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Home Safety Tips

If you’ve recently moved into a new neighborhood and a new home, it’s wise to make sure your home is as safe as can be. You’re still not familiar with the area, and it’s always better to be on the safer side of things. The Maryland local movers suggest the first thing you do after you move in is change your locks. Even if the old owners or your realtor has given you the set of keys, you never know if there are duplicates to those keys. At the same time, the lock that you have installed might not be of the highest security. Call your local locksmith and ask them to explain the differences in security between the range of locks available on the market. You can then make an informed decision as to which lock you want to buy and install a brand new one. You can also look online for reviews about locks. Take advice from other users and see if it’s right for you. Plus, it will be easier to have a lock installed while you’re still home getting settled in after your move instead of having to take time off of work just for that.

For even more measures of security, the local Maryland movers suggest you add an alarm to your home. This will give you an extra sense of safety, just make sure that everyone in the family knows about the secret and private code. Explain to everyone that’s it’s not to be shared with people not living in the household, especially strangers.

Another way to add security to your home and its surroundings is too add light. This is even more crucial to those who live in dimly lit residential neighborhoods. Make sure you have lights in your front porch, your backyard and especially in your front entrance. Your address should also be very visible so that in case there’s an emergency and someone is trying to get to your home, they can find it easily.

Home safety also means fire safety, so make sure your smoke detectors are working. Watch your spare keys. Don’t leave anything outside your front door under the flowerpots or mats or even in the mailbox. Strangers know of these regular hideouts.

Try not to leave notes posted on your front door. You don’t want people knowing when you’re there and when you’re not.

Overall, the All My Sons of Maryland moving specialists recommend you choose your neighborhood wisely. If you feel safe after checking out during the daytime as well as nighttime, and with your extra precautions, you’re as safe as can be.