We all want a safe home for our families. Home is supposed to be the safest place where all your troubles go away. With that being said, it is important that you take steps to ensure your home is safe. Using these ideas for creating a safe home, you will be able to create the best home you can have.
What to Have in Your Home For Safety
Most people know that there are things that should be in every home to keep it a safe place, but sometimes we don’t know what those things are or what we are missing. This list will help you know the most important things to have in your home to ensure a safe and secure home.
Fires in the home are a real threat. Whether it is caused by a kitchen fire or a fireplace or even an electrical outlet, it is extremely important to have a fire extinguisher in the house that is charged and not empty, not expired and also that is easy to get to. While calling the fire department for large fires is the best thing to do, these little fires can be handled with ease and can prevent a much larger fire just by having a fire extinguisher.
Smoke Detectors and CO2 Detectors
Smoke detectors are extremely important to have a safe home. While most of the time you don’t even know they are there except when it chirps to tell you the battery is low or when you burn something in the kitchen, smoke detectors can save your life if a fire starts, especially while you are asleep. Most people know they need the smoke detector but do not always follow through with having one.
CO2 detectors monitor the house for carbon dioxide, which is often called the silent killer because it is odourless and colourless and there are no signs that it is in your house until you have gotten sick. CO2 can come into the home many ways, including coming up from the ground itself.
First Aid Kit
The first aid kit doesn’t have to be packed with everything the pharmacy has, but it should have the basics. It should have
- Bandages of different sizes
- Antibacterial ointment
- Alcohol swaps or wipes
- Burn cream
- Over the counter pain medication and fever reducer
- Digital thermometer
- Injury wraps, in case of sprained ankles and such
List of Emergency Contacts
A list of emergency contacts is important to have on hand. This list should include doctors, emergency services like police and ambulances. It should have poison control as well as family members that you might need to contact during an emergency.