Keeping your family safe in the world is most likely your top priority. You want to have a safe haven for them to come home to each day. But how safe is your home, really? Now is a great time to survey your home’s safety and see what can be done to prevent injuries or accidents. Here are some quick things you can do today to help make your home safer for anyone who enters it:
- Increase outdoor lighting– Just adding an extra light to your front walkway can make it so much easier for guests and family members to get to your doorway. And adding motion detecting lights to the perimeter of your property can keep would-be intruders away.
- Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors– It is recommended that batteries be changed in your detectors at least every 4-6 months. But you also need to test the detectors every once in a while to make sure they are working properly. Also, maintain them by cleaning off any dust that could be blocking the sensors.
- Unplug electronics and appliances that are not in use– Not only does it drain electricity unnecessarily, but leaving appliances plugged in can also be a fire hazard. Unplug those things that are finished charging or you are finished using to prevent overheating and possible fires.
- Check all the locks on doors and windows– Make sure you can properly close and lock all ways of entry into your home. You may not think that the windows or doors on the higher levels of your home need locks, but a determined criminal will get in if he wants to. Change any locks that need to be changed and add any that need to be added.
Just making these small changes can decrease your chance of having an accident, burglary, or fire in your home. If any of these things do happen, you will want to have the best homeowner’s insurance policy available to you. Call us at 877-446-8351 for a quote today!