One of the most stressful things about going on vacation is leaving your house vulnerable by having it unoccupied while you are gone. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do that will help you keep your home safe while you are away. The best thing that you can do is to have someone that you trust housesit for you, but this isn’t always an option for most people. These are some other ideas that you can use to secure your home. It can be an excellent idea to have a professionally installed security system in your home, particularly one [...]
The kitchen is not only a place where you cook up great food; it’s the heart of your home. This is where you make memories. The idyllic scene of a mom teaching her children how to bake cookies for the holidays or a family member teaching a secret family recipe to other people in the family. These are all amazing memories that can happen in a kitchen. Unfortunately, the kitchen is also full of hazards. When you have children at home, it is so important that you take every precaution that you need to as far as keeping your children safe [...]
Children are amazing blessings that bring so much joy to your lives. Unfortunately, they also come with a lot of worries. One of the top reasons for fatalities in children is accidents, most of which could have been entirely prevented through childproofing your home. This will take a look at the various rooms in the house and what you can do within these rooms to childproof. Bathroom Get toilet locks. Place chemicals out of reach of kids, or lock the cabinet that they are in. Make sure sharp items like razors are out of reach. Use items like anti-scalding devices, which [...]
It’s always a good idea to be prepared because you can never know when something will go wrong. Fire alarm and smoke detectors are there to save your life, so you need to know what to do should something happen. These fire alarm safety tips can make all of the difference in the world when protecting your home. By following this advice, you will be better able to protect your family in case there is a fire in the home. One thing that you should be sure to do regularly is a fire drill. You want to be sure that everyone [...]
An evacuation plan is just as important for a business as it is for a home. Anywhere there are people, there must be an emergency evacuation plan. If you do not have one in place, you need to get one immediately. This will save lives. Never underestimate the importance of an evacuation plan. Here you will learn all about why an emergency evacuation plan is so important and tips for creating one. As far as businesses go, the law requires you to have a clear emergency evacuation plan for your business. OSHA states that businesses that have more than 11 employees [...]
In the United States, reports have shown that over 800 floods a year were caused by water pipe breaks that have resulted in excessive damage, leading to repairs that amount to over $15,000 for most occupants.
Everybody likes to be independent and seniors are no exception- in spite of advancing age, poor health and safety hazards, they prefer to live alone. While it’s nice that they can take care of themselves, with every passing year, it becomes more difficult.
Protecting your home is important for many different reasons. Not only are your possessions inside, chances are your family is too. From burglary to fires to carbon monoxide poisoning, the threats against your home are limitless.