The holiday season invites tons of fun around the house, but they also bring some increased safety issues. This holiday season, minimize the safety risks in your home with these holiday home safety tips:
Make sure your smoke and CO2 detectors are in good working order. Make sure you have them on every level of your home, and definitely near sleeping areas.
If you have a fireplace make sure it’s properly maintained. Both wood-burning and gas fireplaces need proper care to ensure safety.
Be responsible with ladders – inside and out. Decorations often call for a climb, whether it’s to hang exterior lights or decorate the tree. Never climb ladders when you’re alone and make sure they’re stable before you take that first step up.
If you use candles make sure they’re placed a safe distance from anything that could catch fire and never leave them unattended when lit. Also, make sure that they’re in sturdy holders with no risk of falling over.
Surely we’re all familiar with what can happen if you don’t have flooring that can withstand water. No matter how fast you can wipe it up, the liquid will quickly seep down into the floor, leading to staining, warping, mold and even damaging the ceilings below in extreme circumstances. If you’re looking at installing new flooring, consider the options available to you in both traditional and newly developed surfaces! You may end up waterproofing your whole house!