Your Home Inspector asks: Are you prepared for the aftermath?

Sometimes disaster strikes, and we should always be ready for the unexpected. Proper emergency kits and gear can help protect our families and homes, but as a homeowner dealing with the aftermath of a disaster, knowing the resources that are available to help recover is crucial. Home inspectors are an excellent source in helping guide homeowners through the process of documenting and assessing damage in their home with a thorough inspection, which will assist in deciding on the method of recovery.

This past month, our nation has gotten a wakeup call in disaster preparedness. Here in Southern California, we’ve witnessed several hurricanes and earthquakes devastate thousands of people in Florida, the Bahamas, and in Mexico, among others. This is a reminder that being prepared for a natural disaster is imperative, especially in Southern California, as an earthquake disaster is a scenario that is more than likely. We would be looking at hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, and an impact on over 20 million people.

Please take the time to read through the article below. You’ll find helpful tools and tips that will be extremely helpful when you are faced with the reality of a natural disaster. Knowing the resources that are available to you can help provide relief amid devastation, and assist in making crucial decisions when forming a recovery plan. As a Home Inspector, I am here to help you prepare. With every home inspection, I am committed to my clients and my community, and my goal is to serve you by using the knowledge and experience I have as a Home Inspector to provide you with protection and peace of mind. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions regarding the safety and security of your home, so you can be prepared for anything.


Dean Nielsen, Certified Home Inspector/Owner, Titus Inspections