Tips to protect your home

Your home may be your castle but without a strong line of defense, it's vulnerable to attacks by man and nature. Make yours a truly safe haven with these simple tips to guard you against potential threats.


Identify hotspots in the kitchen

With electrical gadgets alongside water, a gas stove and knives, the kitchen is the biggest potential danger zone.

  • Fully extinguish burning embers (eg. charcoal or cigarette butts) before binning them.
  • Do not leave cooking unattended.
  • Check gas connections for leaks daily.
  • Have a fire extinguisher handy and ensure every family member knows how to use it.


Break the leaks

Wear-and-tear and corrosion in taps, water heaters and air-con piping, along with failed waterproofing membrane in the unit above can cause leaks. 

  • Conduct regular checks for leaks.
  • Repair leaks or dripping taps promptly.


Pull the plug on electrical hazards

Improper use of appliances and poorly-made gadgets can cause short circuits, current shocks or create sparks.

  • Use only appliances with the Safety Mark.
  • Don't overload power points.
  • Never leave appliances charging overnight.
  • Replace worn or damaged electrical cords.


Don't give intruders a window of opportunity

Poor quality, rusty, damaged and old locks on windows, doors and gates are an open invitation for burglars. 


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