You’ve just bought a new home, and you can’t wait to make it your own. You’re eager to unpack those boxes, paint the walls, give friends and family your new address, and just get ready to tackle the challenges that come. Sealing the deal can be fun and exciting, and it’s easy to get so caught up in things that you don’t think about the small yet vitally important things – things like securing your home to make sure it’s safe for yourself and those you care about. What do we mean by “securing” your home? You already checked the plumbing, roof, HVAC system, and home foundation, so what is there to focus on? A lot, especially if you don’t want to deal with trauma cleanup after someone breaks into your home. We don’t want to scare you, but please keep the information below in mind.
Change the Locks
One of the very first things you should do is change the locks in your new home. The last homeowner may seem nice and harmless, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Someone who might have a copy of the keys could try to sneak inside. You never know what could happen if you don’t take precautions.
Install Security Cameras
Many people use security cameras not only to keep an eye their house and belongings but also their pets, children, and babysitters. Buying and installing the equipment is easy, with many affordable options available. You can even become aware of a fire before it has a chance to turn serious and lead to the need for fire damage restoration.
Light Up the Outside
Motion sensor lights can deter troublemakers and help you avoid the need for trauma cleanup in the event of a crime. Light up your doorways, driveway, garage entrance, and front and back yards so there’s nowhere for trouble to hide.