Tornado and storm preparation in your Decatur, Alabama Community
Tornados are a devastating experience that can tear through towns all over the United States. In an effort to keep our friends and neighbors as safe as possible, we would like to offer a few tips in preparing your Decatur, Alabama home. Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes don’t give much warning so planning ahead is the best way to maximize the safety of you family in the event of a tornado. Keep a wrench near the gas meter and be sure you know how to turn it off. If a tornado strikes, it’s a good idea to cut off this line so you aren’t in danger of a gas explosion. You should also have your plumbing inspected both before and after any type of natural disaster. The most important thing is for you to always have a plan so that your family will be safe, this includes tornado insurance.
You should also have your personal information from your home computer backed up at an out of town location or to an online internet service. After a tornado, you should be sure to check your home for gas leaks. If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and quickly leave the building. Turn off the gas at the outside main valve if you can, and call the gas company. Please do not try to turn this valve on by yourself. Only a professional should turn the valve back on after examining your home for leaks and damage. You should also look for electrical system damage. If you see sparks or broken or frayed wires, or if you smell hot insulation, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box, as long as you don’t have to step in water or otherwise place yourself in danger to reach it.
Finally, you should check for sewage and water line damage. If you suspect that the sewage lines are damaged, avoid using the toilets and call one of the qualified technicians at Lamco plumbing. Even after something terrible tears through a neighborhood, it gives the community a chance to rebuild and join hands with friends and neighbors from all over the United States. The licensed technicians at Lamco Plumbing are ready, willing, and able to help you both before and after a natural disaster with your residential and commercial plumbing needs.