According to some in the insurance industry, last month’s earthquakes – which struck a remote part of western Nevada – were big enough to cause as much as $1 billion in damage if they were centered beneath a large city.
While our last entry dealt with what to include in your emergency supply kit for personal survival, this issue will be focused on making your home earthquake ready so that you can avoid at least some of the associated quake damage.
IS IT TIME TO RETROFIT?
If your home was built before 1985, its most likely time for a seismic retrofit. This adds bracing and reinforcement that will strengthen critical connections in your home – including bolting your home to its foundation.
GETTING YOUR HOME READY TO WITHSTAND A QUAKE
Remember, if you own your home, it’s up to you to find and correct any potential weaknesses in your home.
If you’re renting your home, request information from your landlord about what has been done to strengthen or reinforce the structure.
IF YOUR HOME IS DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKES, CALL J&M KEYSTONE, INC.
Being prepared in advance is the smart way to go, especially in earthquake-rich areas like California.
If your home or business is damaged by an earthquake, 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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