The Summer Months Make the Most Sense for Updating Your Home Security System

Some of the busiest months of the year are in summer, because although it’s a time for vacations from work and breaks from school, most people try to pack in as many activities and adventures as possible before summer ends. But for the safety of your home and your family, it’s important that you make time in summer for updating your home security system, especially regarding emergency preparedness and prevention.

Macys-Champagne-30th The Summer Months Make the Most Sense for Updating Your Home Security SystemProtecting Your Home From Damage and Wear

Regular maintenance and repairs around the house may not seem like the most important way to spend your precious time in summer, but it’s this very support that prevents a minor problem from becoming an emergency situation. For example, proper maintenance on your plumbing systems can prevent floods and severe water damage in your house. Take care of regular wear and tear issues as they arise, and use the warm weather of summertime to:

  • Replace things that are missing
  • Repaint surfaces that need attention
  • Fill in holes
  • Fix appliances
  • Clean the house
  • Clean the gutters
  • Fix the roof

Making Sure, Your Family Knows What to Do in an Emergency

Having a plan of urgency in place could save lives. But not only do you have to put together a proper plan, but you also have to go over it with your family and practice it by doing drills, which are much more pleasant in summer than winter. A proper emergency plan will outline:

  • Where to find fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and other emergency supplies
  • Escape routes and exits point from every room
  • Two outdoor meeting spots to gather during an emergency
  • Emergency phone numbers, such as police, poison control, and the local hospital
  • Names and numbers of close family to contact in an emergency
  • What to do in case of a fire, break-in, flood, or some other emergency

Installing Sensors, Alarms, and Detectors

There are tons of different sensors available for inside, outside, and around your home, and while some are security related, others are safety measures, and some are to protect your home from damage. It’s a good idea to update these systems in the summer before holidays because that way you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is being monitored while you’re away. Standard sensors and alarms for homes include:

  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Broken glass alarms
  • Water and leak sensors
  • Motion sensors for the inside and outside
  • Sensors that register when doors and windows are opened

If you have any plumbing questions, call(352) 728­-6053 to speak with the helpful experts at Ross Plumbing. We can help with seasonal or regular maintenance and repairs, plumbing emergencies, or for more tips on updating your home security system this summer.