Get locked out
If you take the wrong steps to re-enter if you are locked out, a bad situation can get worse. Try these two tips instead of intervening and possibly damaging your locks.
Look for a reserve.
Who has your spare key? Although it can be difficult, it is smarter to call a friend than to break your locks. If you do not have a reserve yet, consider buying an important hider for future exclusions.
Call a professional.
Call a local locksmith and wait until they let you in again, instead of damaging your door.
The way you handle a power failure is important for both your security and your wallet. Before you go to the escape panel during this household emergency, you first have to take care of these things.
Close the refrigerator.
When you leave the refrigerator door, the seals in the cold air are closed and the chance that your food will spoil is low. This can prevent you from becoming ill and spending money on new messages.
Random power surges can damage or destroy everything that is still connected to an outlet. Avoid expensive replacements by disconnecting sensitive electronics.
When the weather cools down, the last thing you want is that the hot water stops flowing. Frozen pipelines have a real risk of bursting during the winter season, but being prepared can save you thousands of dollars in flood damage and more household emergencies.
Turn off the tap.
If the water in your faucet is slower or even completely stopped, you may have a frozen pipe that is ready to burst. Close the tap to prevent further damage and call a sanitary professional.
Raise the heat.
If the blocked pipe is behind a wall, raise the heat in your house and wait until the ice has thawed or use a hairdryer to heat the area manually.
Toilet runs over
When you have a back-up of your toilet and overflows, you need a combination of quick thinking and immediate action. Prevent water damage and expensive repairs by knowing what to do for this common emergency.
Take control of the water flow.
Do not worry about towels – stop the water flow. Remove the lid from the toilet, press the valve valve, lift the float to shut off the water supply and wait until the water level returns to normal.
Take matters into your own hands.
If you have a plunger in the neighborhood, it is time to take action. Make sure there is enough water in the bowl to cover the piston and keep pouring until the suspected blockage is gone.
Air conditioning or heating goes out
In the heat of the summer or cold of winter, it is important that your heating and cooling system is in operation. Have a plan to stay comfortable in extreme weather and keep your HVAC unit in good condition.
Go out of the house.
Extreme heat or cold is not only uncomfortable, it can also be hazardous to your health. When your HVAC system breaks down, do not lose your composure. Take the family for a pool day or matinee, take a bite and eat or visit a few friends.
Maintain your system.
Do not wait until your HVAC system is on its last legs to give it some TLC. Be sure to replace your air filters when they are dirty and pay attention to strange noises coming from your HVAC unit. Although it may cost a bit in the short term to replace parts when they wear out, the money you save in the long term by preventing household emergencies is worth the extra time and preparation.
Get help from a professional.
If your heating and cooling system breaks, do not try to repair it yourself – leave it to the experts. Make sure you call a local professional to use the HVAC equipment again. It is also important to schedule seasonal maintenance services to ensure that you are ready for any weather. In addition, here is our maintenance checklist for tips with tips to ensure that your house is ready for the cooler weather.