Everyone should be thinking about ways to make their home a safer place. Safety encompasses a lot of different things. It can be to make your home safe from dangers from the outside, but it also might be about dangers that exist within the home. Both are causes for concern. At Griffin Insurance Agency in Mooresville, NC, we make sure your home insurance gives you the protection you need to feel safe in your own home.
Change the batteries
Your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors are both lifesavers and make your home a safer place. They can only do that if they are operational. Many people change the batteries when the time changes in the fall and spring and that makes good sense.
Clean up the clutter
Clutter is not only unsightly; it is also dangerous especially if you pile things on the stairs and hallways in your home. It is a trip hazard. Make sure walkways are cleared both inside and outside your home.
Use your locks
If you ever open your windows, make sure that they are not opened enough to allow access to your home. When you close them, lock the windows and make sure if you have a slider, it is also locked with a bar that fits in the lower track.
Keep tall shrubs away from your home
If you have plants close to your home, make sure they are kept trimmed low so that no one is able to get close to your home and not be visible from the street and inside.
Don’t announce your plans to be away on social media
Way too much sharing happens on social media. Don’t tell your friends and through them their friends when you are planning to be away from home. You never know who can see your posts.
Contact Griffin Insurance Agency in Mooresville, NC for all your home insurance needs.