Prioritizing Home Safety To-Do’sBy Home Security Source 6/15/2010 | 11:20:00 amPosted in: DIY Safety, Family, Home
Looking around your home it is inevitable that you see a long list of to-do’s – clean out the gutters, re-stock the first aid kit, fix the garbage disposal, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, if the problem doesn’t affect everyday life that sense of urgency can quickly fade and home repairs and safety to-do’s can be ignored until an accident happens.
When you finally have time, the big question becomes what project to tackle first? Should you repaint the bathroom or make sure all windows have proper safety locks? Should you get the temperamental garage door opener fixed or finally set up the surround sound?
If you are unsure of where to begin, start with the items that are going to make your home safer.
While window locks and a broken garage door opener don’t always seem urgent, they are. More than 4,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year due to window fall-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Council. And faulty garage doors provide easy access for burglars, who in 2008 committed over 2.2 million burglaries. Other things to move to the top of your list are broken door locks, creating and practicing your fire escape plan and testing or installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Make home safety a priority to ensure that your home and family are prepared for anything and everything. For an added layer of security consider adding a monitored home security system to your safety to-do list.
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