Checklist For Setting Up Your New Home

This is a checklist of often overlooked items that will help you feel confident about safety in your new home. These tips will help you long term.

  • Re-key all door locks.
  • Consider a monitored alarm system with smoke detection.
  • Install outside flood lights with motion sensors.
  • Install smoke detectors no more than 15 feet from each bedroom and test monthly.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors. Place in occupied bedrooms
  • Have a Fire Ladder available for 2nd floor bedrooms.
  • Keep a working fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
  • Know where to turn off Electric, Water, and Gas in an emergency.
  • Test water heater Pressure Temperature Relief Valve 2 times a year.
  • Clean wood burning fireplace chimneys as needed.
  • Have a working Flashlight available for power outages.