GET YOUR HOME READY FOR ‘THE BIG ONE’ WITH A FEW SMALL STEPS

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know we are overdue for “The Big One.” 

Perhaps you’ve seen or heard stories on the news, or read about terrifying accounts like this New Yorker article from a few years back that pretty much freaked everyone in our region out.

Yeah, it’s going to be a doozy. 

Good news: From a housing perspective, there are a few key tasks you can undertake now to prepare your home. While preparations can’t prevent all the damage, they can go a long way towards making your house—and loved ones—safer.

First and foremost, make sure your home is bolted to its foundation. If your house is a somewhat recent construction, chances are it already is. However, for older homes, it may not be bolted. 

Also make sure that items in your house—particularly big furniture that might tip over and even home décor—are bolted to walls or affixed in place.

Small things that can make a big difference.

I hope this helps!

If you have questions or comments about seismic upgrades or home inspections in general, tweet me (@AIHomeInspect).

Originally posted 2019-10-21 09:19:23.