6 Home Security Moving Tips

January 9th, 2019

Moving to a new place in Houston, TX is not easy. It demands more research and effort to make the process hassle-free and less time-consuming. More importantly, you need to do the research in advance to avoid last minute hassles.

Are you looking some tips to make the moving easy, effective, safe, and smooth? If yes, then you can consider the following six.

1. Inquire about the moving company

You need to do a proper research about the moving companies in Houston, TX much before the date. Instead of focusing on any reputed company, you need to research on three to four companies to get a better deal. You will have to go through the reviews, references, price, insurance, and reliability of the company to know who can offer you the best service within your price. You need to choose a reliable, insured, experienced, licensed, and reputed company to make the process safe and effective.

2. Make a list

You will have to make a list of all your belongings before the packing. If you are planning to move with a moving company in Houston, TX, then it is better to label all your boxes. For the large items, like the furniture and electronics, you should record the serial numbers to make it easy to locate during the traveling. In addition, make sure that the moving company is liable for all damages during the process.

3. Go for the insurance

Before moving, all your valuables and properties need to be insured. Insurance will protect your home, possessions, and other things in the event of natural and man-made disasters.

4. Get Information about the neighborhood

You should know about your Houston neighborhood and surroundings before moving in to ensure that you are heading towards a safe destination. You can drive around for a couple of times and talk to the neighbors to have an idea about the people and the area. Get information about the gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, gyms, health care system, and educational institutions to make sure that the place is safe and easily accessible.

5. Replace the locks

While moving into a new place in Houston, TX, you will have to focus on the security. The first thing you need to do is to change the locks. You have no idea who have the keys and who can access the property in your absence. The owners and other service providers might have the duplicate keys. Therefore, it is better to change all the locks including garages, back and front doors, gates, and storage sheds by an experienced locksmith.

6. Know about the vulnerable areas

Before moving in, you need to have an idea about the vulnerable areas of the new home. You need to check everything that includes the windows, doors, gates, and garages. Make sure that everything is in a good condition. If you find any broken or missing locks, then consider replacing before moving in. Always consider having a deadbolt in the front door.

In addition, you need to check the exit and entry point. If there is any overgrown landscaping near the windows and doors then trim it. Overgrown landscapes can help the thieves to enter your Houston home unnoticed.

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