Recent years really have shown that natural disasters are getting more and more common and not following patterns that we are used to. Being prepared for a natural disaster where you live is just common sense, especially if you want to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe in a worst-case scenario. So, what should you do?
Well, naturally the first concern should be the health of your close ones, but once you have that covered, and if you have the time, ensuring that you will have a home to come back to after a disaster should be your next priority.
There are actually 3 simple things that you can do that will greatly reduce the risk of a total loss when a disaster hits, and they all have to do with shutting things off.
You want to shut off the gas, water, and electricity supply to your home. By doing this, you eliminate the risk that these utilities cause your home to flood, burn, or explode.
Knowing how to shut the utilities off should be part of your responsibility as a homeowner.