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A Safer Atlanta Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


It’s a festive time of year but the holiday season can create some increased risk for your Atlanta area home. After the work you have put into it over the course of 2013, it’s important to protect your investment. More importantly, it’s essential to protect the well-being of your family, and Nehemiah ReConstruction has a few tips to share.

Porch.com compiled this list of holiday safety tips below, and it’s worthwhile for every homeowner to take a few moments to review the list. What you learn right now could help you prevent fire damage and reduce the threat of property loss. As you review the list, think about what plan of action you need to take to ensure these issues don’t affect your home and your holiday spirit.

Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

  • Prevent Christmas Tree Fires
  • Check Your Smoke Detector Batteries
  • Use Your Home Security System
  • Don’t Give Burglars Reasons to Break In

Make It Look Like You’re Home, Even When You’re Not

Source: Porch.com

Christmas Trees

  • Use only indoor UL listed lights
  • Turn off lights when away
  • Keep real trees watered
  • Set up only fire-resistant artificial trees

Smoke Detectors

  • Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Install additional ones, if necessary, to provide full coverage in the home

Home Security

  • If you have a security system, turn it on and use it consistently.
  • If you don’t have one, consider installing one as soon as possible.
  • Install an auto light timer for inside lights.
  • Install motion sensor lighting for outside lights.
  • Ask a trusted friend or family member to visit your home when you’re away.

Valuables

  • Keep doors and windows locked.
  • Close curtains and blinds before you leave home.
  • Remove valuables from sight, especially near windows.
  • Avoid leaving boxes outside that reveal what recently-purchased expensive items are inside.

Expecting the best while planning for the worst is a smart way to approach the holiday season and any time you’re away from home for an extended period of time. The time and money you save and the stress you avoid dealing with due to burglary or property damage is well worth it. May it be a safe and satisfying holiday season for all of Nehemiah ReConstruction’s customers, friends, and neighbors.

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