Tips for making your home a safer place

Safety in your home is a top priority. It doesn’t matter whether you are a young family or a senior, making your home a safe place to live requires you to take a few important steps. At Associated American insurance in Manchester, NH, we understand true safety begins with having the right home insurance policy and an agent who places your interests first. 

The right lighting  

Lighting plays an important part in home safety. On the exterior of your house, having motion sensor lights will let you know when someone or something has entered the boundaries of your home. Inside the house, it is important to have night lights that keep you and all the members of the family from tripping and falling in the dark. 

Door and window locks

You would be surprised to discover how often doors and windows are left unlocked. It seems like simple logic that they should be locked both to keep those inside who should remain there and to keep intruders out. 

Home security system

These days there are lots of options for home security systems. You can get one you install yourself and these often include cameras, or you can get one that is monitored. Either way, it should be armed to protect you and your family. 

Smoke detectors

One of the most important safety features you can add to your home is smoke detectors. Replacing the batteries should be a part of your fall and spring home clean-up. If you have a furnace, a carbon monoxide detector is also a must. 

Remove clutter

Clutter is a hazard, it is a trip hazard, and it is a fire hazard. 

Get your chimney and furnace cleaned

Chimneys and a furnace can be a fire hazard if they have not been maintained and cleaned yearly.  Make it a fall or spring routine as part of your normal seasonal cleaning. 

Contact Associated American Insurance in Manchester, NH for all your insurance needs.