4 Best Ways to Protect Your Home From All Sorts of Dangers

Oct 03 2019
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Its important to protect your home. When I was growing up we never locked our doors and I hear that’s true of a lot of country folks. I do lock my doors now but I also have a hidden key somewhere just in case. When I told a friend of mine about my hidden key and the fact that I gave a copy of my house key to everyone I trust in my life he asked me why I even HAVE a hidden key outside. I told him it was for me because I grew up with no locked doors I lock myself out all the damn time lol!

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Your home is supposed to be an oasis, a place where you can go to feel at peace, but the problem is as a homeowner, there are a lot of things that could make it hard for you to feel safe.

It is okay to feel this way because a home is exposed to all sorts of dangers, and it is represents a big investment. The following are four ways you can protect your home and regain that peace you’ve long for.

1. A Good Insurance Plan

Perhaps one of the most inclusive ways to protect your home is to make sure your its properly insured. There are a lot of things that could happen to your home that an insurance company will help cover, such as climate-related damage.

Home insurance can also help cover the cost of replacing items if you were a victim of a burglary or if your home was accidentally set on fire. Depending on coverage, your insurance company may even replace your entire home if needed.

Now, there are a number of companies to choose from, so make sure you get a list of what a company covers, and compare that to others until you find one that covers the most for the least amount.

2. Install a Smart Security System

Another thing homeowners worry about are burglaries and home invasions. This is more than reasonable since there are a number of break ins throughout the country all the time.

These despicable acts not only put the items in your home in jeopardy, but they also put your family in danger. Taking steps to protect and secure your home is only right.

A good security system is a good start, but there are additional steps to take, like installing a smart security system instead of a regular one that can feed live alerts to your smart device, even if you aren’t at home.

You can also purchase security dogs that are trained to take down would-be trespassers. Those who want to go the extra mile could also change their landscape to protect their home from home invasions by installing thorny bushes around windows.

Burglars will not likely go through that to get into your house. Keep in mind that taking security measures could actually lower insurance premiums.

3. Get a Home Warranty

Some homeowners stress out about surprise repairs. These individuals have to figure out where to get money to repair things, like furnaces, AC units, refrigerators, or stoves, just to name a few appliances.

Surprise repairs can cost a lot of money, and a homeowner cannot put these off because they are all essential to a house, such as where home warranties come into play.

Those who wonder what do home warranties cover should be happy to know that they cover the things mentioned but much more, like your plumbing and electrical wiring.

Warranties can cover the cost of the repairs, and the owner just has to pay the service fee for the specialist, who comes to figure out what is wrong with the covered item.

4. Actively Reduce Risks at Home

The next thing you want to do is scan your home for potential risks, and address them actively. As surprising as this might be, many homeowners do not pay attention to the risks in their homes until it is too late.

We do not want you to put yourself and family in that position, but we are going to try to help you by addressing some of the dangers you need to address, like your pool which you can protect. You probably already told your kids not to go into the pool without supervision, but you were young once, and kids just do things sometimes.

What you want to do is install a smart pool monitoring alarm system that is built to send you an immediate alarm if someone jumps in the water without your permission. You should also watch out for slippery surfaces, which could be anywhere; for example, uneven flooring in the restroom could create puddles, and that is a hazard.

We think it is also important to inspect the state of your stairs, and make sure each step is even and in good repair. Install solid handrails on your stores if you do not already have those to increase stability.

Be sure to install proper lighting throughout your home so that everyone inside can see if there is something on the floor they could slip on.

The information here is meant to help keep you and your family safe. No one is saying that safety is a guarantee, but you can at least decrease the risks. It is okay to take your time as you research these suggestions, but make sure you don’t take too long because you never know when something might happen.

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