Glass Repair LondonBurglaries are an all too common occurrence in London. The after-effects are particularly stressful. Not only do you have to cope with the loss of valuable items, but the sense of violation and anger you feel when your home has been ransacked can take a long time to overcome.

One of the biggest ordeals for homeowners is dealing with the mess of a burglary. Burglars aren’t house proud and many opportunistic intruders will also carry out blatant acts of vandalism.

The main priority after suffering a burglary is to help things return to normal by securing your home and cleaning up the mess as quickly as possible. You should only begin the clean up once the police have inspected the crime scene and given you the go ahead.

Here are some suggestions to help you get back your ‘home’ after a burglary.

Call Your Insurance Company

Before you begin tidying up, make a thorough room-by-room inspection and list any items that have been stolen.

If credit cards are missing, call your bank immediately and cancel them. Check for any other missing documents such as driving licences and work passes and inform the relevant authorities.

Secure Your Home

Check for broken locks on all exterior doors and garden entryways. Call an emergency locksmith to fix them.

Clean up any broken glass from the windows or doors and immediately call an emergency repair glazier. In the meantime, wrap large shards of glass in newspaper before disposing of them and thoroughly vacuum the area. Board up broken panes with cardboard and masking tape until the glazier arrives, especially if it is raining or snowing outside.

The Clean Up

You’ll want to clean everything, even bedding. If there is a lot of mess and the task seems overwhelming, tidy as best you can then call in a professional cleaning company to thoroughly clean your home and steam clean the carpets.

The sooner your home is back in order, the sooner you’ll be able to return to normal life.

 Further Security Measures

Consider installing stronger security devices such as an alarm, outside motion sensor lighting, window locks and reinforced door locks. Even a dummy burglar alarm fitted to the outside of your home can help deter opportunistic thieves.

Emergency Glazier Of London is experienced in dealing with emergency glass repairs in all areas of London. We understand your priority is to feel secure which is why we offer a 24/7, 365 days a year service and will attend to your glazing problems within 30 minutes of your call.