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Houston 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 Houston 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.
Houston Population:
,
,
Crime
Houston
Crime Index
5
(100 is safest)
Houston
Annual Crimes
124,063
Total
Houston
is Safer Than
5%
of U.S Cities
Your Chance of Becoming a Victim of a Crime
1
IN
18
In Houston
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
Houston Property Crimes
20,028
Home Break Ins
8.7 per 1,000 residents
68,224
Property Theft
29.8 per 1,000 residents
Background Check Fail Rate
1
IN
4
Home Repair Pros we checked FAILED a criminal background check
1
IN
3
Handyman
1
IN
4
Electricians
1
IN
5
Plumbers
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 Houston Reviews
Debra B.
Houston, TX
3/23/2018
“Abdallah was very professional, honest, informative, and knowledgeable. I would definitely ask for him by name the next time if I need a handyman in the future. The easy online appointment and approval system used by Serviz made the whole repair process a breeze. This is the right way to do things!! ***** 5 Stars and a Thumbs Up”
Brent J.
Houston, TX
3/17/2018
“Jesse, my dishwasher repairman, is a great guy and a hard worker. It is a pleasure to know him.”
Merry M.
Houston, TX
3/14/2018
“The work and the estimate was on time and well in my budget. The repairman was very courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful!!”
Kathy G.
Houston, TX
3/12/2018
“Great work in cleaning. Very thourough to detail”
Shellie B.
Houston, TX
3/9/2018
“Excellent work and competitive pricing.”
Pamela H.
Houston, TX
2/27/2018
“On time, courteous! Estimate was close! Technician was able to repair my gas dryer and there is a year guarantee. Very happy with this service.”
Tom and Pam W.
Houston, TX
2/22/2018
“Outstanding Repair Service. Our service repair tech was very knowledgeable and solved the problem with our Jenn-Air cooktop. I would highly recommend him as an expert in his field.”
Doyle Restrepo R.
Houston, TX
2/22/2018
“Jay was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and diagnosed and fixed the problem quickly.”
Cindy B.
Houston, TX
“Our serviceman was outstanding. He was not only knowledgeable but very respectful. I would highly recommend Greg.”
John G.
Houston, TX
“Excellent and very professional job I will use them again thank you very much”
Patricia S.
Houston, TX
“On time, efficient, had parts on their truck, professional, courteous. The team was great!”
Ronnie K.
Houston, TX
“The serviceman was excellent. I recommend him.Yall should be happy to have a wonderful employee.”
David M.
Houston, TX
“Josh was very professional. I felt very comfortable about his knowledge and experience. I will definitely use Serviz again and highly recommend Joshua as a Tech.”
Vincent S.
Houston, TX
“The service provider was exceptional. Talked me into the process of why my appliance was malfunctioning. Ordered the part and came back and replaced it. Great attitude. ”
Sadie N.
Houston, TX
“Willis was very friendly! Fast at job, arrived early too! Friendly with my two dogs, didnt seemed bothered by them. Overall great experience! If I need to use again I will certainly be calling Willis!”
Babbie S.
Houston, TX
“Awesome job! It looks like a brand new wall”
Renata M.
Houston, TX
“Professional work. The work was done professionally, thoroughly, and it was explained in details. They came first to the house to access what needed to be done, went to the store to buy all the needed supplies, and went above and beyond to help me buy gas for the generator since we were under an emergency situation (Hurricane Harvey).They took the initiative to book the appointment to remove the wires from my break box after the generator was not going to be used any longer. I am very satisfied with their courtesy and the end result of their work.”
Vy N.
Houston, TX
“Freddie was very professional and was on time for the job. He gave a fair estimate. He also addressed all my questions and explained the process and method he was going to use.”
Gwe n R.
Humble, TX
3/26/2018
“Excellent experience with Emmanuel in replacing my bathroom faucet. I would like to give him 6 stars for the service.”
Michelle W.
Humble, TX
3/24/2018
“a repair person came fix my freezer less than 24 hours after I scheduled it. He texted when he was on his way and got here on time. He fixed my freezer within 20 minutes for the advertised service call price. I will definitely use this service again in the future!”
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