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Products to Protect Your Home
You can build it right – but do you have what it takes to protect it right? Good builders go the extra mile to include products in the home that help keep it safe after the homeowner takes possession.
Surge protectors are a key item for every home. Think about it: you have thousands of dollars in electronics and appliances, and in an instant, a power surge can strike, damaging them all. With a whole home surge protector hooked up to your electrical panel, should a surge hit, the protector directs the excess power away from your grid and keeps your appliances safe.
This is an item that needs to be installed by a licensed electrician, so a builder could have them hook it up while they’re already on site.
How protected is your home against water? Hopefully, your builder has taken every step to properly waterproof the home from the outside. What about the inside?
Installing a leak detector from day one can save a homeowner a major headache should a pipe ever burst or a leak develop. These products detect any potential leak – and automatically shut off the water, keeping the water to a minimum. Certain connected models can also send alerts right to your phone, giving you the option to automatically shut off the water, no matter where you are.
Finding a good builder is worth the wait – and one who go above and beyond? To me, that’s priceless.
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