Be ready for an earthquake and participate in the Great California Shake Out.
Living in Southern California, earthquakes are a reality. While they may not be frequent, it’s important to be prepared. Participate in the Great California Shakeout on October 20, 2016, and check out these tips to help you prepare for an earthquake.
Practice Makes Perfect.
During the Great Shake Out, take a moment to take stock of your surroundings. Identify a place where you would take cover at home, at school, or at the office (check here for other locations). Practice dropping to the ground, taking cover under a sturdy object like a table, and holding on to the object. Steer clear of any windows, loose items, or anything else that could fall over and cause injury.
Earthquake-Proof Your Home.
Use the Great Shake Out as an opportunity to conduct a safety audit of your home. Ensure that all your heavy furniture is bolted to the ground or fastened to the wall. Additionally, ensure that there aren’t any heavy pieces of furniture or artwork that can topple over when the shaking starts.
Keep an Emergency Kit on Hand.
It’s important to keep emergency supplies at home, in your car, and at the office. That way in the event of a disaster, you’ll have the resources that you need. Keep plenty of water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, first aid kit, copies of important documents, and anything else that you think you might need readily available.
Install an Earthquake Shutoff Valve.
When the shaking starts, it can mean trouble for your gas pipes. If a pipe breaks and natural gas leaks out, all it takes is one spark for your home to catch fire. If you’re home, you may be able to shut off your gas, but there’s no guarantee when an earthquake will strike. Give yourself the peace of mind that your home and family are well protected and install an earthquake shut off valve. That way, in the event of an earthquake your gas will automatically shut off.
Ensure that your home is ready for an earthquake with an earthquake shutoff valve. That way you can keep your home and your family safe during an earthquake. For assistance with all your plumbing needs, contact the experts at Thousand Oaks Plumbing. Located in Thousand Oaks, California we help the Conejo Valley, Ventura County, and San Fernando Valley with all their water conservation and plumbing needs.