Home Safety Month Tips

June 01, 2016

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This month we are reminded of the importance of home safety, not only for our homes but for our families too. There are several safety hazards in a home that are important to be aware of.

Below are a few suggestions on how to improve your home’s safety:

  • Install child locks on all cabinets.

  • Prepare your home for hurricanes and storms.

  • Gather supplies

  • Check your sump pump

  • Secure your outdoor air conditioning unit

  • Turn off your air conditioning system and the thermostat as well as the circuit breaker, in

  • case of a power surge

  • Cover up the air conditioner once turned off

  • Move loose objects indoors

  • Make sure your home has working smoke alarms.

  • Cover outlets with safety plugs.

  • Keep electrical appliances wrapped and away from water.

  • Use non-slip strips or floor mats to prevent falls.

  • Always keep the bathroom as clean and dry as possible to prevent falls and moisture issues.

  • Never block or pile things on a heater or near heat-exuding appliances.

  • Have every combustion appliance checked annually by a professional to ensure they are not releasing carbon monoxide indoors. As a backup install carbon monoxide alarms in your home.

  • Clean out the lint screen between dryer loads. Failure to do this can cause a fire hazard. Lint from dryers is a leading cause of fires in homes.

  • Make sure your family has an evacuation plan in place in the case of an emergency.

Following the home safety tips above can make your home a safer place to live for you and your family. For more home tips check out our additional blogs and resource library articles.



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Last Updated: June 09, 2023