The safety of you and your family is a top priority that is always on your mind. You want to do everything you can to prevent any possible accident or incident that might cause harm to your family. Creating a safe home environment is one of the best ways to do that. You want a safe place for you and your family to go to whenever they want to where they can relax and rest easy knowing that they are safe and secure.
You picked a great neighborhood and think you have done everything you need to do to keep your home safe, but there are a lot of little things that a lot of us forget to do to keep our home safe, even things that don’t cost any money to do. Here are some tips for keeping your home safe all year long, so you too can rest assured that you have done everything you can to protect your family.
No matter what season it is, the best way to ensure that your home is always protected is by getting ADT Home Alarms. These systems alert you first whenever a situation arises, even when you are away from your home, so you can be sure that you will always get the fastest response. Spring’s common issues are flooding because of all the rain and melting snow. Protect your home by always keeping gutters clean and clear and resisting from over-watering your grass.
The summer heat can be a big issue for the safety of your home. Opt for a lighter color to paint your home’s exterior to keep it cool and never leave any electronic item plugged in when you are not using it. Summer is also the time when most home break-ins occur, so take special measures to keep your home safe, like keeping your lawn maintained and using floodlights and dummy cameras.
The falling leaves look beautiful, but they can cause issues for your home safety. Keep them clear around your gutters and outdoor elements like your air conditioner ducts. Back to school also means that your kids will be in and out of the house more. Make sure they know safety drills for your home by practicing with them and help them learn to use the home alarm system correctly.
The winter show can mean issues for your home safety. Think about possible places where ice might accumulate, like around your water heater or outdoor equipment. Use salt to clear the ice around these items and your sidewalks and driveways to prevent potential issues. You can also keep your home warmer by adding new or additional insulation to exterior walls, which is relatively inexpensive to do on your own. Have a friend or neighbor watch over your home while you go on your vacations to make sure everything is working properly and that no one is tempted to enter without permission.
Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. Look for her on Twitter.