Safety staples–invest in your peace of mind
Your home is your sanctuary. It’s the place where you and your family relax and enjoy life and feel safe. But safety doesn’t just happen. You need to put forth a little effort and a modest investment so you can sleep soundly at night. Here are a few things to consider—low cost items that really pay back in peace of mind.
Fire extinguishers: you should have one in the kitchen and near the fireplace. For multi-story homes have an upstairs and downstairs extinguisher. Check them on a schedule to make sure they are still in good condition.
Peephole/door viewer: you need one in the front door (or any outside entry door not made of glass). After your peephole is installed teach family members, especially children, to look to see who is outside before opening the door—EVERY time.
First aid kit: you must have the supplies on hand for the minor accidents that always happen. Check the expiration dates on medications and ointments. Be sure to include small scissors and tweezers.
Flashlights and batteries: you cannot afford to forget this traditional emergency staple. In addition to being a lifesaver in a power failure a good flashlight helps with home repair jobs and other unexpected times when some illumination is needed.
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