Today I am taking some time to discuss three of the questions I’ve gotten this week that didn’t relate to our topics. I’ve done a bit of research on them and hope that I can answer your questions properly. If not feel free to tell me.
The first question comes from a woman who signed the note “super mom”. Nice name by the way. She asks: I live in Connecticut, and after last year I’m getting scared of tornadoes. “I’ve read there are these safe rooms that can be built into your house that are tornado proof. Is this a good idea to get one or am I overreacting?”
I’ve read about these, and they have had some great success in the past. I’ve read a lot, and I mean a lot of stories about people surviving EF4 to EF5 twisters without a scratch because of these. Tornadoes can happen anywhere this is true, but those systems can cost as much as $10,000 for a family sized unit. Personally I feel that if you live in Connecticut and have a basement you should be fine, however if you don’t it might not be a bad idea to have a storm shelter. Regardless I don’t think there is any overreacting when it comes to peace of mind. If you feel like your family will be safer in having it, then go for it. I just have no idea where placed around here make them. Most of what I’ve found is in the mid-west. More power to you for researching this topic, you are a super-mom.
The second question came from an anonymous person on tumblr. I will take a moment to say we don’t mind if you don’t say who you are, it’s entirely your call. This person left us a message yesterday after apparently seeing a news article we posted to our Facebook on the danger of riptides. They ask: “Hey this is all fine and good, but I don’t see the danger it poses to our home”
Anonymous person you are right. Riptides shouldn’t affect your home unless you live underwater. Which I hope you don’t. Actually we posted that because we know people are getting ready for vacations, or are already on them. We love our customers like family, and if we find some important information we pass it along. This doesn’t mean I’ll start posting “OMG Facebook is going charge us if you don’t put this in your status” No, no I will only post fact based information about weather, safety, or news stories showing what can happen. With that said please be aware that if you live along the shore storm surges can cause catastrophic damage to your home, and your life. If high storm surges are projected during a storm seek safer ground immediately.
The third came from a woman who sent us an email. Her name is Jill, and she’s given us a few really amazing questions before. Jill asks: I know we’re covered home security systems and fire detectors before, but what about carbon monoxide? I know I would like to know more about it and how I can prevent exposure to my family. Think you can help?”
Absolutely! I won’t answer this question here, but I will write a comprehensive blog on the topic tomorrow. I’ll go through different detectors and problems in a three part series: fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and causes, and natural gas leaks. I love readers who ask questions, they make my day. Really, if you have any questions we don’t put it at the bottom of every blog entry for nothing. We will answer them all.
So here it goes.. Do you have questions about home hazards, cleaning, water, fire, mold, trauma clean up, carpet cleaning, weather disasters, or possible threats to your home? Leave us a message in our ask box, send us a message on twitter or Facebook, or email us at email@example.com . We answer questions Monday- Friday from 8am to 2pm, and are happy to help.