You build your home with love and choose every item and installation that goes into it, with care and attention to detail and that adds to the comfort and feeling of ownership. But in addition to these things, what you want is the sense of security and safety for your families as they are the most valuable aspect of your life.
In addition, your home has all your belongings and possessions, some of which may have a very high value, while others may have sentimental value attached to them; and you want to protect these investments as well. Here we talk about the 5 safety items you need to have in your home:
- Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms should always be on the top of the list of safety items required in your home and they are vital for home safety. In most states, these are also now required by law and these regulations have been put in place for a specific reason. Electrical or gas-related fires are something that can happen at any time and it’s important that you get the earliest possible notice that a fire has erupted; this can help you get your family and pets etc. out of danger’s way.
- Carbon dioxide detectors
Carbon dioxide is an odorless gas that is emitted from gas refrigerators, clothes dryers and furnaces and it strikes without warning. The one way to protect yourself and your family from CO2 poisoning is to install detectors to be alerted of its presence, even when you are fast asleep.
- Fire extinguisher
In case a fire erupts on your property, you should never rely on water to extinguish the flames. Electrical and grease fires can’t be put out with water and you need to have a fire extinguisher on every floor in your home. It’s best to place these near the exits on every floor and know how to use them when required.
If your home is multi-storied, having a ladder or ladders might just save your life in the event of a fire. You will find there are a number of roll-out or rope ladders available and you can keep one rolled up in each room within easy reach. If a fire breaks out in the lower stories of your home, you can use the rope ladder to climb out of a window in the upper floors.
4. A first-aid kit
It’s important that every home has a well-stocked basic first-aid kit to use in emergencies. This kit would typically contain sterile gauze dressings, band aids in different shapes and sizes, safety pins, crepe rolled bandages, tweezers, scissors, sterile eye dressings, sterile latex gloves, a thermometer, painkillers, skin cream, alcohol wipes, antiseptic cream, distilled water, antihistamine tablets, and eyewash with eye bath etc. Check this kit regularly, and replace anything that’s been used; check the expiration date on medications and refill them as required.
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