0283 – 6 Tips for a Safer Appliance Repair House Call

I updated my status earlier that instead of diving right into SSA work for the week, I instead found myself dealing with a busted washing machine.  Not fun.  It frustrates me that the general trend is for items to cost more and last for less time than ever before.  Washing machines are no exception.  It isn’t just the money either, it is the time, energy and the fact that poorly designed and built equipment increase the amount of time that I have to let people I don’t know have some level of access to my home.  Allowing access isn’t the end of the world, but it does put me in a situation where some of my layers of security are no longer in play.  This results in a situation where you may be more vulnerable to crime.  Today we are going to talk about some steps we can take to make sure that we minimize the risk and mitigate the consequences of having strangers in our home.


Keeping your loved ones safe during a visit from a stranger

The Issues at Hand

  1. Crime at the time of the visit
  2. Crime after the visit by the visitor
  3. Visitor acting as a interviewer for others
  4. Visitor talking too much to the wrong people

Before The Visit

  • Verify the identity of the individual
  • Communicate with others
  • Wear your gear
  • Put valubles away

During the Visit

  • Segregate
  • Supervise
  • Set boundaries

After the Visit

  • Check security
  • Communicate with others
  • Provide feedback
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