Earthquakes are back in the news these days. Just last week, Ecuador experienced a 6.2 quake shortly after a 6.4 quake rocked Japan. Scientists are also in the news with their prediction that a large quake – measuring about a 7 on the Richter scale – along the California-Nevada line is imminent
As residents of San Diego, most of us are all too familiar with the dangers of earthquakes. Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to be reminded of proactive steps you can take now to lessen the impact of damage to your home in the event of a tremor.
PREPPING YOUR HOUSE FOR AN EARTHQUAKE
If you’re a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to find and correct any potential weaknesses in your home’s structure and within the home itself. If you’re renting, ask your landlord what has been done to reinforce or strengthen the property.
It’s important to remember that what’s inside your home can hurt you just as easily as anything outdoors. With that in mind, make sure you do the following:
You can use flexible straps in securing appliances and other heavy objects so that they are allowed to sway instead of crashing to the floor.
EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE IN CALIFORNIA
As you know, California law dictates that homeowners insurance providers offer earthquake coverage to policyholders. It’s up to you whether or not you want to purchase it.
J&M KEYSTONE, INC. – WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
It’s been a while (27 years) since the earthquake of Oct. 17, 1989 killed 63 people, and many people may have forgotten the devastation that can be caused in the blink of an eye. We haven’t.
While we’re grateful that our area hasn’t been struck by a major earthquake recently, we’re prepared to help when one does. When that time comes, we urge you to contact J&M Keystone, Inc. by calling 800-368-2757 so that we can begin making your house feel like home again.
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