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What to Do When Your House is Destroyed

If your home was recently damaged due to flooding, fire, a natural disaster, or lost for any reason, you may feel frightened from the experience. You may experience loss of values such as family hand-me-downs, paperwork, artwork, heirlooms, documents, and more. The following article will look at different scenarios that can cause your home to be destroyed as well as where to stay while you look to get your home renovated.

Questions to ask yourself after your home is destroyed are where to stay, is your family alright, what you will need in your new temporary home, and how long you plan on renovating your house before moving back in.

For information on where to stay while your home is under renovations for flooding, dame, or house fires, you can visit the Avalon Suites Guide: Temporary Insurance Housing Options Until My House is Ready.


House Flooding

An unexpected home basement flood caused by heavy rainfall in Toronto can cause panic, stress, and a sense of helplessness. At the first sign of a basement flood, you should turn off all electricity and gas in your home. After the basement flood has settled be sure to throw out laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and other liquid items you do not want to contaminate your basement with and contact me 24/7 emergency basement response team in the Toronto area.

common causes for a basement flood in Toronto include older style Victorian homes that are not properly maintained for Toronto's forces and weather, cracks or leaks in the current home's foundation, basement walls, or poor drainage in the street.

You can prevent a home flight by taking proactive action such as waterproofing your basement, ceiling cracks or leaks in the wall, floor, foundation, and clearing leaves from downspouts for better drainage. Be sure to hire a licensed house flood team to help you when needed.

For more information on home flooding prevention, what to do when your basement is flooded, and more, you can visit the Avalon Suites Yorkville Guide: Where to Stay if My Basement is Flooded in Toronto.


House Fires

Having your home burnt down can be a stressful time for you and your family, and sometimes unavoidable however you can take proactive steps to prevent a future home fire and reach out to resources for support as well as learn about common causes of home fires.

Proactive steps you can take to prevent house fires are to test your smoke detectors regularly, inspect heating equipment, purchase a fire extinguisher, maintain your electrical cords, start the final product responsibly, and be careful when using candles and outdoor fires.

Common causes of household fires to look out for include kitchen cooking spaces, heating systems, smoking from candles in bedrooms, flammable liquid and cans, barbecues, faulty wiring, lighting fixtures, and curious pets and children.


Home Renovations

Planning a home renovation after flooding, fire, or damage due to natural disasters can be both an exciting and stressful time for you. Looking on the bright side you'll have time to look for a temporary short-term rental to live with your family and decide what you want to change in your new house. Important things to keep in mind when you are playing a home renovation is to look at your calendar and give yourself a rough time estimate for the project, pack up personal items including clothing and utilities for your temporary home and for your rental locker space, create a new day to day routine, and find a reliable and honest contractor in the downtown Toronto area.

While you are planning on moving you, your work office, and your family to a short-to-long term rental while your home is under renovation, you can make your suite feel more at home with Avalon Suites Guide: How to Make your Corporate Relocation Suite Look and Feel at Home.


Short-Term Rental

Short-term stays have all the amenities and benefits of a typical hotel room and more. Depending on if you are a single traveler or a family of up to 5 Avalon suites Yorkville is sure to have a suite for you. Here at Avalon Suites Yorkville, we have two times more space than a typical hotel room and amenities like a fully furnished kitchen with fridge freezer stovetop microwave anymore. As well as an in-suite 2-in-1 washer and dryer, fitness center and gym, conference space and access to concierge services. staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville allows you to be more comfortable with the space you would have at home and the convenience of being only minutes away from local downtown health care facilities.

For more about everything to know about short-term stays when your home is under renovations, you can visit the Avalon Suites Yorkville Guide: Everything to Know about Home Renovations Short-term Stay in Toronto.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

Avalon Suites Yorkville hopes that this article gave you a better insight into your corporate relocation package coming to Toronto. If you need temporary housing or hoping to stay with Avalon Suites you can look forward to booking one of our premium luxury economy suites or two bedrooms for you and your family. Every suite comes with a fully furnished kitchen, an in-suite washer, and dryer, as well as fast access to wi-fi and smart tv with cable.

Staying with Avalon Suites allow you access to our gym and fitness center, conference room, and concierge services. Not to mention walking distance to the neighborhood Wholefoods. Furthermore, staying with Avalon Suites allows you to be only minutes away from major downtown Toronto hospitals, health care facilities, cancer centers, much more.

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Contact us at 416.731.1372 to learn more about our suites and to book!


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