- August 21, 2013
- Posted by: Aimpro Insurance
- Category: Personal Coverage
When a national disaster strikes, you want to make sure that you are safe. While homeowners insurance will protect your home, you want to make sure you are as safe as possible. This is why you should know how to turn off your utilities.
Electricity sparks can lead to an explosion, which is why you need to shut off the power. You will need to find the circuit breaker. This is usually in the basement but should be somewhere else. Turn off the main circuit breaker to shut off power.
Gas leaks are one of the leading causes for fires after a natural disaster which is why you want to make sure that you shut it off right. The procedure will vary depending on your unit. This is why you should contact your provider ahead of time so you will be prepared. You should never turn it back on yourself though, let a professional do this.
Cracked water lines can pollute your water, which is why you want to turn it off. You will simply turn the main shut off valve off. This should be on the outside of the home. If you cannot find it, a plumber can assist you.
To find out more about what to do in a natural disaster, contact Aimpro today.