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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • Deadbolt Locks & Other Security Preventatives

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    Keeping your home safe and secure is a huge priority for all families. One of the best ways to prevent burglaries is using a deadbolt lock for all your doors, especially for people who live in a big city. They're easy to install and keep you safe if anyone tries to break in. You can buy a deadbolt lock at any major hardware store and have someone install it. Here are some other tips for keeping you, your family and home safe from intruders:

    1. If out of the home for an extended period of time, create the illusion that someone may still be there. Leave a TV or stereo on in the room where a burglar would most likely break in. Use exterior lighting and motion detectors to minimize burglar concealment.
    2. Make sure all exterior doors have good proper locks. Install 1-inch deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.
    3. If you get an unexpected knock at the door, check to see who it is before opening it.
    4. Do not leave extra keys under doormats, potted plants or any other obvious outdoor location. Thieves will generally find them. Find an inconspicuous place to hide the keys, or give a set to a neighbor you can trust.
    5. Burglar-proof your glass patio doors by setting a pipe or metal bar in the middle bottom track of the door slide. The pipe should be the same length as the track.
    6. Keep garage doors shut.
    7. Keep drapes and blinds shut - especially in rooms where there is expensive equipment. Don't advertise the items in your home.
    8. Store cash, jewelry and other valuables in a safe or safety deposit box instead of leaving them lying around the home.
    9. Don't leave notes on the door for service people or family members. These alert the burglar that you are not home.

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