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Keep Your Family Safe by Dealing with Home Safety Hazards

Keeping your family safe and secure within your home is a top priority for every homeowner. Fortunately, you can address many safety hazards rather easily. Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa explains what you need to know:

Choking

Choking is the country’s fourth-largest cause of accidental death, claiming thousands of lives each year. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to minimize this risk. For children under the age of four, you need to always cut up hard foods because they can block your child’s airways. You also need to cut up hot dogs, grapes, and cherry tomatoes. Be sure to inspect toys for any loose parts or small items that small children can ingest. In addition, make sure to monitor your child and keep dangers out of reach. Investing in a baby monitor might be handy.

Fire

In 2015, there were more than 365,000 fires in US homes causing damage that ranged from mild smoke damage to complete ruin and loss of life. Fortunately, you can do many things to prevent a fire. Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa strongly recommends installing fire alarms in all levels of your home and changing their batteries regularly. Unplug small appliances when not in use and check all your appliances for frayed wires. You also need to monitor your candles and never leave them near loose cloth, children, or pets.

Poisoning

In 2014, people reported over two million poisoning incidents to poison control centers around the country. Several household items present poisoning hazards including home maintenance and cleaning supplies. Diligence and the right know-how will greatly reduce the risk of this hazard. You need to lock up detergent and other household cleaners and keep them out of reach of kids and pets. You also need to keep paint, makeup, soap, and medications out of reach. We suggest using safety latches on all doors and drawers and placing these items high up.

Now that you know what to look for and what precautions to take, your family will be more secure. If you need help with making your home more safe or with general maintenance, then give Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa a call. We are an expert in a wide range of home maintenance and improvement services. We also have over two decades of experience and a satisfaction guarantee for your peace of mind. Give us a call to learn more about creating a safe environment in your home. You can also ask for a free estimate.

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