Is Your Home Really Safe?

Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home. Security measures like locks on doors, windows and gates are good start. However, not all safety involves security. There are some measures you can take to improve the overall safety in your home. Here is a breakdown of what you need to look at in each room:

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For The Kitchen

Keep the flammable objects away from the stove. That may seem like a no-brainer but sometimes it’s easy to forget with paper towels, plastics, curtains and other items that could quickly catch fire. It might not just be the flames causing trouble but exploding grease.

If you have children in the house, then you need to take special care that all your cleaning solutions and detergents are out of reach. Out of reach also means standing on a chair. Kids can be very inventive.

You should leave space around your appliances for proper ventilation. And make sure electric cords aren’t draped across other appliances or the stove.

For The Bathroom

This is the place where curling irons, hairdryers and other electric gadgets are often use. You don’t want to overload an outlet with these devices. You also want to keep them far away from water. It’s always a good idea to unplug them after every use.

The goal is to keep your bathroom as clean and dry as possible. It would help to have nonslip strips on bathroom mats and in your tub. You should never get out of the shower onto a floor without a rug.

For The Bedroom

Although you may think you’re in control, sleep can often overwhelm you. That is why you should never smoke in bed. You should keep a flashlight and cell phone within arm’s reach of where you sleep.

For The Stairs

If your stairs aren’t carpeted, then you might consider installing a runner down the stairs. These should be professionally set up so that there aren’t any gaps or slippage. Your railings should be occasionally inspected to make sure they are sturdy. The least bit of wobble can give way. Older homes have railings with wider spaces between them. This is where kids tend to get stuck. A good rule of thumb to follow is railings shouldn’t be more than 4 inches apart. Motion sensor lights along the stairs are also a good addition.

For The Entire House

The worst-case scenario would be a fire starting in your home. If that were to happen, then you need to act fast with regard to getting out. That means any exit like a window or door shouldn’t be blocked by clutter.

Clutter can also be a problem in your basement and garage especially in the dark. If the power goes out, then you don’t want to be tripping into things. A good way to get rid of clutter is setting up a junk removal session with Junk King Birmingham. These are the junk removal professionals that do all the lifting and loading for you. The two-man crew assigned to your junk removal session will happily get rid of any piece of clutter regardless of weight or size. Keeping your home safe is all about keeping the clutter out. One call to Junk King Birmingham get that done.