4 Fast Safety Life Hacks to Prepare for an Emergency

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Being proactive and staying prepared in case of an emergency is good practice especially when it comes to protecting your home.  You’ve already invested quite a bit into your living space, so why not do what you can to protect it and yourselves? Here are 3 fast home safety life hacks to help prepare for an emergency.

1.) Don’t announce vacation plans online: A trip to Jamaica sounds like a wonderful vacation. But posting that you’re going to be away on your social media outlets only serves to alert potential thieves that your home will be empty for a week. Do yourself a favor and keep your trip under your hat and share your pictures on the beach when you return.

2.) Know your area risks: Thankfully living in Arizona typically promises over 300 glorious days of sunshine. But that doesn’t mean that the Grand Canyon State doesn’t have some area hazards to be aware of. Anything from a huge dust storm, power outage, or a flood has the ability to wreak havoc on your home. Knowing the about the natural threats common to your area and the typical times they occur can help you better prepare to protect your home.

3.) Check you alarms: An average of $12 billion in personal property is lost in fires each year. That’s why it’s best to routinely test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors regularly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries should be replaced at least twice a year. Not only will this protect your property but doing so can also save your life!

4.) Have emergency numbers nearby: Having a list of important contact information in case of emergency somewhere that’s easily accessible to everyone is a must in every home. Even though in the digital age everyone has a cellphone and not many numbers committed to memory, it’s a good idea to have a list of important numbers such as the family doctor and poison control stuck on the fridge or dispersed in various areas in your home.

Home safety is essential to your quality of life and utilizing these 4 fast life hacks are a good way to keep you and your property protected for years to come. Want to know more ways to protect your home? Looking to buy a new home to protect? Contact the Regal Team today! Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, a proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

www.theregalteam.com

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