Keeping Your Home Safe during the Freezing Winter Months
If you’re the Northeast, chances are that you know all about heavy snowfall. The recent ‘boom cyclone’ rocked the East Coast and left many people without power and facing frigid temperatures. During winter, it is important to takes steps to keep your home safe. Whether you live in sunny California or snowy Buffalo, here are a few tips to keep your home safe during winter.
- Keep Your Walkways Shoveled & Salted
- Breakdown Boxes from Expensive Gifts
- Have Your Mail Held
- Keep Your Outdoors Illuminated
First things first, an un-shoveled driveway is a telltale sign that someone isn’t home. Do you really want to leave such a blatant invitation for burglars to ransack your house? If you are home, it’s important to shovel and salt to keep visitors safe. The last thing you want is to have someone slip and fall on your sidewalk, steps or driveway and see you homeowner’s insurance take a hit. It also keeps you and your family safe too! If shoveling isn’t possible, consider hiring a plow service to take care of it for you.
After the holidays the last thing you want to do is leave your 55” Ultra 4K TV box sitting at the curb. That also goes for iPhone 8 and new laptops as well. Thieves watch for these things. That’s why you should break down large boxes and put them in closed recycling receptacle if possible. If you have too many boxes to fit, try to store some in the basement and dispose of them over a few weeks.
If you are a snowbird and heading back to sunny Florida since the holidays are over, be sure to take the appropriate steps to protect your home. You can do things like having your mail held, hiring a neighbor or service to shovel your sidewalks, and even install lights on timers.
When winter comes, with it comes long nights and short days. That means it’s dark when you leave for work and when you get home for work. Having a good outdoor light system is great for illuminating dark areas of your home. This not only keeps visitors safe, but it also deters burglars from trying to break into your home.
Do you need some home security help from the experts?
If you’re still wondering if there other ways to keep your home safe during winter, RBM Lock & Key can help! We offer automotive, commercial, industrial and residential locksmith services in the Inland Empire area of Southern California. For those looking to extend their protection with high security locks, safes, CCTV systems and other security features, we can help. Just give us a call at 909-980-3448 to set up an appointment!