We spend most of our time at home and everything we hold dear to us is in our home. Home Safety is a necessity for everyone no matter your family composition or size. There are some things we all remember and some things we may forget. Here’s some essential tips to ensure your home is as safe as can be.
5 Essential Home Safety Tips
Safety First!!!! It’s something we’re told over and over again, from childhood the message is meant to be stamped into us. Is it possible, though?
I’m sure we’ve all done stupid things in the pursuit of another end. Maybe we have rushed something that we know we shouldn’t, just to try and cut corners and save time. Or perhaps we have done something without proper prior planning, meaning we have exposed ourselves to risks we shouldn’t take.
And that’s fine for us. We all have a healthy reckless regard for personal safety in some respects. We need it; would any of us get in a car if the true statistics of the likelihood of a crash were on our minds? We need to be able to dismiss, continue, keep calm and carry on – it’s necessary.
Then we have kids, and the world is full of dangers. Home safety becomes our primary concern for everything, as we become the human version of the mama bear who doesn’t want the world to mess with our cubs. So while it’s okay to make shortcuts for ourselves, it’s not for our kids.
It follows then that our homes need to be safe. It’s where we raise our family, where our kids play and do homework and build the bulk of their childhood memories. It’s a box of cement and concrete that the love of a family turns into a home. Making home safety a priority will keep the your loved ones safe and secure.
To make it a safe home, you need to have a basic list of things that you have to hand. Accidents happen, and not all disasters can be prepared for, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to fight back as hard as possible – wherever possible. These are the essentials that every home requires.
5 Home Safety Essentials
Small household fire extinguishers are easily purchased and stored. Ideally, you can forget about them and hope that you never have to use them.
Remember: it’s important to know the difference between the types of fires and the appropriate extinguishers. Ensure your kids are up to date on this as well.
Safe Cooking Implements
The kitchen is ripe for fires for obvious reasons, so everything you use in there needs to be high on this list. Stick to metal over plastic in terms of spoons for stirring, the more-durable silicone for cookie sheets and do your research to find the safest cookware for your home.
Fire Alarms – Plural
These go hand-in-hand with the first point. Make sure you have an alarms and smoke detectors in every room of the house. Most of us just rely on a couple of central ones but don’t take the risk. Install them in every room.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide is insidious in how it causes damage. Left unchecked, it can cause all manner of neurological problems – and even ultimately result in death. Get one installed and checked annually.
If there was a disaster in your home, how would you get out? Go around your house and ask all of these questions, then take the necessary steps to ensure you can evacuate safely. Don’t just think of fire, either – what about if the ceiling collapses? Or there’s a flood? One of the most important elements of home safety is to have a plan before anything happens. Those that have a plan will be much more prepared in case the unthinkable happens.
Then sit back and enjoy your home. You’ve put home safety steps in place and you can rest assured you’ve done what you can do to keep you family and home safe.
What things are crucial when it comes to home safety for you? Do you have any tips for keeping things as safe as can be?