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4 Common Household Disasters & Their Solutions

You never know when something might go wrong in your home. While there is no use in spending your time worrying about it, it is good to know what to do – just in case. All sorts of ordinary, everyday disasters can happen in your home, usually when you least expect it. Knowing beforehand what you should do is a great benefit. Let’s go through some of the most common household disasters – and, of course, their respective solutions. With preparation, you can keep your home safe.

Wild Animal Loose In Your Home

This is one of those things that seems very far-fetched, but does happen quite a lot. Statistically, it will happen to one in three people at some point in their lives. The solution to this unexpected problem depends to a significant degree on what animal it is. And, of course, on the size of the animal. If it is a very large animal, you probably just want to call in the professionals. However, not always. If a bird or squirrel has got in, for example, there are some things you could do. Firstly, wear some boots or wellies to protect your feet. Secondly, turn off all the lights and open all the windows and doors. After that, it is simply a matter of waiting for the animal to fly or scurry out of your house!

Escaped Liquid

It is very common for liquid to escape in your home. This, of course, is because there are so many appliances in your house which are liable to leakage. A small amount is usually no problem at all, but if there is a massive leakage, then you might well panic. A disastrous leak can cause considerable damage to your home. If you have low sockets, it could also be a fire risk. So what is the solution? The first thing to do, for obvious reasons, is to shut off the electricity mains and move any plugs away from the water. After that, it is a matter of calling professionals, such as RestorationEze water cleanup services.

Spilling wine
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Red Wine on the Carpet

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a quiet night in and a glass too many, or a raucous party with some particularly inebriated guests. This is a disaster that many of us are familiar with! Fortunately, there is a solution. You may have heard of the white wine technique. This may work, but the truth is that it will take a while to clean up. However, you can make the process a lot faster. First, damp the area of spillage on the floor as much as you can. Then, make up a mix of dish soap, white vinegar and lukewarm water. This should clear it up in no time.

Mobile Phone in Toilet

A particularly stressful event! If you have dropped your phone in the toilet, you might well think that all is lost. However, that might not be the case. Don’t, under any circumstance, flush the toilet. Put some gloves on and reach in for the thing, and wash your hands (and the phone) afterwards. Then, take your phone apart – with the battery and sim card out – and place everything in a bowl of rice for a minimum of 24 hours. With a bit of luck, your phone will be in use again – and then you can call the plumber…

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