For example, calling a local blocked drains specialist to help you out if you have a blockage can help you prevent a flood occurring. The same goes for getting your appliances checked regularly as well! Although it’s down to how the kids are behaving on the day when it comes to dealing with a forgotten plug, I’m afraid! 

 

Fleas

 

It’s not something that many people like to talk about, but fleas appear from time to time in homes that have pets. Of course, once they have taken up residence indoors, they can make a real nuisance of themselves, biting humans as well as pets! 

 

 

 

Happily, getting rid of them isn’t too tricky. This is because you can get some products that can be applied to the soft furnishings and fabrics where they live. Something that can make sure this disaster is at least a short-lived one. 

 

Accidents

 

Unfortunately, accidents do happen in the home, and they can cause disastrous results both to the resident’s health and their possessions. Happily, it is possible to minimise the risk of any accidents occurring. 

 

One way to do this is to childproof your home. A task that involved adding rubber bumpers to sharp corners and cupboard locks to door with items that you don’t want the little ones to get their hands-on. 

 

Additionally, making sure you use good quality electrical equipment and can help to prevent circuit overload in the home and any associated disasters. 

 

Mess

 

OK, so you may not think that having a messy home is actually a disaster. However, what I find is that the messier the house is, the more stressed I am, and the great potential for accidents and things to go wrong. I guess what I’m saying is that a messy home is the perfect breeding ground for potential disasters! 

 

To that end, keeping the house tidy (and clean) as possible is pretty important. Of course, the only way that a large family has any chance of doing this to get the little ones to take at least some responsibility for their own mess. With that in mind, do remind the kids to put one thing away before getting out another. Try and get them into the habit of taking things upstairs to put away in their own room too. If you want to avoid any potential home disasters, that is?!

 

, Horrible Home Disasters! (& How To Deal With Them!)

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  1. Margaret Gallagher
    October 4, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    Keeping everything in perspective – luckily no fleas or floods – great advice

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