Making your home a safer place can mean dangers outside the home, but it can also be about hazards inside the house. At JSI & Associates in Porter, TX, we believe that one of the best ways to make your home a safer place is to have the right home insurance. With good home insurance, you can withstand a lot of danger and things that can go wrong.
Tips for making your home a safer place
Trip and fall hazard
In the home, falls and trips are a serious danger. It isn’t just toddlers and the elderly who can be injured in the house. The most common cause of trip and fall accidents is uneven floors and wet floors. That probably explains why bathrooms are such a risk. Having no-slip strips in your shower and tub can help and use a non-slip mat for the floor.
Keep hallways and stairs clutter-free, and don’t run extension cords or any cords where they can be tripped over. If they must cross an open space, use electrical coverage tape.
Cleaning your chimney and furnace
Fire is a major danger in the home, and to lower your risk of a home fire, maintain your furnace and chimney with yearly cleaning.
Keep chemicals under lock and key
Don’t leave chemicals where children and pets can reach them. Safety locks on cupboards where you store dangerous chemicals will keep your pets and children safe.
Have good door and window locks
Safety means keeping things out as well as making the interior safe. Have a good deadbolt on exterior doors and keep window locks locked.
Change batteries in smoke detectors
When the time changes in the fall and spring, change the batteries in your smoke detectors. They can’t help if they aren’t operational.
Contact JSI & Associates in Porter, TX for tips on how to make sure your home is as safe as possible.