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How to Prevent Earthquake Property Damage in France 11 Tips

France Earthquake Damage Prevention Tips

In France just like in any part of the world where there is a possibility of Earthquake damage there are certain steps you can take.

So if you live in an area of France where there is a possibility of an Earthquake the following list of ideas can help you prevent excessive damage to your French property should an Earthquake ever happen.

Note: this is just an introduction to steps you can take – consult local French authorities for more ideas.

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One

Place Beds in a safe place – away from blocking doors for exit, away from under lights and by windows or heavy mirrors to avoid them being hit by glass.

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Two

Attach tall furniture like bookshelves to the a wall in a secure manner using safety pins like these – make sure all breakable objects are removed to lower shelves.

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Three

Brace all heavy mirror sand pictures to walls

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Four

Install flexible connectors where gas lines are attached to appliance that may move during an earthquake

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Five

Make sure air conditioning units are property supported and braced

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Six

Make sure all household cleaning chemical are separate and secure so that if they spill they will not mix with others causing an explosion

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Seven

Ensure combustibles are separated from potential heat sources

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Eight

Make sure no large or heavy object block the exit from your home

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Nine

Brace the hot water tank to the nearest wall

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Ten

Make sure all trees in your French property are pruned and keep away from hitting your house or apartment, in addition check the condition of roofing tiles.

Note: we recommend you do your own additional research and consult local French authorities to find more specific steps you can take.

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Eleven

Store your valuable original documents in a fire safe box like this and copy a second set and store in a separate location in a fire proof container. Keep a visual (photos) and detailed description of all your possessions in this fireproof box. Note for insurance purposes an renovations you have done on your French property and keep the receipts. Also, include in your list photos and details on cars, bikes, TVs etc. You will need to update this list annually. Consider Home Inventory Software like this to assist you.

Note: this is just an introduction to steps you can take – consult local French authorities for more ideas.