3 Reasons why Summer is the Best Season to Update Your Home's Security
There are a few different reasons why it’s best to upgrade your home security system in summer, but you only need one reason to do it in the first place: the safety and security of your family. A security system isn't just about having an alarm, and you can upgrade the security in your house this summer by making sure your family is prepared for an emergency. Take the time to protect your house and take care of repairs and maintenance that will ensure you and your family are safe in your home for many years to come.
1. Practicing Emergency Drills is Much Nicer in Summer
School students all over the country regularly practice fire drills in school, and this is because educators know that a prepared child is a safe child. The same bodes true for adults, and that’s why you should have an emergency plan in place for your home that you practice regularly. Includes what to do if there's a fire, flood, or intruder, knowing safe routes out of the house, where to go when you get out, and who to call. Your family will appreciate that you practice the drills in summer rather than winter when it’s cold outside.
Emergency plan tip: Take the time to draw up your emergency plan and make sure your family reads it over. Being calm and prepared in an emergency could save their lives.
2. Installing Outdoor Monitors Is Easier Without Snow
If your home alarm system doesn’t have indoor and outdoor motion detectors and door and window sensors, this is an easy way that you can upgrade your home security. For the outside, choose an exterior motion sensor that’s designed for weather. Otherwise, you might have a lot of false alarms. You'll have a much easier time pulling out the ladder and mounting the sensors in the summer when there's no snow to slip on and no freezing wind to knock you down.
Security and safety alarm tip: Make sure you change the batteries in your smoke detector annually and test it regularly to make sure it’s working properly. If you have any gas appliances in your home, you should also install a carbon monoxide detector if you don’t already have one.
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3. Doing Repairs on the Roof
The roof on your house is arguably one of the most important features when it comes to protecting your family from the elements and keeping the rest of the house safe from moisture and other damage. So if you want your roof to continue looking after you, you should also take care of it. Replacing shingles when necessary, fixing cracks as soon as possible, and addressing leaks and other issues.
Home maintenance tip: Summer is also a very good time for fixing windows, locks, holes, cracks, breaks, and other issues that you might be experiencing in your home.
When you need help with your seasonal maintenance or repairs, call Roman Plumbing, in Trinity & Murrieta, FL at 727-858-3412 for expert guidance. We can also assist you with upgrading your home security system, plumbing issues, emergencies, and other problems, and can even give you tips on preparing your home if you're going on vacation.