There’s an old saying and it goes like this, “home is where your heart lies”. However, there is much more to your home beyond your refuge and shelter. It is a place where your children will grow up, where your family, friends and relatives will come together for holiday and other events and celebrations. This is one place where you can easily relax. You can keep your bikes, car and jewelry in your house. This is a place where you feel safe and are actually safe. However, remember that safety is not assured when you buy a home. You need to think about it and plan it carefully. Here are some home safety tips you might want to consider. Some maybe simpler than others but they are all important nevertheless. Most of these suggestions come from common sense and they may inspire the reader to implement them to lead a safe life for himself and for his family.
You need to install carbon monoxide detectors also along with the smoke alarms. In case you have a total home alarm system, you should call the home security providers and ask them to link the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to their central monitoring system. You can discuss the fire safety with your family especially if you have children. Have an escape plan in place with several different choices and practice these escapes. When you have a clear idea about the escape routes, everyone will react correctly in the event of a crisis and otherwise will feel safe.
You can place safety ladders on the upper floors, as they will provided alternative escape routes in the event of any emergency such as a fire. Those areas of the house, which are prone to have dangerous objects lying around, need to have clear visibility at nights to avoid dangerous accidents during a crisis. You can install night-lights in such areas including bathrooms, kitchen, dark hallways and staircases. You need to take care of any electrical problem swiftly and for prolonged problems talk to a pro. Remember, faulty wiring is a major cause of fire and electrocution.
Always have first aid supplies and assortments available at a predetermined place and ensure that everyone that is a part of the family knows where to find them in case of emergency quickly and use it properly. This ensures that small accidents involving bruises and cuts do not get aggravated into major problems. Ensure that your hot water heaters have safety guards to stop scalding. If, operating your shower and sink taps is tricky, ensure that your visiting guests and children are aware of it. You should also install non-stick pads for your bathtubs and showers. Remember something that appears trifle like a bathroom fall is in fact the biggest cause of household injuries and can be fatal. However, you can easily avoid these accidents with simple precautions. Also, ensure that everyone in the house agrees to the basic home security principles. You can even keep guns to keep the burglars away.