Feeling safe in your home is so important. Many different factors contribute to home safety. You can’t anticipate every safety issue but you can do some things to make sure that your home is as safe as possible. At Weber Insurance in Hanover, PA, we have more than 80 years of experience and we use that experience to provide our customers with the honesty and quality of service they deserve.
Tips for making your home a safer place
Safety begins with making sure the environment inside your home is safe. That means making sure your smoke detectors are operating and, depending on the type of heating system, you have carbon dioxide detectors as well. Back-up batteries need to be changed every six months and the units need to be tested to make sure they are operating correctly.
Trips, slips, and falls are some of the biggest dangers in homes. This means keeping walkways within the home safe and clear of items that can cause falls. Never pile or store things on the stairs. Use a slip-proof mat in the tub and shower and be sure to tack down throw rugs. Don’t run electrical or extension cords where they can cause an accident.
Fires are another danger in your home. Have your furnace cleaned every year and if you use your fireplace, have your chimney cleaned as well. Have a home fire extinguisher in the home just in case.
To keep your home safe from dangers outside the home, install a home alarm system, good locks on doors and windows, and use them. Get motion detector lights outside your doors and your garage. A doorbell camera is an easy way to identify who is at your door.
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