After a long day at work, you can’t wait to finally get home and lounge on your sofa. But upon stepping up to the front door, you suddenly realize there’s a huge problem: your keys are nowhere to be found. Whether you lost them on your way home or left them inside the house, such a scenario can frazzle anyone’s nerves. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent this problem, as well as steps you can take to deal with it.
Have a Replacement Key on Hand
One of the best ways to avoid the headache of losing or leaving behind your keys is to simply have an extra set created. This step should be easy enough, but the real challenge is finding a secure place to store the keys where burglars can’t find them. Perhaps the safest bet is to give the key to a trusted neighbor or friend for safekeeping. Another option is to place the extra set somewhere in your briefcase or handbag so it’s always on your person. You can also buy a fake rock, hide the key inside it, and place it somewhere in your yard. But beware, professional thieves are getting smart when it comes to looking for the old “fake rock” in the yard. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2trqu4J
It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20, and anyone who’s been a victim of a burglary will certainly agree with this. If you want to protect your jewelry, cash, documents, and other important items from thieves, your best bet is a safe. That said, there are many safes available on the market, and choosing the right one can be difficult. However, the first step to finding the best safe is to understand the different classification ratings.
While any safe might appear secure, not all of them offer the same level of protection. That’s why safes are rated according to the strength of their construction. In general, there are three:
B rated—For the most part, safes that are rated B offer the same protection as any locked box. While it will deter a burglar somewhat, it offers little resistance against a determined thief with a few tools in hand. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sJPsfo
Here’s something that will keep most homeowners up at night: a burglary takes place every 18 seconds in the country. In short, your home may very well be the next victim of a home theft, which can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars in losses. But don’t worry—there are many ways to outwit cunning thieves.
Be careful what you let people see
Bought a new 50-inch, 4K HDTV? That’s great! But did you leave the box out in your front lawn for trash pickup? Doing so tells burglars you have something valuable they can steal. Furthermore, they’ll also wonder what other pricey appliances you may have inside the home. Likewise, take a walk around your house and see if there are any valuable things that can be seen in plain sight through your windows. These can also act as an open invitation to thieves. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sadEqL
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were some 358,300 house fires reported between 2010-2014. Unfortunately, this is far from the only tragedy that can befall your home, as natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes can also inflict serious property damage.
One way to minimize property loss during calamities is to keep vital documents safe and sound. It’s a good thing there are many ways to safeguard your paperwork.
Know Which Documents to Protect
When planning for disasters, the most important documents to safe keep include the following:
Personal Data: This will include items such as marriage certificates, passports, diplomas, Social Security Cards, driver’s license, and credit cards. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sJWUUj
Sometimes, the most important things are the ones people take for granted the most. Take for instance your door lock, which secures your property against ill-doers. Like any part of your home, it is subject to wear and tear, which is why it deserves proper maintenance.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are a crucial upkeep steps you need to know.
Check if Your Doors Are Properly Hung
If you find that your door locks keep failing prematurely, the problem might be with the doors themselves. Specifically, check if your doors are properly hung. When a door misaligned, it can place undue stress on a latch or bolt, which can lead to failure. How do you know if a door is installed correctly? Check if the gap between the door and frame measures a uniform quarter inch on all sides. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sqPZmi