Saftey Tips

Home Safety Tips:

Kitchen:

  • Keep a distance between flammable objects and fire sources.
  • Use harmful products with caution and keep them out of reach to children and pets.
  • Never leave sharp objects and utensils unattended.
  • Leave space around appliances for proper ventilation.

Bathroom:

  • Keep electrical appliances wrapped and put away, never use around water.
  • Use no-slip strips on the bottom of tub or shower.

Bedroom:

  • Never smoke in bed
  • Purchase mattresses with open flame-resistant protection.
  • You’re most vulnerable when you sleep. Even in bed, keep a phone, light (and if necessary, a weapon)
    within reach.

Garage:

  • Keep chemicals and poisonous substances locked up and or out of reach from kids/pets.
  • Keep clean/organized, especially because tools can be sharp, heavy or dangerous.

Backyard:

  • Fence in your yard
  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed
  • Keep pool areas locked when not in use

Stairwells:

  • Keep steps, well light, dry and clean.
  • Make sure all railings are sturdy and on both sides of the stairwells.
  • Make the distance between rails very narrow enough to prevent a child/infant from falling through.

To Guard Against Fire:

  • Install smoke detectors, change batteries every year.
  • Avoid overloading outlets/extension cords.
  • Keep fire extinguishers handy and know how to use them.
  • Establish/practice safety exit plans.
  • Never block or pile things onto heaters or heat excluding appliances.
  • Never leave a fire or hot appliance unattended.
  • Remove dry vegetation from around the perimeter of the house.
  • Cover all fireplaces and pits.
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