When was the last time you conducted a thorough inspection of your home to make sure it is safe for you and, more importantly, your children? Most homeowners know that the home should be the safest place for the family. Yet a lot of accidents that result in hospitalization occur at home. How can you ensure that your home is hazard-free? Try these tips.
Opt for janitorial services
Hiring a janitorial service company in Provo will not only make your home look new but will keep it safe as well. You could save a significant amount of your time searching for cleaning products around your town. Not only do these professionals have the know-how to ensure they do the job right, but they likewise have the necessary products and equipment for either indoor or outdoor cleaning projects.
Test your home for Radon
One in every three homes in Utah is exposed to Radon — a lethal gas that causes lung cancer. That’s an alarming fact. What’s even more disturbing is that the gas is odorless and colorless, meaning you might have exposed your family to this gas all year round without knowing it. Have a Radon testing specialist check if your home is safe.
Be wary of fire hazards
Each year, many homes risk destruction as a result of fires owners could easily have prevented. Where do you store your matches and candles? Your kids could easily strike a match and accidentally burn the entire house. Keep them safely stored. Cover any exposed electric wires. Invest in a fire extinguisher, too.
Keep sharp objects stored away
Cuts cause many accidents at home. Be careful where you store your kitchen utensils such as graters and knives. Hang photo frames that have sharp edges high up on the wall where children cannot easily reach them.
Keep the floor dry
Avoid slips by wiping any spills on the floor and staircases. A fall could easily cause a sprain, a broken limb, or something worse. You could also invest in high-quality rugs to avoid slips.
Knowing your home is safe for your family can do a lot in easing your mind. A good place to start is by inspecting all potential hazards and eliminating them early.