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Security Measures to think about for your home during a remodel or new construction.

We all live in a world that is not ideal and unfortunately sometimes

theft happens during remodeling or new construction on a jobsite.

In some instances it is career criminals stealing new appliances.

Other times it is people walking in looking for an quick opportunity

appearing dressed like a contractor and walking out with your

contractor's tools, saw table, or your property.

To protect yourself, your property and materials on a new

construction or remodeling project there are a few

safety steps you can ask from your remodeler or contractor.

Have your contractor introduce you to everyone working on your

project at the beginning of the project.

It could be a casual meet and greet with punch and light finger

food to start project off on a positive note and appreciation for the

hard work ahead.

If you are going to have lock box on your property, ask for a digital 

one and battery powered that a code can be created for each trade.

Then each trade has to enter their code when entering house.

Request that the entry access door always be monitored or locked

when work is being done.

Communicate to your contractors that neighbors cannot casually stroll

through your home during the project without an invitation from you.

This can be a common problem that comes up. When building or

remodeling somehow it is time for everyone to take a look as if on

public property. Curiosity or sometimes... the neighbor who has a

vendetta like a character on "Wisteria Lane" wants to see if there

is a violation of code to report!

Make sure your contractor's liability insurance is current and with the

appropriate amount of coverage. Ask when their responsibility of

coverage on residence begins and when it ends.

Appliances should be one of the last items that should be delivered.

This also prevents less accidental scratches and dents.

Residential alarm should be operative at that time and lock box

removed or all lock box codes erased except for one, for your

remodeler or your general contractor.

Being well prepared will hopefully prevent security issues and theft.

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