Ensuring the home is a safe place for you and your family is vital to safeguard your family. When dangerous circumstances arise, having the right tools can help you protect you and your family, as well as many instances, preventing severe damage from occurring in your home. With this in mind, we at JMark Inspections would like to point out the essential home safety elements you want in your home.
Home Security Systems
Targeted homes are selected by burglars, usually for what seems easy. A sign from a home security company alone can frequently be a deterrent. Naturally, you are better protected if you have an actual alarm system that goes off the moment a burglar tries testing your home security of course. Along with apps that let you view your home remotely, there are home security systems that come with 24-hour monitoring services.
You and your family are at risk if you do not have properly functioning smoke alarms. In every bedroom, in the attic, and basement, as well as one from every floor of the home should have a smoke detector installed. To make sure they are still working, inspect all the smoke alarms in your home once a month. Even in hard-wired models need be checked in all the smoke alarms in your home once a month. Keep in mind that the hard-wired models you may need to replace the batteries.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Especially if you have gas-powered appliances, carbon monoxide detectors are equally important as smoke detectors. Unless these alarms detect it, there is no way to know if this deadly gas is in the home.
First Aid Kits
No matter how hard you try to prevent them, accidents can occur. For those situations, your home needs a well-stocked first aid kit. In case of emergencies, be sure to buy quality kit that has everything you need.
Fire Safety Equipment
Ensure you and your family are prepared to put small fires out promptly. Including a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket, have a well-stocked with a fire safety pack containing. Also, know how to properly use the fire equipment.
Having to look up emergency numbers during stressful circumstances is never ideal. One of the home safety essentials that many people forget about is having an emergency list. Poison control urgent care, vets, babysitters, friends, family members, and doctors phone numbers should be included.
Emergency Preparedness Kit
Make certain to include cash, nonperishable food, water, batteries, a can opener, flashlights, medications, and a battery-powered radio.
Emergency Escape & Evacuation Plan
Make a plan for the family to escape the home in emergencies. Having an escape plan in place is something every family needs. When they hear a fire alarm go off, teach children what to do. It is also ideal to install fire ladder in the upstairs bedrooms so that no one needs to fight fire and smoke as they make their way downstairs.
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To help maintain a safer home, be sure to schedule a home maintenance inspection every year. JMark Inspections can detect potentially hazardous issues and help you prioritize the home maintenance and improvement projects to ensure a safer home. Contact us today!