It’s the start of a new year, and what better time to make sure your home is safe and ready for 2017. Throughout the holiday’s many things tend to get overlooked, including issues on both the inside and outside of your home. The worst way to start off a new year is with home damage that may put you and your loved ones in danger. Here are a few simple tips to protect your home in the New Year:
Safe from water or fire damage
Anywhere in the house that has plumbing, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, are potential areas for water damage. A licensed plumber can inspect the plumbing in the home and can address any old or potentially troublesome plumbing fixtures. A simple inspection like this can prevent thousands of dollars in property damage. Hiring licensed contractors to perform work in the home, especially electrical work can also prevent fire or smoke damage. Faulty electrical work is one of the leading causes of property damage and can be easily avoided by hiring qualified individuals to perform and repair or remodel work in the home.
Safe from intruders
There are a few simple precautions that can be done to deter unwanted guests from entering your home. An alarm system can easily be installed, which will sound if someone breaks into the home and can also be setup to contact police in the event of a break-in. Another way to deter intruders is by having the exterior lights of your home set up on timers or motion sensors. A licensed electrician can easily install either lighting system.
Safe from carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide is a potential hazard in several areas of the home. Areas that have mechanical equipment, such as water heaters or HVAC equipment, exhaust from automobiles, improperly installed gas ovens, or clogged chimneys, are all potential hazards. A thorough inspection of the home should be done to make sure that these areas are properly ventilated. Carbon monoxide alarms can also be purchased and are very affordable. They will sound if unsafe levels of carbon monoxide are detected.
Written by: Adam Webster
Adam Webster co-founded Rocky Mountain Restoration in 2009 with the idea of providing an empathetic approach to restoration services. Since its inception, Rocky Mountain Restoration has serviced more than 4,000 homes in the Phoenix Metro area. An expert in cleaning and restoration services, Webster specializes in water and fire damage restoration and has more than ten years of experience in the property restoration industry. For more information, please visit rmraz.com