No home or family is protected from accidents. It is important to keep up with safety measures and precautions in your home to ensure that if there ever is an accident you and your family are prepared. Below are some home safety tips to help ensure your home is as safe as possible:
Ensure there is a working smoke detector:
Research has shown that nearly 2/3 of home fire deaths occur in homes that lack a working smoke detector. Ensure that you have working smoke detectors in every room and hallway in your home.
Install carbon monoxide detectors and ensure they are working!
Carbon monoxide is undetectable by the senses and can be produced by household appliances that burn fossil fuels, including water heaters, furnaces, dryers, heaters, and fireplaces. Protect your family from the “silent killer” and ensure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Have a fire extinguisher!
It is important to have a fire extinguisher handy in your home in case of a fire. It is recommended to have at least one extinguisher on each floor of your home, and one in the kitchen.
If you have a pool and children, install barriers against drowning:
Small children and pools do not mix well without supervision. Ensure your child is safe and protect some sort of barrier around the pool.
Install safety knobs over stove controls:
If you have children or pets, installing safety controls over your stove can potentially prevent many injuries.
Clean your dryer’s lint screen regularly:
This is very important and can easily be done. It is important to do this after each load of laundry to prevent possible buildup and prevent a fire from occurring.
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