How To Manage Disasters In The Home

The average American spends 27 minutes per day cooking and in that short amount of time, there’s a lot that can go wrong in the modern day kitchen. From simple things such as a cupboard door falling off to more serious issues like the kitchen sink blocking and causing a flood, there’s always something to be cautious of in the home.

So, whether you’re looking to protect your personally designed small kitchen or large open plan living room, there’s ways to manage any household disaster.

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How To Deal With A Home Emergency

Broken window

A broken window is a security risk and lets a draft into your home, therefore it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Whilst you’re waiting for a professional repair job, a temporary repair may be required. This can be done yourself by wearing protective gear to clear up all the broken glass and using tape and plastic to cover the window.

Hot water tank breakdown

If your hot water tank breaks down then you’ll need to arrange for a plumber to repair or replace it. However, you’ll likely require hot water prior to this, so be prepared to heat water via alternative methods such as the kettle and pots and pans. It’s also advisable, especially if you have young children or vulnerable people in the home, that you make provisions to use the hot water facilities at a friend, neighbor or family member’s house.


A flood in your home or kitchen could occur as a result of heavy rainfall, burst pipes or a leaking washing machine or sink. Regardless of how the flood occurs, it’s vital to take steps to protect yourself, your family and your home. Be prepared by having access to a home emergency kit which contains food, drink and clothes, have a pet carrier handy so you can swiftly evacuate your property and have alternative accommodation arrangements in place with either a friend or family member.

Subsequently, calling your home insurer after the flood should be one of the first things on your to-do list. This way, they can get the ball rolling with your claim and they can ensure your property is safe for your return.


Blackouts are scary and troublesome and are made worse as you never know how long you’ll be without power. It’s important to be prepared for a blackout to occur at any time and to keep your home well stocked with necessities to get you through the outage. You can use battery-powered emergency lights for home.

Candles should be used when your home is plunged into darkness, but be sure to keep yourself, young children, pets and your home safe from the burning flame to prevent injury or damage to your property.

Disasters are inevitable in any home, so as long as you’re prepared to tackle whatever home emergency may come your way, you can be sure to keep your home safe and looking great.

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