To safeguard your family, you want to make certain the home is a safe place for you and your family. Having the right tools can help you protect you and your family, and in many cases, you can prevent severe damage from occurring in your home as these dangerous circumstances arise. To point out the essential home safety elements you want in your home, we at Lifeline Home Inspections would like to take the opportunity to elaborate further.
Home Security System Measures
A sign from a home security company is a common deterrent for burglars but if you have an actual alarm system that goes off the moment a burglar tries testing your home security, this is naturally in your better interest. In addition to the apps that allow you to view your home remotely, there are also home security systems that come with a 24-hour monitoring service.
Should you not have properly functioning smoke alarms, you and your family are at risk. In addition to having a smoke alarm installed on every floor, including the attic and basement if applicable; have one installed in every bedroom. Maintain their function by inspecting all the smoke alarms in your home once a month, including fire alarm models that are hard-wired. Hard-wired models also still need to have the batteries replaced as needed.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Being equally important as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors are necessary, particularly if you have gas-powered appliances. There is no way to know if this deadly gas is in the home unless these detectors are in place to detect it.
First Aid Kits
Accidents can occur, no matter how much effort goes into trying to prevent them. Your home needs a well-stocked first aid kit filled with quality dressings and other first aid items in the event of an emergency.
Fire Extinguisher, Blanket & Safety Items
To put small fires out quickly, make sure you and the household occupants are prepared. Make sure you have an accessible fire safety pack containing a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket among other essentials. Make certain you and everyone else knows how to operate the fire equipment also.
Emergency Phone Number List
It is never optimal to have to try and look up emergency numbers during stressful circumstances. Having an emergency list is one of the home safety essentials that many people forget about. Include on the list urgent care, poison control, babysitters, vets, friends, family members, and doctors’ numbers.
Natural Disaster Emergency Preparedness Kit
The natural disaster kits ought to include water, batteries, a can opener, flashlights, nonperishable food, medications, a battery-powered radio, and cash. In addition, every family should have an escape plan in place. Teach children what to do when they hear a fire alarm go off. So that no one needs to fight fire and smoke as they make their way downstairs it is also ideal to install a fire ladder in the upstairs bedrooms.
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Be sure to schedule a home inspection every year to help maintain a safer home. To help you prioritize the home maintenance and improvement projects to ensure a safer home, professional inspectors can detect potentially hazardous issues. Contact us today!