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11 Ways To Make Your Home A Safer Place

Friday, November 19, 2021

 
If you are reading this blog post, then the chances are that you care about your safety. That is a great thing! In order to keep yourself and those around you safe, there are some things that every homeowner should have in their home. These eleven safety measures will help protect both your property and the people living with you from danger.

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Smoke Detectors

Because fire spreads quickly, it is crucial for homeowners not only to have a working smoke detector, but plenty of batteries as well! These should be put near bedrooms and places where people spend a lot of time to alert people much sooner. In addition, the batteries for the smoke detectors should be changed regularly to ensure they are always in working order.
 
Fire Extinguisher

Because fire can spread so quickly through homes with wooden frames, it is always best to have an extinguisher on hand just in case something happens unexpectedly. These are relatively inexpensive and will help put out fires before they cause too much damage. It's also wise to keep one of these within reach at all times for each level of your home, if possible.
 
Carbon Monoxide Detector

This safety measure isn't talked about nearly enough since carbon monoxide poisoning happens more often than many believe it would. Make sure there are several CO detectors throughout your home, especially ones close by where people sleep. It is also important to test the detectors every month and replace batteries when they need them. Additionally, if you have CO detectors in your home, ensure they are attached to the wall and not just lying on a shelf.
 
Burglar Alarm System

Having strong locks isn't enough security for some homeowners; they want peace of mind knowing their possessions are secure at all times. A burglar alarm system can be beneficial in providing this peace of mind. It is best to have an app on your phone that gives you access to the security settings so that even if something does happen, you are able to quickly change them back even if you are not at home.
 
Security On All The Doors

While front or back entry doors may be more accessible for you, consider the security of your home before deciding what door will work best. The primary way into a house should always have maximum protection so that no one can enter without warning, even if there are unlocked windows nearby. Having sensors on every door where the outside meets the inside of your home is vital to know if someone has tried to break in. Motion sensor lights are also helpful for this same reason, but it's even better if they can be turned off by motion detectors of their own so that no one thinks there might still be an intruder after you have already arrived back at home.

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A Well Lit Home

This safety measure goes hand-in-hand with keeping all entries well protected but also deals with making sure areas such as porches and yards aren't too dark at night where would-be thieves could hide in order to break in later on after everyone has gone inside to bed. In addition, keeping your interior well lit will allow you to easily see any unwanted guests who may have entered through an open door or window. Lighting can be as simple as keeping night lights in the bathrooms and hallways for ease of use at night. It is also advised that using safety lighting such as motion sensor lights near entry points helps detect movement outside windows which serves to further deter criminals from trying anything funny.
 
Up To Date Home Wiring

Ensure your home's wiring is safe by hiring an electrician to ensure that the home wiring is up-to-date and meets all safety regulations. The first step for doing so is learning about your electrical system through a basic understanding of what goes into it, how it works, and where any potential hazards might be. Once you understand how everything works together as a unit within the house's electrical system, then you can take steps towards finding out if there are any problems with it or not.
 
Cover The Wall Plugs

Leaving wall plugs out in an area where children might see them is just asking for trouble. Instead, it's best to cover these with outlet covers so that no one can accidentally get hurt by sticking something into the holes. In addition, make sure to keep a fire extinguisher on hand just in case something happens unexpectedly. These are fairly inexpensive and will help put out fires before they cause too much damage.
 
Hand Railings For All Staircases

One of the most important safety features that should be included in every single home with a staircase is a hand railing. Falling down stairs is one of the most common accidents, yet it's also one that gets very little attention which can result in severe injury. For homeowners, it's essential to know what steps should be taken in the event of such an incident, and having hand railings will also make your home safer for children and elderly individuals.
 
Fencing Around The Swimming Pool

Keeping people safe around a pool is very important. This includes putting up a fence surrounding the whole backyard and preventing small children from going into potentially dangerous areas, such as near or in the water, without adult supervision. In addition, swimming pools always seem like a lot of fun, but they can be a hazard without the correct safety measures in place!
 
First Aid

First Aid courses are a good idea for people of all ages, as it is unlikely that you will be able to remember everything from your school days. In addition to the knowledge gained in these courses, everyone should take specific safety measures to help keep their home as safe as possible. The first thing every family member should do is learn CPR and basic first aid such as how to deal with breathing problems, burns, or bleeding.

In conclusion, if you follow the safety measures mentioned above, your home will be significantly safer for everyone living there. If you have children, it is imperative to follow these safety measures to keep them safe while you are at home and not!




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