Sunday, 3 July 2016

Tips to Take Care of Your Home When on Vacation - Zen of Zada

Tips to Take Care of Your Home When on Vacation - Zen of Zada: These blog post tips can help you avoid a theft to your home while you are enjoying your vacation.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Clean frequently

Clean frequently: Weatherboard and fibre cement-clad homes need to be washed frequently. And it is not just for good looks; in a new house, some claddings need to be washed to keep the warranty valid. Use only a soft brush and low-pressure hose - a water blaster can damage claddings and force water through gaps and joints. Be particularly vigilant if your house is near the sea or walls are sheltered from regular rain washing.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Home Safety Checklist

Here is a great Home Safety Checklist from an Australian website. 

CLICK HERE for a copy.



Sunday, 24 August 2014

Reduce the risk of Burglary

To reduce the risk of a burglary, make sure you:
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Record the serial numbers of expensive electronic items and photograph these and other valuables.
  • Keep valuables out of sight i.e. jewellery, cameras, electronic games.
  • Install an alarm system.
  • Get sensor lights fitted.
  • Keep garden sheds and garages locked when not in use – and make sure those ladders are tucked away.
  • Keep hedges or plants around doors and windows well trimmed - don't give the burglar a place to hide.
  • Check for weak spots where a thief could get into your garden, for example, a low of sagging fence, or a back gate with a weak lock.
  • Stop your mail and paper if you are going away or arrange for someone to collect it.
  • Keep the house secure when you are out in the garden or yard.
  • Use a chain on the door - don't open the door to strangers, unless the chain is attached.
  • Note down registrations of any suspicious vehicles - often burglars will scope out a place beforehand.
  • Join or form a Neighbourhood Support Group - Your Community Constable will have details.