Today is Sunday October 21, 2018


Proofing Your New Home

Moving into a new home means taking all the necessary precautions to ensure your home is safe. After living somewhere for a number of years, you often take safety measures for granted, so when you move into your new home, be sure that all safety measures have been meet.

Once you move into your new house, replace the batteries in the smoke alarms and make sure they’re working properly. Once you determine your smoke detector is operating properly, carefully study the floor plan of your house and devise an emergency escape plan.

Meanwhile, it’s also important to install a carbon monoxide detector if your new house doesn’t have one.

As you unpack, you should also do everything you can to thwart would-be burglars, including:

∙Think about the layout of your front room. Avoid placing valuables in front of a window — they can probably be seen from the street and entice burglars.

∙Make sure all doors and windows have locks. If they don’t, go to your local hardware store and purchase locks. Your doors should have deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw and reinforced strike plate.

∙If you have sliding glass doors, place a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track to prevent an intruder from forcing the door open.

∙Always lock the door to your attached garage.





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