Best home safety measures you need.
The 5 safety measures you must have for your home improving your home security as well as help to protect your home against in various threats.
1 Fire Extinguishers
The fire extinguisher is one of the best safety equipment in the home. Fires can happen anytime in almost any room, so it’s good to have at least two fire extinguishers in your home one in the kitchen, one on the second floor. Always have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. It’s good to have one on any additional floors in your home, too. You want to keep them in slightly different locations in case you can’t get to one when a fire breaks out then your house should have one in your bedroom, one near any other fireplaces, and one in your vehicle. You definitely have one near any fireplaces. Ensure each family member knows how to use them. Check periodically and replace when expired.
2 Smoke detector
You should have a smoke detector on every floor in your home, and one outside any sleeping areas. Make sure to change the batteries regularly. Some places recommended that you replace your smoke detectors after ten years and that you have them tested monthly to make sure they’re working properly.
3 First aid kit
You should have a first aid kit on your hand. A good first aid kit makes you calmer and safer. If you have a baby or children with you, it’s a good idea to make sure you have anything they may need along with medications that are safe for children. You can buy a first aid kit from a shop or make your own kit. Most kits don’t come with enough medicines, so you’ll need to stock more of those medicines, and pick carefully that the kit you are getting is practical for you. You have to make sure you have the following items on the kit and check everything periodically and replace what has expired:
- Thermometer (We suggest digital)
- Cough medicine
- Skin rash cream like hydrocortisone
- Painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen
- Itch cream or spray
- Allergy medicine
- Eyewash or drops
- First aid manual
- Antibiotic ointment
- Saline drops
- Cotton balls and swabs
- Latex gloves
- Ace bandage
- Safety pins
- Needle (for splinters)
4 Emergency phone numbers
Information is always a part of safety. Don’t just put your outside emergency contacts on it, also include your own personal information and health insurance information in case you can’t or aren’t there to provide it. This list should be clearly posted for anyone in your home and should include cell phone numbers of family members, neighbors’ numbers, and emergency centers, doctors’/pediatricians’ numbers, and poison control.
5 An Evacuation plan
If you need to leave the house in a hurry due to fire or any other natural disasters, you should have an evacuation or emergency plan that is reviewed with and understood by all family members. Having a plan for different disasters helps you and your family stay calm and take action. Put it in writing and make sure you have:
- Escape route for each family member
- Emergency phone numbers
- Family information
- Know where your safety items are.
- Fire extinguishers, escape bags, and other items may be in certain locations in your home. It’s good to know where they are, what’s included, and how to use them if needed.
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