The safety of our homes, family, and valuables continues to be a top priority for most people. Having a good security system goes a long way in ensuring the safety of your home. There are some basic steps you can take to further improve the safety of your home and keep what matters most to you protected.
Whether you are home or not it is always good to have a light on in the house. A couple of easy ways to do this is by installing motion sensor lights around the house or you could install lights that can be controlled from your smartphone. Keeping your house well lit can discourage burglars or other unwanted visitors.
Know about Shut-off Valves
Having a knowledge of the inner working of your home, such as the location of water shut-off valves, can help you prevent potential water damage. Each toilet, sink, and water-line in your house will have a water-line shut-off valve. Should anything happen and one of these pipes burst it is important to know how to turn off the water to prevent further damage. Water leaks can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time when not addressed.
Storage of Toxins
Children may not understand the danger of harmful toxins in the home so it is important to keep them out of reach. Detergent-pods and cleaning products should be kept well out of reach of small children. The bright packaging used on these products can draw children’s attention and lead to potential harm.
Watch the Stairs
Many injuries that occur at home can easily be prevented. If you live in a home with multiple floors it is important that everyone knows basic stair safety. Running and playing on the stairs has the potential to cause injury. If there are infants in the house it is important to use baby gates to prevent curious babies from getting into dangerous situations. Also, check your stair railing that it is secure and can be used to help with using the stairs.
Though basic, these tips are essential to keeping those in your home safe and secure. To view the original content visit AMP Smart’s article on habits for a safer home.