Property Management During a Pandemic

Property Management during a pandemic requires some very special precautions. This is especially true during periods where there are no doctors in the area. As soon as the first signs of a potentially deadly disease become apparent, it’s critical to contact a doctor and have him evaluate the situation. The sooner you get that diagnosis the better chances you have of stopping the spread of the disease.

Hospitals and other establishments are not well prepared for a disaster and high mortality rates are a result. However, the best place to seek medical attention is the home. It’s always best to err on the side of caution, especially when it comes to the safety of your family and property. This is especially true during a time of mass hysteria or a pandemic. Here are some guidelines to follow to keep your property safe during the period of a pandemic:

* Keep your doors locked while you’re away from home, particularly when there are pandemic outbreaks. Lock your doors and windows. Don’t leave items behind, such as medications or personal possessions, in your vehicle, at your house, at work or at school. When returning to the house, make sure everyone is accounted for and your keys are in the ignition.

* Always lock up your garage when you aren’t around. Don’t use locks or keys that could be lost or stolen. Store your vehicles in a secure garage and keep your tools and supplies in locked cabinets, and lockers. If you have animals at home, do the same.

* Always use deadbolts and locks to secure your homes. Even if your home is locked up, don’t leave valuables out in plain sight, even in a locked shed or garage.

* Always take your pets with you when you go on vacation during a pandemic. Some people take their dogs, cats and birds to the vet during the outbreak, but there are also shelters that provide temporary accommodation for them until the pandemic has passed. While you’re traveling to or from the office or home, take along your pets. If you are in a city that is not well populated, consider leaving the pets at home and taking them with you in a pet carrier. While you are away, take care of your pets by feeding them, giving them medicine, grooming them and keeping an eye on them.

* When you get home during the pandemic, make sure to clean the house, especially the floor and walls and ceilings. and wash any towels, tablecloths and dishes you may have stored on them. thoroughly. Wash all the dishes you’ve used and disinfect any utensils and equipment you may have used.

* During a pandemic, you may need to quarantine yourself, but it’s best to be safe than sorry. Take some precautionary measures. Keep yourself safe and take care of your household.

-If you quarantine yourself during the pandemic, don’t forget to clean your hands thoroughly. After touching an infected person or animal, wash your hands with soap and water. Don’t touch other objects you’ve been in contact with, unless you’ve disinfected them first.

* One of the most important things to do is to clean out your closets and drawers and store everything else in a safety container. You can discard the containers and their contents as soon as possible. Don’t try to dispose of them in the trash, however. Store them outside where they can be easily found and avoided by pets and children. If possible, take them inside to throw away if you have none.

* If you have pets or children at home, ensure that your children and pets have their vaccinations while you’re home during the pandemic. This is especially important for those in the household who have immune-deficient children. It’s important that your children and pets remain at home. Even if you can’t visit them during the pandemic, don’t allow them to go out of your house until you return.

* Don’t let children or pets play outdoors without adult supervision during the pandemic. If you know for certain that your children have been exposed to the disease and they have symptoms, stay home until you return.