Whether it’s your home or your business, you’ve worked hard for your property, and the threat of vandalism can be scary.
Unfortunately, almost every home, business, and property is susceptible to vandalism. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to protect your beloved property from becoming damaged due to reckless vandalism.
Continue scrolling to learn how you can protect your property against vandalism.
Invest in Homeowners’ Insurance
You likely already have a homeowners’ insurance policy, but it may be worth it to double-check that vandalism is a covered peril in your specific policy. Most policies cover vandalism and burglary, but verifying yours does can’t hurt.
Develop Relationships with Your Neighbors
Now, we’re not saying you and your neighbors need to become best friends. We’re just saying that becoming friendly with your surrounding neighbors can be a very good thing, especially when it comes to keeping your property safe. You may even want to consider registering your neighborhood in the National Neighborhood Watch program. Not to mention, a neighbor that’s willing to collect your mail and newspapers from piling up while you’re on vacation will help keep your house safe.
Light up Your Property
Thieves and vandals prefer to commit their crimes in the dark. If your home’s exteriors are well-lit, your house is less likely to become the target for vandalism and burglary. Homes that are ill-lit are much more susceptible to damage from vandals and thieves.
Install a Security System
Adding a security system, with all the bells and whistles, to your home is one of the best ways to keep your loved ones and your property safe. Many systems include sensors that detect unusual activity surrounding your house and high-quality monitors and cameras (including doorbell cams) that can spot intruders. You can arm and disarm your system from your control panel or smartphone app, as well as customize your family’s security preferences.
A Few Extra Tips
- Never post your plans for vacations on social media accounts (wait until you are home!) and avoid sharing with acquaintances that you won’t be home for an extended period of time.
- Always make sure your windows and doors are locked and arm your security system whenever possible, even if you are home.
- If something does happen to your property, such as your house was egged or your business was graffitied, make sure to notify authorities right away and, as soon as you get the go-ahead, clean up the mess. A home or business that is left vandalized for a couple of days or more is more vulnerable to future attacks.
Unfortunately, there is no way to protect your home or business from vandalism 100%, but Restoremasters is always here to help.
If your property has suffered damage due to vandalism, such as damage to your doors or windows, graffiti, destruction to property or fence, or anything else vandalism-related, the experts at Restoremasters are available 24/7. You can rest assured that our experienced team of professionals will handle any kind of intentional damage done to your property and give you the personalized attention you deserve.
Contact our experts today. We serve the Salt Lake County area, including Murray and West Jordan. We’ll even go as far north as Bountiful!