3 Common Household Dangers And What To Do About Them

June 28th, 2019

Owning a home in Atlanta, GA can be a major source of pride, but it’s also a common source of anxiety.  Did you leave the stove on?  Did you put out every candle before you went to bed?  Have you been using the right cleaning products?  Did you remember to lock the front door when you left for work?

It’s hard to let go of these anxieties completely when you own something as important and expensive as a house.  However, there are things you can do to cut down on your risk levels and make sure you know the moment disaster strikes.  Your protections might not be perfect, but with the right alerts and preventions you can definitely sleep better at night knowing your property is as safe as you can make it.

  1. Fire

Fire is one of the most common and disastrous dangers a house can face.  Even if the fire spreads slowly or during the day when no one is at home, and even if the Atlanta Fire Department responds quickly, the smoke and water damage can force you to make some very expensive and time-consuming repairs and replacements.  Your best protection is to regularly inspect electrical cords and keep track of flames, but you should also have:

  • Smoke detectors that you regularly inspect to make sure the batteries are still good.

  • A monitored fire alarm system connects your smoke detectors to a larger alarm system operated by a security company like Alt Security Solutions.  The monitor can then contact you to ask what’s going on and alert the fire department if it’s an emergency.

  1. Burglaries

1.4 million burglaries took place in 2017 alone.  That number is going down from previous years, but there’s still a very real chance that your home could be a target next year.  That’s why many homeowners pay for a strong security system.  This system can include:

  • A control panel your family can operate to arm, disarm, and modify the security setup.

  • A mobile app that gives you that same control through your smartphone no matter where you are.

  • A monitored alarm system that alerts a professional security operative the moment something trips the alarm.

  • Surveillance cameras that deter some burglars and gather evidence of others.

  • Smart lights that follow a programmed schedule to simulate a person at home when the family is on vacation.

  1. Poor Maintenance Hazards

Aside from fires, poor maintenance can cause a carbon monoxide leak, frozen and burst pipes in winter, water leaks, and more.  You can watch for these hazards with routine inspections and the right sensors:

  • Carbon monoxide detectors have become standard equipment in most homes, and you can improve on them by connecting them to a comprehensive alarm system.

  • Moisture sensors can detect leaky pipes before the water has a chance to do much damage.

Owning a home in Atlanta, GA should be a good thing, not something that distracts you with anxieties.  Fortunately, you can keep your head clear by investing in a good safety and security system.  Call Alt Security Solutions today to find out what security solutions we offer.