CONTRIBUTED BY FALLON SOLUTIONS
This year’s El Niño is expected to be a substantial one, with far-reaching consequences that extend beyond just weather patterns.
How can you prepare yourself?
El Niño’s arrival often brings extreme weather conditions like heatwaves and heavy rainfall. To protect your well-being and property, it’s essential to be prepared.
Heatwave Readiness: Start by making sure your home has efficient insulation and a reliable air conditioning system. At Fallon Solutions we specialise in installing, maintaining, repairing, and servicing air conditioners. Having your air conditioner regularly cleaned by professionals is critical for individuals with asthma, as poor air quality can become a serious concern.
Stay hydrated, limit outdoor activities during peak heat, and check on vulnerable neighbours, especially the elderly.
Bushfire Safety: Ensure that your smoke alarms comply with the current QLD legislation, are regularly cleaned, and checked for proper functionality. Remember that we can assist you in ensuring your smoke alarms meet safety standards.
Additionally, create a firebreak around your property, clear debris and vegetation, and have firefighting equipment like hoses and pumps ready. Stay informed about fire bans and warnings.
Water Conservation: Queensland often faces water shortages, so practice water conservation by fixing leaks, having a rainwater tank installed, limit your water usage and use drought-tolerant plants in your landscaping.
Storm Preparedness: Secure outdoor objects, trim overhanging trees, and have a battery-powered weather radio to receive alerts.
For added protection, consider surge protection for your home to safeguard electronic devices and appliances from power surges. Fallon Solutions is a trusted provider that can assist you in installing surge protection, ensuring your home is well-prepared for the unpredictable Queensland weather.
Stay Informed: Sign up for weather alerts and notifications from local authorities. Follow news updates and monitor the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
For expert assistance in preparing your home for El Niño’s impact, call Fallon Solutions today at 07 3029 3297. Your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities.