Ask The Charlotte Home Inspector

Your Charlotte Home Inspection Questions Answered!

Ask The Charlotte Home Inspector header image 2

Safety in our Home for our Kids

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Everything, in this time, seems to be dangerous especially for our kids who are so vulnerable. We always find our homes to be the perfect getaways where we can keep our children away from any dangers that could happen. It is one place where we can reassure our self that our children are in good hands. Home safety should be the top priority.

 

It is not stressful to be safe inside our home for it is not actually an issue. Some simple steps should be followed to make sure that everyone is safe inside our little home. Simply increasing the awareness and diligent observation is sometimes all we need.

 

If we really think about it, our homes can be a little too dangerous. There would always come a time that at one point we would slip or fall in the bathroom, or the cabinet could have dangerous chemicals, plus the fact that we have kitchen knives and some pointed tools that can cause major injuries in one member of our family.

 

One most crucial situation that we could meet is falling, this is especially true if we have stairs in the home, or even when we just step on a chair. This is also based on some research. Some grab bars could be installed beside tubs to prevent falls and could assist older people who are going to use the tub.

 

You might also want to use non-slip stickers if you are into staying in the bathroom for a long period of time. There are specially designed tools for those who have little children in the house that would not allow them in the bathroom easily. This will prevent your kids from drowning and could keep their toys from lying around that can cause accidents. To avoid scalding, try lowering the temperature on the water heater.

 

It is also important that we have smoke and fire alarms installed in our home. They are cheap and easy to install. You can have an entire security system that can monitor any smoke and fire, that is if you want to have a depth protection of your home.

 

If you have toddlers in the house, it is not advisable to put any chemicals under the sink, or make sure that it is locked all the time. Chemicals and cleaners should be put in the overhead cabinets if possible, that will be out of your children’s reach.

 

It is always better to prevent than cure. It is always good to be aware that accidents can happen anytime and anywhere and that is why it is always good to have safety precautions installed in our home.

Be Sociable, Share!
Share

Tags: Unusual Findings

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment