Accidents and thefts of virtually all types surge during the summer. With many families traveling and spending more time outdoors. The personal injury law firm in Las Vegas of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez wants you to enjoy your summer to the fullest and advocates taking five steps to protect your home and family:
1. Safeguard your pool
Young children are especially prone to drowning, so safeguard your pool by encircling it with a fence equipped with a safety gate. Linking the gate to a home security system is a smart idea – not only to protect your children but to guard against curious neighborhood children and pets from wandering into the area undetected. If you have an outdoor hot tub, ensure it stays covered when it's not in use. Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water.
2. Safeguard your windows
Windows may not captivate small children as much as water, but the sight of a family member waving from down below may cause them to get as close to an open window as they can. You may run your air conditioner all summer and keep the windows closed anyway, but make sure they're latched, so children cannot hoist them open. Keep furniture and other climbable objects far from windows.
3. Protect the back of your home like you do the front
You wouldn't leave your front door or garage door wide open; it would be a virtual invitation to thieves. Be just as vigilant about your backyard by keeping valuables out of sight, putting tools and toys away and securing expensive furniture.
4. Lock up your shed
Think of your shed as a mini-garage – stuffed with valuables in relatively tight quarters. Even if you leave home to run a quick errand, the personal injury law firm in Las Vegas of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez knows you've left a watchful thief enough time to make off with all of its contents. Merely keeping the door closed is no deterrent; lock it and add an additional padlock for extra security.
5. Reinforce sliding glass doors
Nearly 25 percent of all home burglaries occur in the rear of a home. You can bet a thief who is looking for the path of least resistance would rather enter through an open door. Most sliding doors are equipped with latches, but they often grow weak with time and repeated use. Even if you have a new sliding glass door, reinforce it by placing a wooden dowel in the tracks.
Contact the personal injury law firm in Las Vegas
Like many Las Vegas homeowners, you may have to make some upgrades before you can say your home is safer and better protected. The personal injury law firm in Las Vegas of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez thinks this is a fine investment of your time and money. After all, we'd rather you visit your local home improvement store than a hospital or police station in the event of a summer accident or theft. And we know you would, too. Contact GGRM at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation today.