Friday, March 3, 2017

The Home Emergency Contacts You Want In Your Phone

Your home, sweet home, is supposed to be the safest place on earth. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes, let’s face it, things do more that not going according to plan: They just break, let us down, or even disappear. If you find yourself in such a situation, you want to have all the best advice that you can gather, and more importantly all the professional help that you need, right here and now. This is exactly why you should always make sure that you’ve updated your phone with all the contacts that you need to save the day when you need it most. There is more to protecting your home than home maintenance, there’s the ability to get in touch with the experts who can help you as soon as possible.

Help: I’ve Locked Myself Out

Maybe you’ve left in a hurry and didn’t pay attention, or maybe you were in the garden when the wind slammed the door shut for you. Whatever the reason, getting locked out of your own house is never an enjoyable experience, even though it is quite a common issue for most homeowners and tenants too! This is exactly the reason why you should save the number of a local 24 hour locksmith in your phone. Make sure to pick someone who can come every day in a matter of 30 minutes to one hour, so that the day is not ruined by a little door accident.

Help: I Have A Burst Pipe

Whether you’ve been trying to renovate the bathroom on your own, or whether your pipes were quite old already, nobody likes a burst pipe. Don’t panic, though; there are still things that you can do to minimize the damages before the plumber can come. Do make sure to turn the water off in your house as soon as possible, as this will limit the leak. Remove anything that could get easily damaged, from your furniture to your appliances, and wait for your local plumber to arrive and fix the issue. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, you should never attempt to fix your plumbing system.

Help: My Cable Is Showing

Electrical problems can vary from needing to change a fuse – which is something that you can usually diagnose and fix by yourself – to struggling with an outdated system that represents a hazard risk in your house. Most old houses will need to the examination of a certified electrician to ensure that they are safe to live in. So if you begin to notice fluctuations in your electric appliances and if the house has been built in the 1980's or before, don’t wait any longer: Get in touch with an electrician for your peace of mind.


Help: My House Is Ruined

Burglary, flooding, electric hazard, the house might be covered by your insurance against these risks, but that doesn’t stop them from happening. In the case of such a situation, do make sure to get in touch with your insurance as soon as possible and to inquire about the best way to deal with it. Some insurances will be happy to manage the necessary procedures for you, such as calling the police or a qualified engineer, while others will prefer to let you organize the support you need. So, get in touch to get your house back to normal as soon as possible.

You will never know when some of these instances can happen to you. So its much better to be prepared and have these contacts ready in case of any emergency!

xoxo,
Therese

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