Keeping Your Home Safe and Sound During the RainJuly 30, 2018
We’re seeing a bit of a wet spell, aren’t we? It happens every year, but nothing can really prepare you for mother nature and whatever she wants to send your way. All that you can do is be prepared, and have your home ready, for all of the weather that could come your way.
You’ve already taken the first step. You’ve visited the VIC Underpinners’ Website, either as a first-timer or a seasoned reader. It doesn’t matter to us, we’re just glad that you’re here to experience the community that we aim to provide as an organization and as a brand. We don’t see you as customers. We see you as friends and family, whose questions, comments and concerns we’ll respond to, long after the work is done. So we want you, and your foundation to remain safe and sound in any sort of weather.
That includes the almighty rain. And that includes our almighty (in our humble opinion) blog. Our blog is the perfect platform for you to not only learn about our products and your foundation, but your home at large.
So, how can you set your foundation and your home up for success? Read on for some of the VIC Underpinners team’s favourite tips:
Let’s start from the top. The rain should serve as your first indicator that you should check out your roof and ensure that it’s in good state. If there are heavy rains in the area, your roof will be your first line of defence and the first thing to go if it hasn’t been well taken care-of. What should you look for? Broken tiles on the ridges and any cracks throughout. While it may seem cumbersome to climb up and take a look, it will save you a lot of time and effort in the long haul.
Wires are also something to keep a close eye on. While the rain may be raging outside, electrical failings can mean a fire in your home. Check the electrical fittings and ensure they’re functioning just right. You can feel just fine unplugging devices that are high-voltage and turn off any appliances that you have discomfort about once the rain kicks off.
Finally for today, take a gander at your flooring and even your furniture. Rain means moisture and moisture means mould for wood and many other materials. If you know that there’s a big storm coming, we recommend that you move your furniture further away from the windows, so that rainwater will not damage anything. If you’re aware of existing leakage or damage to your wooden floor, it’s time to fix it now.
If you follow the above tips, you’ll be set up for success, no matter what the weather outside looks like. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the VIC Underpinners team. We’d love to hear from you and ensure that your home is both safe, comfortable and special for generations to come.