Top Dangers for Your HomeMarch 4, 2020 9:36 am Leave your thoughts
For most of us, our homes are our comfort zone. They are safe places where we feel protected and loved. Unfortunately, this is not the case for some people, either due to an act of nature, a theft, or a fire. In many cases, the dangers in our home are out of our control, but we should still take every precaution for the things that are within our control.
Look around your home right now. Take a quick survey of what could be dangerous in your home. If you happen to be in the kitchen, you could name the stove, electrical appliances, or even the pipes connecting your sink as potential dangers. In the basement, there would be a furnace to point to, a clothes dryer, and an electrical panel that could be the source of damage for your home.
What are some ways you can reduce the danger that lies within the walls of your home? Here are a few suggestions from our specialists at Instant Alarm on safeguarding your home and family from a variety of risks that your home faces.
Top among the fears of homeowners is the potential for fire within their home. The danger for a fire can be found in many areas such as your kitchen appliances, electric wiring in your home, the chimney and fireplace, or even lint build-up in your dryer. To protect your home from these dangers, be sure to have working and well-maintained smoke and heat detectors on every floor of your home.
Your furnace and any other heat source poses a silent danger. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that is produced in the presence of combustion. To avoid levels of CO that may build up in your home, be sure to have CO detectors on every level of your home. Change the batteries regularly, especially if the system is not hard-wired into your fire system.
Leaking pipes can go unnoticed by homeowners for a little while, especially if the problem is hidden behind walls. At Instant Alarm, we offer water monitoring that can alert the homeowner if the level of water is rising in their basement which is especially helpful if the owner is away at work for the day.
There are many steps every homeowner can take to make their home look less attractive to criminals. Start with installing automatic and remote sensors outside of your home. Light can be a great deterrent to someone illegally entering your property.
In addition to lights, homeowners should consider an alarm system that can be configured to work remotely. This allows for peace of mind from thefts but also allows for you to lock and unlock doors remotely, arm and disarm the system, and if surveillance has been installed, visualize what is going on at your property.
Is your home protected against these dangers? Call Instant Alarm to talk to our consultants who can evaluate your home for dangers and provide feedback about the best way to reduce the risk of these dangers.