Exterior and Interior House Cleaning Tips For a Better Home Security
Deep cleaning once or twice a year usually means rummaging through our old stuff and letting go of things we don’t need anymore. It’s also a time that we do a bit of tidying and cleaning around the house for the transition from cold to cool and warm days. It could also be a time to assess, replace, or upgrade your security equipment. Without doubt, you should make sure that you check these areas every few months to ensure your home is protected and family is safe. Here are a few tips on how to upkeep with the exterior and interior house security and which areas are really important to look into.
1. Outdoor Home Security
In talking about home security, you first have to start with the outside. Your motion-sensitive lights, camera or security locks might be of high-quality but those things are not immune to wear and tear. Check that all lights outside the house are functional. Make sure that your house number is properly positioned to ensure that they are visible to first responders during an emergency. Examine that your security cameras outdoors are also damage-free as harsh weather can limit their capabilities. Also, maintain the garden and landscaping. This includes trimming back bushes to eliminate potential hiding spots for intruders. Last but not least, inspect and repair any damage to fences or other outside boundaries.
2. Opt for Home Monitoring
A reliable home monitoring system can provide your home a different level of security especially during times when you’re away. If you don’t have one already, maybe consider home monitoring to increase the security of your home and those that live in it. Any time someone attempts to break in, an alert will be sent immediately to you as well as the central hub contacting the authorities.
3. Inspect Your Windows
Snow, sleet, and hail can really do a number on your windows leaving it stained and foggy. For your cleaning checklist, make sure you give windows a good scrubbing to return it to its former glory. Not only will clean windows boost the appearance of the home but it will also make it easy to see how it’s outside. Check that its locks are in good condition as well as the glass-break sensor if you have one installed.
5. Quick Cleaning on Security Gadgets
Over time, security equipment like alarm keypads can become dirty very quickly. If not addressed, it could lead to the equipment malfunctioning. All you really need to do is spend a couple of minutes wiping down keypads using a cloth soaked in warm water, or you could use a disinfectant wipe.
4. Mind the Door
A home’s door is its first line of defence against intrusion. It’s therefore very important that it is strong and reliable. In your deep cleaning routine, check the locks on your doors are still functioning. Oil the hinges to make the door’s opening smooth and silent. If you are extra cautious, you can also replace your door locks.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible so it doesn’t ruin the design of the interior space. These nifty little gadgets, however, play a very important role in keeping the dwellers safe. Make sure that you clean these alarms of any dust and debris. Check to see that they’re still functional and replace old batteries with new ones.
7. Exterior Lighting
Outdoor lighting ensures that the perimeter of your house is safe but when it’s not in use, they can be easily forgotten. As part of your spring cleaning, make sure you clean outdoor lighting fixtures. Check that porch lights as well as back door lights are still in good condition. Spending a couple of minutes cleaning and making sure exterior lights are still functional can make all the difference in ensuring that burglars and criminals don’t target your home.
8. Indoor Space
After dealing with your outdoor security, it’s time to take it inside. Check that all your window and door locks are working properly. Tighten any loose ones, or replace damaged ones. Make sure that you also clean security equipment such as camera lenses and lighting. If you have a fireplace at home, throw away the accumulated ash, and clean the grate. In addition, arrange a chimney cleaner to ensure the flue is clear.
Follow these ideas when giving your home security system a refresh clean to keep it in operational condition. Always contact an expert if you require an additional information. And remember: Safety first!
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