DIY Home Care Tips for Your Protection and Safety

					DIY Home Care Tips for Your
   Protection and Safety
Once you become a homeowner, you will
 find yourself becoming immersed at
 taking care and maintaining your home.
 If your life used to revolve around
 waking up early, going to work, and
 coming home late to sleep, now you need
 to allot time to attend to home repairs
 and other processes that will not only
 keep your home safe for your family, but
 also keep your home's value competitive
 just in case you have plans of selling it in
 the future.
This means that you have to do home
 repairs to maintain your home's tip-top
 shape. It does not mean that you need to
 have a handyman visit your home to
 conduct regular checks.
These DIY home care tips will introduce
 you to simple things that you can do on
 your own to make your home safe and
 protected.
DIY Home Care Tips

1. Have your home insured.

Various perils can cause damages to your
 home and your belongings. Examples of
 these perils are floods, tornadoes, fires,
 theft, earthquakes, or even vandalism.
To protect your home and your pocket
 for expenses that may arise out of these
 damages, it is best that you buy an
 insurance policy that will protect your
 investment at the best manner possible.
 Homeowners and hazard insurance
 policies are your best options.
 Choose a policy that best fits your needs
 based on the perils that you think your
 home is most vulnerable from.
2. Bring security a notch higher.
Your home is should provide you security
 and comfort. This means that you should
 feel the safest when you are inside your
 residence. To achieve this, make sure
 that you install the proper lock systems
 on your doors and windows so that
 burglars and thefts can find no means to
 enter your property. Place multiple locks
 on doors, and if burglaries are on the rise
 on your neighborhood, it would be better
 if you also install a security alarm.
3. Baby Proofing Your Home.

If you have kids, you also have to ensure
 that they can live safely in your by
 removing any dangerous risks that could
 harm or injure them. This is called baby
 proofing your home.
For example, make sure that your hot
 water temperature setting in the
 bathroom is gentle for your child's skin.
 Your windows and doors should also have
 guards and covers so that toddlers could
 not open them.
Electric outlets should also have covers
 and keep medicines and sharp objects
 away from your child's reach.
4. Give your walls a fresh coat of paint.
Overtime, the paint on your interior and
 exterior walls will start to deteriorate and
 fade. To keep your home looking new
 and fresh, apply a new coating when
 necessary. You can allot a weekend for
 each side of wall so that the whole paint
 job will not interfere much with your
 other responsibilities. A freshly painted
 home will not only liven up your home,
 but will increase its value too if you ever
 decide to sell.
5. Reduce risks of fire.
Every homeowner is afraid that his or her
 home will be eaten out by fire. You can
 do something to prevent this. For
 instance, upgrade to appliances that
 have an auto shut-off feature. Keep
 flammable items away from the stove
 and have fire extinguishers placed at
 strategic locations.

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