All homeowners want peace of mind, as do business property owners, but sometimes there are so many things to look out for – one can become unsettled quite easily. Let’s learn the 4 major areas of property damage and what can be done to protect property. Let’s look at the types of damage first, then the ways to reduce the risk of damage to property.
Earthquake zones are very dangerous. Check to see if the building has a box like shape. Irregularly shaped buildings are at a higher risk of damage, so they will need more attention to be safe from damage. Also, are there any large openings, like sky lights? These can jeopardize the strength of the building during an earthquake.
Ensure that the roofing is in good condition. There is a lesser risk of damaging the property if the roof remains intact during a hurricane or other wind storm event. Taking all the precautions seriously is key.
In Flood Areas
Check with FEMA’s website if you property is near a flood zone. If it is, it is advised that you purchase flood insurance. Additionally, it is key to keep track of times and seasons when rivers or other bodies of water may be rising due to rain or other severe conditions. FEMA has a multitude of sources that will help to identify risk-prone areas of property that require immediate attention and assessment.
Wild Fire Safety Tips
The surest way to protect your property from fire damage is to check if there is: 1) ask if there is a history of wildfires in the area, and what protection does the town offer your property. 2) Is the climate very dry for more than 3-4 months straight? 3) Is there wild land near the property? Knowing the answer to these, you can begin to evaluate where the dangers are, and what can be done about them.
Home and business property owners all want security; however it can be a daunting task. Knowing the types of damage your property can face, you can take the steps to prevent the damage, and protect your property.
Properties, retail businesses and personal assets can be susceptible to theft, damage and acts of vandalism. APP will stand guard for you.