How to Keep Your Home Safe & Secure | Home Safety Tips - On Time Service


How to Keep Your Home Safe & Secure | Home Safety Tips

how to keep home safe and secure

Whether or not you are planning a vacation soon, it’s important to take measures to protect your home and property, while keeping your family and guests safe from home hazards. Learn how to increase your home’s safety and security with these tips and tricks.

1. Landscape Lighting

One of the biggest lures for would-be thieves is a dark property. Dimly lit properties with hiding places affords the greatest security for thieves, and does just the opposite for you.

Even if you have a home security system, the best home security prevention includes well-designed landscape lighting and motion sensor lights. Not only does exterior lighting improve your home’s safety and security, it also makes everything look nicer.

We all know how important lighting is for a good portrait or selfie, but we often don’t think of improving the lighting to show off your home in its best light. If you want to improve home safety (prevent slips and falls), security (wards off would-be thieves), and curb appeal (bright and beautiful home), then schedule a landscape lighting consultation with your professional electrician.

2. Doors and Windows

How do people break into homes? Through a door or window of course. In order to secure your home properly, you’ll want to think like a burglar and inspect all of your doors and windows for weak spots. Broken doors and windows should be fixed as soon as possible.

If you have sliding doors, you may want to install a metal bar attachment in the tracks to make them harder to open. You can also purchase and install sensors on your doors and windows to sound if they are opened.

Doors and windows also present safety problems for the inhabitants of a home, especially for the young and elderly.

Here are a few safety tips to prevent door accidents at home:

3. Electrical Safety

Electrical hazards can be found in nearly any home. Faulty electrical wires, lighting, and devices not only present shock hazards, they are also a common culprit in home fires.

We strongly recommend scheduling a professional electrical safety inspection every year to find and fix electrical hazards around the home.

Here are a few signs that you have an electrical safety problem in the home:

There is a sulfuric, burning plastic, or rotten egg smell near any of your switches, outlets, or electrical devices. This can indicate a serious electrical fire hazard. Turn off power to the circuit from your breaker box and call a professional electrician right away.

4. Heating and Cooling Safety

Here are the main things you should to prevent home fires and poisonings due to heating and cooling equipment:

As always, OnTime Service wants to provide you with safety and peace of mind. Click here for more safety tips!

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Our experienced team of technicians is fully trained to handle any heating system. As always, we will troubleshoot your home and give you straightforward pricing options before any work begins.

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