To keep your family safe, your home should be well-stocked with items that support health and well-being. Let’s look at a few items that are home safety essentials.
First Aid Kit
It’s important to have a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand. For minor cuts, scrapes, and other injuries, a first aid kit contains basic materials to deal with the wound. In the event of an accident or emergency, you’ll have what you need to keep a family member safe until help arrives.
Smoke Detectors are Home Safety Essentials
Smoke detectors save lives. Every year thousands of house fires occur in the United States. A smoke alarm provides an early warning so you and your family can escape a fire. Make sure you have smoke detectors installed on every level of your home and in every bedroom. Test the devices each month and replace the batteries at least twice a year.
In case of fire, a fire extinguisher is helpful for putting out the blaze or giving you more time to escape the house. Install a fire extinguisher in an easy-to-reach area in your kitchen. It’s also smart to have extinguishing devices on each floor of your home. Keep one in the laundry room in case of a dryer fire and another in the garage.
Home Safety Essentials: Disaster Kit
When a natural disaster happens or something as simple as a power outage occurs, be prepared with a disaster or emergency kit. These kits contain supplies for your family to survive for several days.
Your disaster kit should contain enough water for each person to have a gallon a day. You’ll also want to include essential medications, food, sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, batteries, flashlights, and pet supplies.
Night lights improve safety in the home. Install a night light in hallways and in bathrooms so family members and guests can find their way around safely in the dark. A little bit of extra lighting is especially useful for helping young children and elderly family members feel more secure.
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