while some disasters are entirely unpredictable, some emergencies can be prevented with the right precautions.
Check Gas Appliances
Once a year, be sure to have your boilers and gas cookers checked and serviced by a professional. The inspection helps to ensure your central heating system is safe and effective and reduces the likelihood of problems. Incidents such as boiler breakdowns, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, or explosions can result if your boilers and gas cookers don’t get proper maintenance, so make sure it is a top priority each year.
Electrics should also be checked every so often, but they can go about five to ten years between inspections. New electrical installations should be checked and cleared by an electrician before they go live. Proper maintenance and inspections will help your home avoid power cuts and broken circuits, which can lead to fires and other disasters.
Also, don’t plug too many appliances in at once, as this can cause an overload and create an electrical fire risk. Before using extension cords in your home, read up on how to use them safely. For example, make sure they exceed the power needs of appliances or device before use, check cords for frayed wires, and never run extension cords through walls or ceilings.
While we know life gets hectic and cleaning sometimes seems like the least of your worries, make sure your kitchen isn’t too messy, or it can cause preventable dangers. For instance, a toaster with leftover crumbs inside and an oven coated with grease are at risk of electrical or grease fires- which are typically the hardest types of fires to combat. Also, a kitchen with old food or trash is bait for unwanted pests and rodents, bringing a pest control problem into your home.
The Smith & Son’s Contracting Difference
If you are ready for skilled and quick mold removal and remediation services at any time of day, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the state of Maryland and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.