Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Home ownership means that you can’t rely on your landlord to keep the building safe and you have to do all of that yourself now. The general idea of keeping your home safe might sound easy, but the truth is that it requires pretty regular vigilance.
Whether you’re new to owning a home or you’ve just moved, protecting the house you live in and your family is very important. Valuables can be replaced, but your family can’t.
Use this guide to learn more about how to protect your home after a move.
When you’ve just moved to a new home it can be easy to unload the boxes off the truck and try to get on with your life in a new space. Unfortunately, that isn’t usually the best way to keep your family safe.
While you can do it before you move in if you have access to the property, an inspection is essential in the early stages. Take the time to have a company come out and look for safety issues for you and your family.
There are radon solutions and all sorts of other fixes for things you may not even be able to identify. After the cost of buying a new house it’s more than worth the little bit extra to get a good night’s sleep.
Almost every single family home out there has an alarm system at this point, but most people don’t really take stock of the one they’re getting when they buy a new house. After all, most people think all alarm systems are pretty much the same.
The fact is that you want a modern, wireless alarm system if you really want to protect your family. You don’t want to worry about cabling, systems that are done and non-responsive units in your home in an emergency.
Install a modern alarm system that keeps your family safe before you move in if possible.
Regular Plumbing Checkups
Plumbing isn’t usually an emergency that’s going to be life or death, but plumbing catastrophes can be so problematic that they can feel that way. That’s why every smart homeowner should get their plumbing checked out once per year.
Regular plumbing checkups also ensure that you don’t waste money on dripping pipes, inefficient water heaters and other common problems that millions of homeowners deal with annually.