Labor Day has come and gone, and the summer days are coming to an end. Fall is about to be in full swing, which means a new season and a new opportunity to increase the protection of your home. As the seasons progress and change, leaves begin to fall, cold weather approaches, and winter storms will be here in no time. For these reasons, the expert home security team at Basco Security has developed our top tips to help you establish and check off a complete fall security checklist.
How To Protect Your Home This Fall
Move And Store Your Propane Tank
Propane is commonly used for grilling in the spring and summer months. However, they are very flammable and should be handled with care. It is recommended that you keep the tank outdoors in an area sheltered from wind and where the tank can be tied down.
Clean Your Gutters
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your property’s gutters can save your home from water damage. Fall means falling leaves and broken twigs, which can weigh your gutters down, damaging your siding and trim. Take the best practice of your gutters before it’s too late!
Check Your Carbon Monoxide, Smoke and Fire Alarm Detectors
The new season means the beginning of a fresh reminder to check all of your safety monitors to ensure they are working correctly. Smoke detectors should be tested monthly, and batteries should be replaced yearly! If you’re looking to get your safety detectors inspected, Basco Security would be thrilled to provide your property with inspections monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually!
Clean Your Fireplace
Before you start lighting up your home’s fireplace, personally or professionally clean your fireplace, even if you have a gas fireplace. A fire can occur if there is a blockage in the chimney.
Drain Your Water Heater
Draining your water heater at least once a year is the best practice! While it is something you only sometimes think about until it’s a problem, fall is the perfect time to complete the draining. Draining the water heater can prevent clogs and improve overall efficiency.
Protect Your Home This Fall And Contact Basco Security Today!
If you are searching for the perfect home security system, look no further! Basco Security, Inc. is a name you can trust to care for you and your family! Our family-owned and operated company has served Massachusetts homes and businesses along the East Coast since 1960. We specialize in camera systems, fire alarm systems, intrusion alert systems, and alarm screens and would be happy to install one in your home or property today! Give us a call today at 781-294-4166 or fill out our online contact form; we look forward to hearing from you soon!