Home Safety Guide
(Life Saving Tips)

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Read the Home Safety Guide (Life Saving Tips) to help you protect your home. Learn how to keep you and your loved ones safe in the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and stop intruders.

Home Safety Guide

Home Safety Guide (Life Saving Tips)

Your family's safety is a priority, so it's essential to be sure that ever room is equipped to keep them out of harms way. Let's take a tour of each room of your home and review some life-saving tips to avoid any unnecessary trips to the emergency room - or other dangerous situations.

The Kitchen

    Keep the handles of hot pots and pans pushed away from the edge of the counter.
    Put harmful cleaning products tucked into a safe place and away from the reach of your children and pets.
    Make sure electrical appliances are kept away from wet counters and the sink.
    Put sharp objects, like knives and peelers, in a drawer. Never leave them unattended on the counter.

The Bedrooms

    Place flashlight, phone, and a weapon near your bed in the event of a weather emergency or and intruder

    Pull flammable objects away from heaters to avoid a fire.

    Install smoke detectors in your home so you'll be woken up by an alert in the case of a fire.
    Keep a fire extinguisher nearby to clear a room of any flames if a fire starts

    Practice an emergency routine with your family and designate escape exits.

The Bathrooms

    Use non-slip floor mats and shower strips to prevent falls and injuries to your family and visitors.
    Stash away hair dryers and other electronics and wipe up any excess water before using them.


    Test the locks on your doors and make sure they are working properly.

    Consider a home security system to warn you when a window or door is opened or broken into.
    Adopt a watch dog that will alert you of a stranger.

    Keep your valuable out of sight and close your blinds when you leave home and during the evening.

    Check your windows or peephole when the doorbell rings.

Home Safety Guide infographic courtesy of Faulkner Nissan.

More Home Safety Tips

It's important to us all that our home be considered safe. Accidents happen all the time within the home, though. Listed below are several tips to follow to ensure safety in each room in your home:

In the Kitchen

In the Bedroom

In the Bathroom

In Your Yard

In Your Garage

Your home is a place to live and relax in, so you should feel safe there at all times. To ensure that you achieve the highest degree of safety within your home, follow these steps and do what you think is right for your home. All homes and families are different, so there will be different ways of keeping each other safe. There are companies that you can hire to come in and evaluate your home to make sure you don't have any holes in your safety armor.

Home Safety Guide (Life Saving Tips) - The Bottom Line

We hope this article on Home Safety Guide (Life Saving Tips) has been informative. Now that you have reviewed the home safety guide, take a walk through your home to ensure that you're following these basic guidelines. That way, you'll feel prepared if a crisis arises.

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