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Are Mobile Homes Safe?

In the modern era, more and more people are choosing to live in mobile homes. It’s a viable solution to the people’s housing needs in most parts of the country.

 

Santiam Village Mobile Home Park is a safe and secure place for mobile homes because we have strict rule enforcement to protect our community. The rules are designed to keep everyone safe, both for the residents and visitors.

 

No matter how much you like your mobile home and how comfy you find it, you may have wondered whether mobile homes are safe. In this post, we’ve listed the most common dangers faced by mobile homeowners and how to deal with them.

 

Tornadoes

Tornado risks to mobile homes can vary depending on a number of factors, including the strength and path of the tornado. Keep in mind that tornadoes can cause devastating damage even in safe areas, so it’s always best to be aware of your surroundings and know how to respond if necessary.

 

To increase tornado protection, we recommend installing tie-downs to anchor your mobile home. They’re metal straps that wrap around your house and come up through the foundation.

 

Once they’re tightened, they prevent the home from moving or shifting during a storm. They’re especially helpful when strong winds blow against a mobile home’s walls or roof because they fasten those parts down and prevent them from flying away in high winds.

 

Fire

Manufactured homes like the ones found in Santiam Village Mobile Home Park are built with fire-retardant materials like most traditional homes. Additionally, most mobile home parks have developed disaster management plans that include procedures for responding to and managing fires within the park.

 

As with any other structure, it’s important that you follow all safety precautions regarding fire safety in your home. You can start by installing smoke detectors and keeping combustible materials out of reach.

 

Hurricane

Manufactured homes are built to withstand high winds and other weather conditions since they’re constructed with materials like plywood, vinyl, particle board, and aluminum. These materials help minimize the home’s exposure to wind and water damage.

 

One of the best ways to protect your mobile home during a hurricane is to make sure it’s up to code. Mobile homes not up to code may be more susceptible to wind and water damage, leading to costly repairs or even foreclosure.

 

Wild Animals

Wild animals are unpredictable. They may decide to enter your home in search of food and water, or when they’re threatened by humans or other domesticated animals.

If you are concerned about safety, it’s important to remain vigilant at all times. Try to:

  • Install security devices
  • Keeping windows closed during nighttime when wildlife is most active (especially bears)
  • And dispose food properly to avoid attracting wild animals near your home.

 

Crime

Mobile home parks typically have lower crime rates than other housing counterparts because they tend to have less traffic flow through them. Thus, they represent fewer opportunities for criminals to strike as opposed to apartment complexes which often have several entrances leading into them.

 

Also, determine whether the surrounding neighborhoods have lower crime rates than other areas near where you are planning on living. That way, you won’t constantly worry about the safety of your home. After all, peace of mind is always a top priority when you’re moving to a new location.

 

Safe and Secure Living at Santiam Village

Manufactured mobile homes are safe and affordable housing options that have been around for generations. Although there are some risks associated with manufactured homes, you can mitigate them by making sure your home is well-maintained and your location of choice has an ideal level of safety.

 

Santiam Village in Lebanon, Oregon, offers mobile homes that are designed with your needs in mind. For any questions or concerns, drop us a message or call us at 541-258-4030.

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