Home Safety Checks After Hurricane Irma

a man checks the roofing of his house after Hurricane Irma slammed his cityHurricane Irma left cities in darkness, as power is yet to be restored in some areas. Aside from the lack of artificial lighting, there’s also the lack of functional air conditioners, which have caused more than just discomfort in some areas.

As the weather in Salt Lake City slowly starts to improve, All Hours Plumbing and HVAC suggests that you do some repairs around the house. That includes hiring professional AC repair service.

Here are some pointers to follow:

Inspect Appliances for Damage

If your air conditioner is not working, it’s time to call an HVAC professional. Waiting means discomfort, as the weather outside may be too hot or too cold. Besides, AC units, just like any appliance, may sustain more damage if not repaired as soon as possible. Inspect your kitchen appliances before plugging them in to make sure they will not cause fires or accidents around the house.

Check for Live Wire Before You Enter a Flooded Area

Electrocution is a real danger, especially when exposed wiring is submerged in water. Any unsuspecting victim may sustain injuries, at the very least. To avoid this, look for any dangling wires and make sure you have the number of an electrician on speed dial. Contact them before you go back to your house, in case you’ve evacuated due to the hurricane.

Check for Broken Tree Branches

You may think that trees are the least of your concerns right now, but think about the dangers that a broken tree branch can cause. They may damage your car or your house; they may even fall on someone. The hurricane may be over, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with the damage the strong winds and rain left behind.

After a bad weather, you should be doing some safety checks in and around the house. Be prepared to act so you can stay safe.