In the 11 years that my husband and I have been homeowners, we’ve had:
- Our neighbor’s tree fall on our house
- Another neighbor’s tree fall on our garage
- A sewer line back up
- three gas leaks
- A power surge fry our downstairs HVAC unit
So, it’s fair to say we have a bit of experience with the “what could go wrong?” side of homeownership, and because of that, we’ve taken a few extra precautionary measures to ensure that these problems (and others like it) don’t come up again. These are inexpensive fail-safes that I think everyone should implement, but unfortunately most people don’t even know they exist. So, let’s change that.
I’m going to tell you what we’ve done to protect our home, in the hopes that you’ll implement these measures in your home, and then tell your friends about them so they can do the same. Because spending a few bucks on preventatives is so much better than spending thousands on repairs.
And now, here’s what we did to diaster-proof our home. [Read more…]