We have a lot of confidential corporate information in our office that we need to keep secure. Having key codes is hard because a lot of the staff forget them regularly and end up writing them down, which ends up making our office a lot less safe! As a result, we have switched to using fingerprint and facial recognition security which is working a lot better. It's not like people can forget to bring their faces into work! This blog has some tips on how to switch your office to using more modern security options like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition security.
If you have a window in your home that is broken, whether from a big crack that is getting worse or it was busted from a neighbor's flying ball, then you need to get it repaired or replaced right away. Many homeowners will let it go and simply board it up or cover it until they get around to having it fixed, but there are many reasons to call up an emergency glass repair company to get it done right away.
Broken Windows Can Be Dangerous
First of all, if you have a window that is broken, it can be very dangerous for children or pets that might be around that window. Even if you have removed the bulk of the glass shards, there might still be some stuck in the frame that could cause injury to a child playing around the window. If you have cats that like to go outside, they might try to jump through the open window and get cut from glass you didn't see sticking out of the frame. This is something you could avoid simply by having the window repaired right away.
Your Home is Susceptible to Intruders
When you have a broken window, your home is then open to intruders. Even if you board it up, the material you use is not going to be as secure as window glass. If the window can be seen from the street, then a potential intruder looking for their next target might see that the window is severely cracked or broken and think it will be easier to break through that window than one in someone else's home.
You Can Keep Unwanted Pests Out
Don't forget that when there is a crack in a window or it is severely broken, you are leaving the window open for pests as well. Even the smallest crack could be large enough for a spider, ant, cockroach, or other type of insect to get into your home. Before you know it, you have a full-blown infestation and have discovered it is all from that broken window you didn't get fixed fast enough.
It Helps Reduce Your Energy Costs
Another good reason to get emergency glass repairs instead of holding off on fixing the window is because air could be getting through the windows, which might reduce how well your HVAC system works. If you turn on the heater or air conditioner, it needs to work harder to achieve the desired temperature due to the air escaping through the broken window, which then increases your energy bill.