Monday, March 17, 2014

Earthquake! More stuff for homeowners to think about

We just had an earthquake.  It felt stronger than it was, mostly because it was pretty close by and not, say, out in the ocean.  OF COURSE you've all checked your earthquake safety kits by now, but here are a couple of other things to think about:

-  If your chimney isn't braced, now is the time to think about having that done.  Better yet, have an entire fireplace and chimney inspection.

- Many homes are bolted to the foundation.  Is yours?

- If you have an old-school water heater, please check its pipes for any small leaks or tears.

- Regarding your pets, experts say that dogs run and cats hide.  Make sure tags are up to date and every furry family member is microchipped.

- Make sure you have plenty of coffee on hand.  You will need help waking up after that.  Kidding.

Do you have any earthquake tips to share?

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