Monday, November 26, 2007

Safety Measures for New Homeowners

Oh, it is so exciting to move into your new home. So much new space to explore and discover. Buying and arranging new furniture and decor. Having your friends and family over to see the new home. But, before you get too comfortable, there are some simple safety measures you should take make your home the haven it should be.
  • Introduce yourself to the neighbors and exchange contact information. In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, these will be the people you rely on.
  • Install an automatic gas shut valve. This is especially crucial in earthquake country.
  • Secure water heaters. And while you are at it, make sure that cupboards and furniture won't tip or fall if there is an emergency.
  • Re-key all the locks to the home. You never know who the previous owners provided keys to.
  • Keep vegetation trimmed to prevent fires.
  • If there is extra reason to be concerned, install a home alarm and outdoor lighting.

There are many ways to make your home safe. If you would like more ideas, please let me know. I am always happy to help. I can be reached at 510-547-5970 x57 or

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