Whether you live in a rented apartment or in your own house emergencies are inevitable. Something or the other is bound to break or malfunction at some point of time and will cause a huge commotion if you did not know how to deal to with it. Here are a few of the most common emergencies you face when running a household so that you can be prepared when you are faced with any of them.
There are certain parts of the country which are more prone to power failures than the others and if you are living in one of them this is everyday life. Most probably you would also have a generator to use when needed. However, if you do not live in such a part a power breakage may mean something more than just an issue with the electricity company or the power lines. Therefore, if there is a power failure the first thing you need to do is check with the electricity company and find out whether or not there is a blackout or if the issue is with a component in your house. If there is a fault with your electricity system make sure that you turn off all the electrical equipment and also the breakers if you know where they are and call a good electrician. You should never try to deal with electricity issues yourself as a surge may even cost you your live
This is yet another household problem that may even result in casualties if it is not dealt with properly. The first and best telltale sign of a gas leak is the smell. If you smell gas do not even switch on a light to see where it is coming from as a spark in the bulb is sufficient to burn down the whole house if gas has spread all over the place. Needless to say, fire should never be ignited if you smell gas.
Call one of the gas fitters Auckand you know and ask them to check the leak for you. Do not at any cost try to examine where it is coming from, etc. and leave the professionals to do their job.
This of course is a fairly harmless issue but is as disturbing as any of the other common problems. A water leak may be caused by a broken tap, a crack in a pipe, etc. If it is a fairly simple leak and you can spot the culprit, you do not have to be a professional to repair it. However, if you want to achieve a long time solution you’d better call a trusted plumber to do the job for you.
Cracks in window panes
Even though long glass looks good on windows they are more prone to break than windows with partitions containing glass. You can easily fix a crack in the glass but if it is more than just a fracture it would be better to consult professional help.
There are inevitably so many other issues with related to running the household but knowing how to deal with the above will inevitable prepare you to address any other issue effectively.