Its that time of year again! Here are some Spring Cleaning Tips that will help keep you and your family a little safer…

Close Your Garage

Spring is a great time to get rid of the clutter you’ve collected in your garage over the winter months. It’s also a prime time for burglars to sneak a peek at what goodies you’re keeping in there. If you stop and think about the types of items that are typically stored in a garage, they are definitely worth some value: automotive supplies, tools, electrical saws, mowers, grills, the list goes on and on. A burglar can make a pretty large chunk of change just from expensive, easy-to-carry tools. So make sure that when you’re not tending to the garage cleaning, the door is kept shut. Also, cleaning out the garage will help you be able to park inside of it which will help cut down on car theft and vandlism.

Install Outdoor Lighting

Incorporate outdoor lighting in your landscaping plan! This is the single most effective way to use your yard to safeguard your home from intruders. If your front yard has a path to the front door place ground-level lighting to make your home more illuminated at night and easier to see intruders. There are many inexpensive and energy efficient options availible online or at your local hardware store.

Be safe while on ladders and step stools

When doing a task, such as washing windows, where you need to be on a ladder use extreme caution. Do not lean too far to either side. A good rule of thumb is that your belly button should not go beyond the sides of the ladder.

We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Easter!