Image showing earthquake damage to structure and plumbing in Wellington

Earthquakes And Other Disasters Wellington

We are the disaster experts we can set up the  basics below if required. Be prepared before disaster strikes so that you can come out the best possible.

Earthquake Preparation

  • First Aid Kit.
  • Phone recharger battery type as there is not likely to be power.
  • Chimney removal and flash roof.
  • Water shut off valve where you can find it.
  • Gas Shut off valve where you can turn it off before the leaking gas catches fire.
  • Auto shut off valve for gas if the pipe breaks. Not commonly done but its an option.
  • Hot water cylinder secured to wall.
  • Have you got a sheet of polythene for collecting water. And you don’t need to boil the water either. Works at night too when its not raining catching dew.
  • A primus so you can boil the water, and water proof matches or a lighter.
  • Water containers?
  • Do you know how to get the water from your hot water cylinder?
  • Big container for water. And yes we can install large tanks to catch rainwater. In Christchurch weeks out from the quake a large proportion is still with out water.
  • Have you got your next door neighbours cell phone number.
  • A hammer and crow bar will be really handy.  And so will a spanner, polygrips, hacksaw, with spare blades of different coarseness and multi screw driver. These tools will get you out of most situations. You will be amazed at what a hacksaw can get through.
  • Tie all heavy items against the shaking caused by earthquake.
  • Supply of earthquake water. Best to install an emergency tank next to a downpipe. We have cheap tanks
  • Stash a few dozen cans of food and canisters of water somewhere where if the building fell down you could get them.