A Safe Home is a Happy Home
Social media, the news, and crowd funding pages are filled with tragic stories of families losing everything they have. None of these families predicted these catastrophes and the great loss could have been prevented in many situations by a few safety checks and balances. Regardless of the root cause, making sure your home is safe and hazard free should be top priority.
Follow this list of Safety Must Have's to make your home a safer place for your family:
Have them, Test them, Change the Batteries, Change them every 10 years. It's that simple and they will save your life in the event of fire.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Use them. They are not just a precaution, they are a must when you have gas utilities. Whether it be a gas stove, gas furnace, or a gas powered fireplace, it is imperative to have a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon Monoxide Gas is colorless and odorless and if you have any sort of leak in your home, most often you won't know it until its too late without precautionary measures.
Create and Practice a Fire Safety Plan
Does the whole family know what to do and where to go in the event of fire? Will the children be distracted by trying to save pets or belongings? Preparedness is key to making sure your family is safe in the event of a fire.
Make Sure You Have a Fire Extinguisher
You very well may have never had the need to use a fire extinguisher but the one time you have a grease fire that gets out of control, you will wish that you had one handy. Have a working fire extinguisher in the garage, utility room and kitchen.
Remove all Extension Cords
They are temporary fixes not permanent solutions. If you need electricity in a certain area of the home, call your licensed electrician to run and install a new electrical outlet. This is a much safer and worry free option.
Look for potential trip hazards
A quick survey of your home inside and out, will help identify potential trip hazards. Make sure to especially check around stairs where major falls can happen.
Remember How Dangerous House Cleaners and Prescription Medicines Can Be
It is often easy to overlook the hazards of house cleaners and we often rely on child proof caps to prevent accidents. Remember it takes just a moment for a child to swallow something they shouldn't and just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it can't.
By taking the extra steps in making your home a safer place, you will help prevent accidental tragedies. To have your home electrically inspected, contact Casteel at 770-854-1078 or schedule online and ask for an electrical safety inspection today.