17 May 2011
In today’s blog I thought I would chat about what you can do at your Casula real estate to help keep it safe and free from household hazards.
If you have young children or elderly residents in your home, then you may need to pay particular attention to certain things in your home to make sure they don’t lead to major accidents. Sometimes something as small as a puddle of water, or a loose cord lying around, can cause lots of trouble.
So here are some things that you should keep an eye on:
Make sure your smoke alarm is kept in working order, by carrying out regular tests on it and changing its batteries at least once a year.
If you use deadlocks, make sure you keep keys either in them on the inside of the door or nearby. In case there is an emergency at your home and you need to get out quickly, you don’t want to be worrying about trying to find keys.
Make sure that you tidy up any loose cords lying over the floors in your home, as these are a trip hazard.
If you have small children then make sure there aren’t any loose cords within their reach as they can be a potential choking hazard.
Give careful thought about the placement of rugs in your home. In general, it’s not a good idea to place rugs at the top of stairs for instance, as they may slip and cause people to trip over.
If you plan on using heaters this winter, make sure that they are safe and in working order and don’t place them near things like magazines or newspapers as this is fire hazard.
Check outside for hazards too, are there loose steps or slippery surfaces? If so, then it’s a good idea to get these fixed so that you don’t have guests tripping over things to get to your house.
These are just a few potential hazards that you may find at your home. Have you got any more tips to help keep your Casula real estate hazard-free?