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Home safety.

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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 Spring is coming and so is our anual spring cleaning, lets add this to our list of "to-do".

 

Step-by-Step Safety in Your Home By Home Made Simple.


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    A lot goes into turning a house into a home—and one of the most important parts of that is making sure that it’s safe. Thankfully, there are many easy things you can do to help prevent fires and other accidents in your home. Here’s a list of home safety ideas you can use to protect your home—and everyone in it.


  • Place a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, and make sure you have one on every floor of your home. Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher before you need to use it. Check the gauges on the extinguishers often, and every once in a while, gently turn it over to make sure the contents don’t become compacted at the bottom.

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  • Battery powered smoke alarms are very easy to install and a great way to get early warning of smoke in your home. Check your local building codes to make sure that you have the right kind of smoke detector and enough of them for the size and layout of your home. It’s a good idea to place smoke detectors in all of your bedrooms.

  • Also install battery-powered carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home.

  • When you change your clocks for daylight savings time, replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and check your fire extinguisher gauges to make sure they’re still full.

  • Have a well-stocked first aid kit somewhere centrally located in your home. Your first aid kit should include activated charcoal, adhesive tape, antiseptic ointment, adhesive bandages, blanket, cold pack, disposable gloves, gauze pads and roller gauze, hand cleaner, plastic bags, scissors and tweezers, a small flashlight with extra batteries and a triangular bandage.

  • If you have children, or children often come over to visit, put plastic covers in your electric outlets so they can’t stick objects into them and get shocked.

  • Keep cleaning products and other chemicals safely away from children, either out of their reach or within locked cabinets and drawers. Keep your area’s Poison Control Center’s number near your phone.

  • Make sure that you have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) electrical outlet installed in your kitchen, bathroom and around any other water source. These electric outlets can prevent electrocutions, electric shocks and some electric fires.

  • Keep all electronics a safe distance from the sink, bathtub and shower in your bathroom as well as the sink in the kitchen.

  • Investigate any water stains or cracks that may appear on your ceilings. They could be signs of a serious water leak—either in your roof or in your water pipes. If not taken care of, the ceiling may eventually weaken and fall. If the problem is serious, you should call a professional.

Home Safety Tour

Of course, there are many possible safety issues in your home, and this list is just a beginning. Take a tour around your home looking in and around everything for potential hazards. Look for old appliances, fraying wires or overloaded electrical outlets that could be fire hazards. See if there are any pieces of furniture that have sharp edges that could hurt somebody.

Before having visitors over, especially visitors with young children, is a wonderful time to take the safety tour. Think about what kids might get into, especially down at their level. Or you can incorporate home safety into your spring cleaning routine. You’ll definitely feel more comfortable knowing that your home is safe—for you and your guests.

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elasmimi
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Good tips. We do have most of these, but no carbon monoxide detector.

lasombrs
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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good tips we are cleaning the house today

yvonne37
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM

 Its not requiered by law? I thought it was... anyway, do you open your windows a lot? because that would help keep your air fresh.

Quoting elasmimi:

Good tips. We do have most of these, but no carbon monoxide detector.

 

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mackiebugsmom
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Great tips, thanks for sharing!
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critter_boo
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM
This and we open our windows a lot in spring and summer


Quoting elasmimi:

Good tips. We do have most of these, but no carbon monoxide detector.


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wandep
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Good tips. Thanks.

SassyWildflower
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Great. Tfs
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momofsixangels
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Very good tip

LifeCafe42
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:55 PM
Great tips tfs!
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JasonsMom2007
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:01 PM
This we don't have any possible sources for carbon monoxide so no need for one.


Quoting elasmimi:

Good tips. We do have most of these, but no carbon monoxide detector.


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