Denver Real Estate News: Keeping Your Home Safe

We all believe that our home is the safest place for ourselves and our family members. Additional measures can and should be taken to make sure our homes are as danger-free as possible.

Read below for ways to avoid accidents and injuries while inside your home: Deck

  • Every home should have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and they should be checked regularly to ensure they are still working correctly. Creating and practicing a fire escape plan for your family can help to avoid devastating losses.
  • Always keep critical areas of your home well lit, especially at night. Install night-lights in stairways and hallways, and flood lights outdoors.
  • Do a daily home walk through to check out places that are prone to trips and falls, like loose rugs and wires, slippery floors or surfaces, or any clutter on the floor.
  • Make every electrical outlet safe by child proofing and safety plugging them.
  • Keep sharp objects and poisonous chemicals out of the reach of children or pets.
  • Always ensure safe kitchen practices. Do not leave your stove or microwave unattended and always use pot holders or oven mitts. Doing this can help you avoid accidents like burns or scalds.
  • Avoid telling people about your daily schedule, routines, and when you’ll be out of town. This information can help a burglar plan his or her break-in to your home.
  • Never invite a stranger into your home. If you have children, tell them not to talk to strangers and entertain queries.
  • Ensure locks on doors and windows are tamper-proof, and make sure they are locked every time you leave your home and go to bed for the night.

Creating a safe home helps to create the best life possible for you and your family. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Accidents are sometimes unavoidable but keeping your home, self and family as safe as possible will help to keep any damage to a minimum.

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