home safety tips

5 Spring Home Safety Tips

It's Spring, and with spring comes Spring cleaning. Along with Spring cleaning, you can also keep your home safe with a few of these tips from Sue Weave Cause.

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Photo: One of Kaplan Construction's home remodel projects in Belmont Heights. For more photos of this remodel, click here.

  1. Keep gardening tools away from plain sight or, even better, stored where no one, but you and your family can access them. Gardening tools will assist burglars to enter your home.
  2. Have lighting outside around your home at night. Motion detector lights are a good deterrent for burglars.
  3. Hidden keys to your home. Most burglars can figure out where your hidden keys to your home are. Avoid hiding your keys outside your house.
  4. If your breaker boxes are located on the exterior of your house, have those boxes locked.
  5. Have locks for your windows and sliding doors. Don't forget to secure them when you leave the house.

With these 5 tips, your house a safer home. To read the complete blog from Sue Weave Cause, click here.

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe From the Rain

With the weather being unpredictable in Southern California, here are a few tips to keep your house safe when it rains.

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  • Clean out your gutters and downspouts
  • Check your roofs for any leaks
  • Trim your trees
  • Protect your home's foundation by making sure water won't stay stagnant around your home

For more tips on keeping your home safe during the rain, visit Today's Home Owner's blog here.

Spring Safety Tips

The National Safety Council (NSC) offers a few things to check around your home to keep you and your home safe.

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Photo: One of Kaplan Construction's projects in Long Beach, CA. For more photos of this home remodel, click here.

  • Test your smoke alarms to make sure they work
  • Test your carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they work
  • Create a family emergency plan:
    • Prepare emergency kits
    • Have a communications plan
    • Create a getaway plan

For more information on these tips, you can visit the NSC blog here.