How to Protect Your Home in Utah Without Building a Moat
Your home should be treated like your personal castle - building up security to keep out intruders, caring for the grounds and visitors, and monitoring potential risks. You need to have the right systems and services in place to keep you and your household safe. However, instead of hiring the strongest knights, crafting a grand drawbridge, and building a lavish moat, there are simpler ways to maintain your kingdom. Koala Insulation of the Wasatch Front has put together a list of home upgrades you can install to reduce health risks and increase comfort and safety.
Updated Security System
The first step you’ve most likely considered is finding the right security system to install. With advancements in technology and smart devices, there are seemingly infinite possibilities to choose from. A local security service can be beneficial for new homeowners that are unfamiliar with their local neighborhood and crime rates. On the other hand, for households that are constantly in and out of the home, a smart device could be a beneficial alternative.
These systems allow you to remotely lock and secure the home through your phone or online account. They also extend past your typical intruder detection systems - many smart doorbells are also coupled with security cameras and facial recognition to tell you exactly who’s trying to enter your home. However, while these may seem convenient for the regular smartphone user, it’s important to ensure you have other security measures in place in case there’s a malfunction or dead device.
Regular Pest Control Inspections
A safe home doesn't only consist of a strong security system. Some of your worst intruders come in the form of troublesome insects and rodents. Having a trustworthy local pest control service regularly check and maintain your property can drastically reduce the risk of infestation, diseases, and other health risks. It’s important to have these inspections regularly so preventative measures can be put in place - when it comes to pest control the saying “it’s better to have and not need, than need and not have” is the standard.
Many services offer low-exposure pesticide and ethical trapping methods so you're not only keeping your home safe but the environment around you as well. Healthy insect repellant and animal deterrent methods are rapidly becoming a more commonplace alternative to harmful chemicals and traps that could not only affect your household but the ecosystem. For more information on smart pest control, the EPA provides tips for consulting pest control professionals.
Scheduled Insulation Evaluations
Unwanted guests aren't the only risks you should take careful precautions against. When it comes to keeping your home safe, that also includes reducing health risks and discomfort. Without proper insulation and air sealing, you could be letting in outdoor pollutants, allowing heat to pass in and out of your home through air leaks, and increasing costs with an overworked HVAC system.
Insulation helps reduce the rate of heat transfer, which is a measurement of how easily heat enters and exits your building envelope. Coupled with quality air sealing, the insulation material in your home can significantly improve your indoor air quality and reduce the invasion of outdoor pollutants like dust, pollen, and other allergens. Koala Insulation of the Wasatch Front offers free evaluations and walks you through the breakdown of our checklist so you can prioritize the needs of your home and budget for better insulation care.
Reliable Lawn Care Service
Finally, regularly maintaining the nature around the house is crucial in protecting your home. Whether you're responsible for a small front yard or your home is backed up to a wide expanse of forest or field, it's up to you and your household to keep your environment healthy. It can be especially difficult to navigate for first-time homeowners, but finding a reliable lawn care service will help with pests, irrigation, and environmental health.
Your lawn and garden care shouldn’t strictly consist of mowing the yard and trimming foliage. Plant care, weeding, grass health, and even soil treatment should be the bare minimum your contractor takes care of in their service package. This can not only increase your home’s value, but also reduce your carbon footprint, environmental impact, and pest risk. These professionals can also provide quality consultation on aesthetic changes that won’t harm your lawn quality. So before you get ready to tear up the yard with an expansive (and expensive) moat design, it’s probably a better idea to consult the industry experts.
Protecting Your Castle on the Wasatch Front
For many people, their home is like their personal castle. They host banquets, bring in the finest items for style and comfort, and go to great lengths to keep it safe. Luckily, in this day and age, it’s not necessary to go through the hard work and expenses to build a moat around your property. There are a number of other quality of life improvements you can make to keep out all kinds of intruders - bandits, insects and rodents, mold and bacteria, etc.
Our team at Koala Insulation of the Wasatch Front is dedicated to bringing increased comfort and safety to your home while also finding quality savings. We offer free evaluations to develop a breakdown of your insulation’s current condition. This gives you the opportunity to target pain points for more immediate attention while scheduling ahead for areas that are deteriorating. Contact our team today to learn more about insulation’s impact on your home and schedule your free evaluation.
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