Whether you consider yourself to be a “lucky” person or not, there are certain things that you should never leave in the hands of fate. One such thing is the safety of your home. Read on to learn how to protect one of your most important and meaningful assets – the place you live!

1] If you’re a homeowner, homeowners insurance is a necessity, but your current policy may not cover as much as it should. Fortunately, MyLifeProtected’s convenient digital quoting platform allows you to view rates from multiple carriers and ultimately choose the best coverage. Get started on your free, no obligation quote by clicking here!

2] Unplug items that could cause a fire or other problems after you are done using them. Before you leave for work, make sure nothing like a toaster, straightening iron or space heater was left plugged in by you or a family member. 

3] It may surprise you that some people don’t lock their doors! If this is you, you are essentially inviting a stranger into your home. Locking windows is important too, for more than just burglary reasons. For instance, if you have a cat and leave a screen in your window exposed, he may be so inclined to tear through it!

4] If you enjoy posting live updates of your vacation on social media, you’re consequently alerting your followers that you aren’t at home, which may encourage burglary. Consider only sharing these updates with friends whom you trust, or waiting to post until you’re back home. 

5] Monitor guests in your home. If someone is injured on your property, you are liable, so keep an eye on what your visitors are doing and make sure that they know the rules of your household (no running around the pool)!

6] Install a security system or cameras. These devices can offer you peace of mind by allowing you to see what’s going on at your house when you’re not there and notifying you if something is wrong.