As a new homeowner, there are several safety measures you should take to ensure the security of your new property. We at Jones Hollow Realty Group have compiled a list of ten safety measures that you should take once you take possession of your new home.
- Change the Locks: The first thing you should do when you move into your new home is to change the locks. This is to ensure that no one else has a key to your property.
- Install Smoke Alarms: Smoke alarms are crucial to alert you in case of a fire. Make sure that you have smoke alarms installed in every room and on every level of your home.
- Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can be lethal in high concentrations. Install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home to protect yourself and your family.
- Secure the Windows: Make sure that all your windows have secure locks to prevent break-ins.
- Well-lit Exterior: Install exterior lighting around your home, especially near the entry points. This will deter potential burglars and make it easier for you to navigate around your property at night.
- Install a Security System: A security system will provide an added layer of protection to your home. It will alert you and the authorities in case of a break-in.
- Trim Trees and Bushes: Trim trees and bushes around your home to eliminate potential hiding places for burglars.
- Check Electrical Wiring: Check the electrical wiring in your home to ensure that it is up to code and there are no fire hazards.
- Check the Plumbing: Check the plumbing in your home to ensure that there are no leaks or water damage.
- Make an Emergency Plan: Finally, make an emergency plan for your family. This should include a meeting place in case of a fire, and a plan for what to do in case of a break-in.
Taking these safety measures will help ensure that your new home is secure and safe for you and your family. Congratulations again on your new home, and we wish you all the best!