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New York 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 New York 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.
New York Population:
,
,
Crime
New York
Crime Index
27
(100 is safest)
New York
Annual Crimes
40,599
Total
New York
is Safer Than
27%
of U.S Cities
Your Chance of Becoming a Victim of a Crime
1
IN
41
In New York
1
IN
50
In New York
1
IN
35
In U.S.
How SERVIZ Customers Protect Their Homes
53.3%
Alarm System
42.1%
Neighborhood watch program
39.5%
Dog
New York Property Crimes
2,584
Home Break Ins
1.6 per 1,000 residents
27,335
Property Theft
16.5 per 1,000 residents
Background Check Fail Rate
1
IN
7
Home Repair Pros we checked FAILED a criminal background check
1
IN
6
Handyman
1
IN
6
Plumbers
1
IN
6
Carpet Cleaners
Did You Know?
New York average Flood restoration cost is:
$15,209
Number of annual deaths by Fire in New York:
175
What are SERVIZ Customers Biggest Safety Concerns?
Earthquake / Flood
53.6%
Crime
50.4%
Fire
27.5%
Recent New York Reviews
Judy S.
New York, NY
3/12/2018
“German Mejias is excellent. He is the only reason why I use your service. I have recommended him to others because of German. However, they have never heard of your company prior to me giving out German name. I strongly feel that with technicians such as German, you need to expand your base and become connected with managing offices of building who are really in desperate need of good technicians. Knowing the real estate market, that is a very big complaint that managing agents have and are looking for good technicians. This is an avenue that would be very beneficial and lucrative to your company and in turn more business to your technicians such as German. Once again,he is very responsible as well as takes pride in his work and skills. You are lucky you have him in your organization.”
Lloyd D.
New York, NY
3/10/2018
“Jermaine is a good kid and very qualified. Good experience! We would request and refer him to others in the future.”
Binnie S.
New York, NY
3/6/2018
“Friendly Repair man. Very professional. Got the job done.”
Kristen @ O POSITIVE B.
New York, NY
3/2/2018
“Elias was great! He repaired something on our wall and we can't even tell there was ever a problem with it.”
Lester (Landlord/Owner) D.
New York, NY
3/2/2018
“Guy was great. Knew what he was doing. Worked hard and got the job done”
Pakistan H.
New York, NY
“Handyman showed up on time. Knew what needed to be done and explained the work while providing the estimate. Completed work within time quoted. Found this site online and have used it a few times. Love it !”
Caron C.
New York, NY
“Constantine and Raymond were outstanding professionals! You are so fortunate to have intellegent pros working for you. This is very rare in my experience as an interior designer. They should be given an increase pay and promotions. Most kind regards.”
Kristen @ O POSITIVE B.
New York, NY
“Elias is the best! He showed up on time and was very prepared. He went above and beyond on each job. We initially hired him to fix a simple problem, but it turns out that he was a very skilled handyman as well as an electrician and he was swiftly able to fix many of the other problems our office had had for years. What I enjoyed most about working with him was the effort he put into communicating solutions. Many tradesmen I have worked with have rushed through the communication process only to find that they didn't fully understand the problem the customer was having when the job is done. However, Elias and I were always on the same page. The few times we weren't, he took the time and had the patience with us to get there. We had such a good experience with Serviz, that our company will be doing all handywork through this business in the future.”
Nelson K.
New York, NY
“Your technician was excellent! Knowledgeable, pleasant,, fast but thorough, pays attention to detail and does quality work. Would definitely recommend your firm, and of course will use you again when the need arises.”
Kay L.
New York, NY
“Khurram is terrific! - I feel very fortunate to have been helped by such a skilled and friendly technician!”
Cynthia M.
New York, NY
“5 Star ... the men came on time, were courteous and knowledgeable. Made a quick diagnosis and assessed the microwave was beyond repair.”
Barbara B.
New York, NY
“He found the problem, fixed it, and cleaned up after himself.”
Eugene S.
New York, NY
“Very pleasant knowlegable service person. Got the job done efficiently and neatly and went the extra step. Was right on time too.”
Peter M.
New York, NY
“Outstanding service! Prompt, efficient and friendly - cannot believe that in NYC I got same day repair. Highly impressed!”
Steven G.
New York, NY
“Gabriel is eficcient and creative. Everything that was asked of him was done properly. I would definitely reccomend him for any TV mounting or handyman work”
Theresa B.
New York, NY
“Khurram S, was vey nice he explained all that he was going to do and when is was completed he took the time to retest and clean up after.”
Carmen C.
New York, NY
“Kevin knew just what to do to fix my Frigidaire stove! He promptly identified the problem, explained it and fixed it. My husband and I were very happy with his work and his personable and professional manner. We give him the highest possible rating!”
Kathy L.
New York, NY
“Gabril was the Serviz Pro who took care of our problem. He is professional and well informed and knew what to do to get to core of our problem. We will call for him again when we need any electrical service. Thank you.”
Juan C.
Bronx, NY
3/15/2018
“The repair man was professional and knew his job and very polite.”
Darrell P.
Brooklyn, NY
3/15/2018
“Victor was excellent, punctual and very easy to deal with.”
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Cities We Serve In The New York Area