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Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe

Check out this list of 5 things you can do to make your home a safer place.

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Like the Back of my Hand

Like the Back of my Hand

Late, late at night when you are sneaking upstairs from a marathon of your favorite tv show, you are glad you know your home like the back of your hand. You reach the stairs, take three steps with your feet in the middle of the stair and then you jump drastically to the left on the fourth stair to avoid that devil-some creak that has gotten you in trouble in the past. Summiting the stairs, you avoid the right hand side of the floor because you know the carpet’s coming up and it’s probably better not to risk a fall into that pesky stand full of glass-figurines your grandmother left you.

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Believe it or Not

Believe it or Not

Surprisingly, the most common injury in the home is from falling. Even if you know your home better than you know your spouse, there are times when you’re scrambling to that board meeting that you’re already ten minutes late to, and you forget about the nail that still pokes out on the banister or the knife you left on the edge of the counter last night. Everyone’s home has their quirks, but there are definitely some steps we can all take to keep our homes safe.

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Getting Your Home in Order

Getting Your Home in Order

I admit that it seems a lot easier to live with your houses flaws than to actually do something about them, but when push comes to shove you may regret your decision to slack off. In the case of an emergency, having a house that is in proper function could mean the difference between life and death. There are 5 ways in particular that will, without too much effort, keep your home safe.
Test Your Smoke Alarms. The majority of deaths from home fires are from smoke inhalation; the sooner you are aware there is a problem the better.
Walk Through Your Home. Walk through your home and identify loose rugs, wires, clutter on the floor, and poorly lit staircases. Take a weekend and fix the major hazards in your home.
Keep Medications and Cleaners out of Reach. The bottom line is, don’t allow your children to be poisoned. Keep the poison control hot line number handy just in case.
Keep Your Kitchen Habits Safe. Turn the stove off, turn handles towards the back of the stove, and keep knives in a knife box.

Talk to Your Family. Make sure your kids understand the importance of keeping your home safe and exactly how to do it. For example, if you have a pool, be sure the pool gate stays closed to prevent drowning.

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