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Austin Home Safety Ranking

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Our Study Methodology

After helping our customers complete hundreds of thousands of home improvement jobs across the country—from carpet cleaning and plumbing to appliance repair, electrical services, and more—we created the SERVIZ Home Safety Ranking Index. What we have learned over the years is that customers, more than anything, want to ensure they maintain a healthy and safe home. Home safety is not just about adding an alarm system or having smoke detectors; it is also about keeping your home well maintained.

Homeowners increasingly want to keep up with their home maintenance to reduce the risk of fires, floods, earthquake damage, and even break-ins. The independent professionals in the SERVIZ network have helped thousands of customers reduce fire risks in their homes by replacing dirty vents and identifying improperly installed electrical switches and outlets. They have also reduced flood and earthquake risks by inspecting and repairing broken water pipes, sewer mains, and making sure water heaters are earthquake strapped and have properly installed overflow vents.

Consumers are also rightly concerned about who is coming inside their home. With that in mind, we created our Home Safety Ranking index to help all homeowners understand how their city and state ranks for home safety.

Our methodology was as follows: We sent a survey to 65,000 of our customers asking them how safe they feel in their homes, how they protect their homes, and what are their biggest safety concerns in their homes and neighborhoods. We took our survey responses and used the U.S. Census data that ranks each city on a crime index of 1-100 (100 being the safest). The two data points were then combined to determine our own proprietary safety grade for each city.

Our Home Safety Ranking Index includes actual survey results, quotes from our customers, and the percentage of professionals who sought to join our network that have failed our background check.

We understand how important it is to trust someone who is working to make your home safer. This is why our standards for accepting professionals into our network are high. Since 2015, we have rejected over 15% of professionals seeking to join the SERVIZ network.

We hope that by providing this level of detail for each city we serve we are helping communities better understand how they can keep their homes, families, and friends safe.

Our Austin Home Safety Ranking is a result of our proprietary data collected over the last 5 years serving over 200 thousand customers, and 300 thousand home improvement jobs, and other publicly available sources.
Austin Population:
,
,
Crime
Austin
Crime Index
9
(100 is safest)
Austin
Annual Crimes
39,928
Total
Austin
is Safer Than
9%
of U.S Cities
Your Chance of Becoming a Victim of a Crime
1
IN
23
In Austin
1
IN
31
In Texas
1
IN
35
In U.S.
How SERVIZ Customers Protect Their Homes
53.3%
Alarm System
42.1%
Neighborhood watch program
39.5%
Dog
Austin Property Crimes
5,079
Home Break Ins
5.5 per 1,000 residents
28,984
Property Theft
31.1 per 1,000 residents
Background Check Fail Rate
1
IN
4
Home Repair Pros we checked FAILED a criminal background check
1
IN
3
Plumbers
1
IN
3
Handyman
1
IN
6
Appliance Service Pros
Did You Know?
Texas average Flood restoration cost is:
$27,284
Number of annual deaths by Fire in Texas:
228
What are SERVIZ Customers Biggest Safety Concerns?
Earthquake / Flood
53.6%
Crime
50.4%
Fire
27.5%
What Do Locals think?
What do the residents of Texas have to say about home safety?
Our neighborhood is safe and I feel comfortable being here. My biggest concern are fires and of course earthquakes. Fire really concerns me because we have a 2 story and getting out in case of an emergency is a well thought out plan for me. I believe we have a system in place and hopefully we'll not have to use it.
Stephanie C.
I feel that our neighborhood which has controlled access and security is relatively safe. For the most part, everyone is pretty vigilant in keeping their eyes open for any suspicious activity.
Susan K.
Recent Austin Reviews
Evan W.
Austin, TX
“Sam was excellent. Extremely professional and provided outstanding all around service. The final product and his workmanship speaks for itself. I definitely recommend these guys to anyone needing cleaning, especially detailed deep cleaning! Thanks for all your hard work!”
Amy E.
Austin, TX
“Sam was punctual, efficient, and accommodating. It was a pleasure working with him, highly recommend!”
Ron B.
Austin, TX
“Rudy was very knowledgeable, cooperative, fair, thorough and quick. We'll definitely be using him again. We couldn't be happier.”
Donnie F.
Austin, TX
“Nice work guys. My carpet was gross. These guys made it like it was new again.”
Alicia F.
Austin, TX
“I was pleased with The handy man you sent over. He was efficient, polite and very competent.”
Marie M.
Austin, TX
“Derek was thorough and efficient. He completed the repairs on time and everything seems to be in good working order at this time.”
Cheryl B.
Austin, TX
“The tech was very knowledgeable and polite. Also, your pricing was fair, compared to others. Thank you!”
Joanne D.
Austin, TX
“From start to finish was quick and easy! I selected my service, the provider was a few minutes early, payment was quick and easy. Friendly, prompt and courteous service. I couldn't believe how simple it was.”
Trudy Y.
Austin, TX
“Kenneth did a great job! On time, professional. Will use this company again.”
Celina R.
Austin, TX
“Dustin was knowledgeable and thorough. Overall great customer service and helpful!”
Sheree S.
Austin, TX
“Gentleman was very professional well spoken and pleasant PLUS on time and finished quick I will definitely use this service and have already recommend to another this pm”
Evelin N.
Austin, TX
“Punctual and thorough service. Sam was on time, very respectful and thorough. I will definitely use and recomendo Serviz again.”
Michele F.
Austin, TX
“We love this qualified repairman. His knowledge of this refrigerator was awesome. He is very customer friendly and answered every question we had. He also knew how to program our Samsung Interactive Display frig. We will be using this company for all of our appliances. We will be requesting him, our favorite. Thanks. 5”
Richard Ray E.
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“Great guy. Helpful and friendly! Very professional”
Margene B.
Austin, TX
“Technician did a great job, explained exactly what was needed, found a part that was needed and took care of the problem. Reasonably priced. ”
Jose M.
Austin, TX
“Fast Cleanup Job. Jordan Stephens did an excellent carpet cleaning job! He came within the appointment time and quickly cleaned up my apartment's carpet. I thought it would take the full two hours but he got it done within an hour, includes setup and breakdown. I do recommend SERVIZ's carpet cleaning service if you need a quick and good job, especially if you're moving out of your apartment.”
Joyce H.
Austin, TX
“Very nice young man and informed us as to how long it will take to dry without being asked. I am very pleased.”
Letty G.
Austin, TX
“Jamilla did an excellant job! She was Very respectful and efficient. Would highly recommend her!”
Monica A.
Austin, TX
“The plumbers were very nice. They got the new water heater installed and working which is what we needed.”
Aleya N.
Austin, TX
“Quick quality work.. Quick quality work. Thanks!”
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