Home Sweet Home can harbor many dangers that are easy to put off fixing or overlook altogether. Take time to secure your home inside and out to prevent the following top home danger zones from impacting your family’s safety and security.
Insufficient fire protection
Buying a bunch of smoke detectors isn’t enough…you actually have to install and maintain them. Both steps are easy with contemporary models, some of which allow battery power status to be checked by remote.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
HVAC systems, autos and outdoor machinery can be sources of this odorless, colorless, deadly gas. For you and your family’s safety, make sure to install carbon monoxide detectors (also available in smoke-CO detector combinations) throughout your home to alert you of any CO present. Also, remember to never run your car or any other fuel-burning machines in even a partially closed garage.
Family members of all ages are at risk for slips and falls in slick tubs and showers and on slippery bathroom floors, making the bathroom a formidable danger zone. Install grab bars in strategic locations around the space, and roll out non-slip area rugs over tile and vinyl flooring. Also make sure that small children are attended at all times while bathing and keep toilet lids closed, as little ones can drown in just a few inches of water.