Home Safe Home
Have you ever thought about how safe your home is? There are many
different aspects of safety to consider, for instance, is it safe from thieves?
Is it safe for your children? Is it free of environmental threats?
Accidents will happen, but prevention really does begin at home. Here are
just a few areas that you should consider when it comes to your home's
Steal some time
A good burglar alarm and monitoring system is a first step to deterring
criminals. Other ways are to install good exterior lighting, and to take time
to eliminate hiding places by trimming back overgrown shrubs around
doors and windows. Join the neighbourhood watch program.
What's loose up above will come down. Check for decaying or broken tree
limbs that could fall on someone, or onto electrical wires. Also look for
loose bricks, troughs or shingles.
Make it fire safe
Ensure all fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in proper working
order. Inspect for other potential fire hazards such as faulty electrical
wiring, overfull dryer lint filters and items stored too close to the furnace
or a heating source. Never leave candles or portable space heaters
Be environmentally friendly
Test to ensure all your paint is lead-free. Get ride of any asbestos. Check
for mold by looking for black or white powdery, or fuzzy growths, and
excessive moisture or condensation. Use vinegar and water, or borax and
water, to clean and disinfect naturally.
The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in the home. Use nonslip
mats inside the bathtub and shower, and grab bars for the elderly and
While making sure your home is environmentally safe, think also about
MCAP's Home Mortgage Protection plan to safeguard it and your family in
case something happens to you. Contact us today for details.
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