Your home should be a place of safety and security. It should provide a place of comfort, where you can relax, and where you and your family can be shielded from the outside world.
But when we’re in our homes, we are often less careful than we are when we’re outside. We might take more risks or be less vigilant about safety because we’re comfortable, leading to costly and sometimes deadly accidents. The experts at Southern Risk Associates want to keep Foley, AL safe at home, so we’ve put together this list of safety tips for you and your family.
How To Avoid Common Home Accidents
Falls are responsible for more than half of fatal home accidents
Prevent falls by making sure the floor is well-maintained and free of clutter. Keep them dry. Use a sturdy step stool to reach high shelves or appliances. Install grab bars and non-slip mats in the bathroom and tub, especially for people with mobility issues.
Avoid fires by making sure electrical appliances are properly grounded
Make sure you have a working smoke alarm in every room of your home. Install a carbon monoxide detector and ensure you know how to use it. Do not leave open flames unattended. Also, do not leave cooking food alone. Keep fire extinguishers accessible and test them regularly.
Young children are most likely poisoned by cleaning products and other toxic household chemicals
Keep cleaning products out of reach and keep them locked up. Do not store them in the same place as food or medications. Batteries need to be stored out of space as well.
Choking is the 4th leading cause of accidental death in America
Children need to be instructed to chew their food thoroughly before swallowing. Toys should be regularly checked for loose parts.
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Accidents can happen anytime. Protect your family with a home insurance policy from Southern Risk Associates of Foley, AL.