With a new year ahead, it is important that you start the year off right by protecting your home. By taking preventative measures, you can stop disasters from occurring in and around your home. Below Restoration 1 of Conroe will discuss a few things you can do to protect your home from any disaster that could occur.

Fire Alarms

It is important that you check the batteries on your fire alarms. This should be done regularly as batteries do die. You should also test your fire alarms to ensure they are functioning properly. Your fire alarms are one item that could save your life in the event of a fire. You should also check your fire extinguishers are up to date and functioning as they should.

Attic Checks

Attics get overlooked when people are doing maintenance around their homes. You don’t go into your attic often, as it is either used for storage or nothing. Attics should be checked regularly. Your attic could have a leak that may be causing water and structural damages. Water damages that are not found promptly will eventually cause mold to grow. A quick check for leaks or damages could save you a lot of money.

Exterior Checks

You should always check the exterior of your home on a regular basis. Damaged roofing, gutters, or siding can lead to water damages and disasters. Check that your roof has all the shingles and that your gutters are clear of debris. You should also check your siding to ensure it doesn’t have any cracks or holes where water can enter your home.

Interior Checks

Checking the interior of your home is very important. By doing so, you can prevent water damages, fires, and other emergencies. Check that pipes, tubs, and toilets are not leaking. Make sure your dishwasher and water heater are working correctly and not leaking. You should check that your wires are not frayed or damaged, this can cause a fire. Walk your entire home and make a note of any damages so that you can repair them as soon as possible.

If you do experience a disaster give your local disaster cleanup company a call. They will be able to repair the damages and provide restoration services.