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Secure hot water cylinders

If your rental has a hot water cylinder, check that it’s secured with straps and timber blocks at the floor and against the walls.

Taking these steps will reduce the chance of water damage in the event of a natural disaster – not just to your possessions but also to the property itself. If it’s not secured, ask your landlord or property manager to do this, or offer to secure it yourself. This is usually a straightforward process, with kits available from local hardware stores.

Find out more about securing hot water cylinders.