When it comes to the most dangerous rooms in your house, there’s two that usually come to mind first.
Keeping our children safe is a parents responsibility. It is hard to watch them every second of the day. A lot of unnecessary accidents happen right in the home. Home safety is a must!
Here are several great tips on things you can do in your home to make it safer for you and your children.
Bathrooms Are The Most Dangerous Rooms In Your Home
We will start with one of the most dangerous rooms in your home, the bathroom.
With it’s slippery surfaces, electrical appliances and medications, this room is full of potential hazards.
First of all start off by lowering your water heater to 120 degrees F, or just below the medium setting. Always turn the cold water on first then add the hot water to adjust to your ideal bathing temperature.
Before placing a child in the bath always place your hole hand in the tub and move it all around the tub. Make sure you test each spot because their can be hot spots in one area.
Make sure all medications are child-proof and locked away. Keep all chemicals and electrical appliances in a locked cabinet.
Never leave children unattended and install secure grab mats and non-slip mats inside and outside of the bath or shower.
Don’t forget to use door knob covers if you have little ones!
Kitchens represent the heart and soul of our homes. It is in fact the number one cause of home fires. In addition kitchens usually contain a stock of dangerous household chemicals. So it is a must to make sure this room is safe for the children.
First of all you must always make sure you have a fire extinguisher if you don’t their is a new solution for a stove-top fire. It is a fire extinguish spray which discharges with less force than the traditional fire extinguisher and it actually lasts longer. It us called Tundra fire extinguishing spray. You can find it in some stores or on-line.
Make sure you have children’s locks on all cabinets and keep all your chemicals locked and stored in them. Keep all cleaners in their original containers. Never mix chemicals together their contents can react with dangerous results.
When putting out a stove fire it is always best to smother it. Put on oven mitts, then slide a lid or a large cookie sheet over the pan fire. Make sure you turn the burner off.
The number one rule in kitchen safety is of course, to never leave the kitchen while you are cooking. If you need to leave make sure you have turned your food down to the lowest setting on your stove.
Use masking tape to mark off a child-free zone around your stove area. You tell children this is an area they can’t go into. For smaller children use a safety gate.
Fires Can Happen Anywhere
Although the kitchen and bathroom are generally the most dangerous rooms in your home, fire is the #1 killer and can happen anywhere.
Make sure you have adequate smoke detectors throughout your home. Test alarms monthly to make sure they work properly. Make a map of your home and identify two exits for every room.
Choose a safe spot outside of the house that you will meet in the effect that you have to escape your home. Hold a family fire drill twice a year.
Their are new up to date wireless smoke detectives that are interconnected. When one goes off the others automatically will go off so you will be quickly alerted of danger in any room of your home.
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