You might be tempted to answer that your home is very safe, but before you do, take a minute to think about this question. For those of you who read our blog on a regular basis, you know that we have explored topics dealing with the services that we provide, mainly San Diego flood, fire, and mold restoration.

Most homeowners assume that if their house isn’t flooded, on fire, or covered in mold, that it is probably a safe place for them and their families to be. In many cases this is true but while we don’t want to alarm you, in some cases, it isn’t.

How can you make your home a safer place? Read on to find out.

Periodic Home Inspections: In the same way that you go to your annual physical appointment with your doctor and take your car in for tune ups, your home also needs a checkup every six months to a year to make sure that everything is running smoothly. A professional will check for signs of rot, building deterioration, mold, water damage, and potential fire hazards.

Detection And Monitoring: If you have a mold detector, smoke detector, or any other type of monitoring system in your home, make sure that these devices are functioning properly and that the batteries in them are replaced regularly.

Manual Maintenance: Check your pipes and water levels every few months or so for signs of hidden leaks, and make sure that all electrical cords are kept in good condition and unplugged when not in use.  Simple steps like these can save a lot of time, money, and stress in the long run.

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