Safety in your home, room by room

Kitchen Safety

  • Search tag UL (Underwriter Laboratories) when buying appliances.
  • Make sure your kitchen area and sink are well-lit.
  • Dry your hands well before using appliances.
  • Replace damaged appliances and extensions that require it.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher near the kitchen.
  • Install devices to prevent burns from hot water in the kitchen sink, tub and shower. Several market cutting water when it exceeds a certain temperature.

Security services

  • Learns are located where water and gas valves as close them if necessary.
  • Brand water lines and gas.
  • Learn how to light the pilot gas appliances.
  • Contact the gas companies if you detect a leak.
  • Learn where is located the main switch your electric service as off.
  • Familiarize yourself with the fuse rating of electrical circuits.
  • Check your fuses or switches are properly labeled.
  • Always determines that a fuse has blown or circuit breaker is activated and correct the problem before changing it.
  • Ten Extra fuses and off the main light switch before changing any.
  • Make sure your washer and dryer provided with an earth.
  • Keep items or objects like clothes in closets away from hot spots to avoid fire.

Security in the living room, family room and bedrooms

  • Keep the area’s most well-lit busy.
  • Install night lights in bedrooms for guests and children.
  • Your home must have enough outlets to avoid multiple connections.
  • Inspect the smoke detectors regularly.
  • Make sure the stairs are well lit with dampers in the bottom and top.

Bathroom safety

  • Remove any device near the area of ​​the sink or tub. If you have a hair dryer, electric shaver or any other appliance, unplug them before bathing a child as a precaution.
  • Although the devices are turned off even consume energy. Therefore, if an appliance falls into water, unplug it. Never try to out of the water when it is still connected.
  • When filling the tub to bathe your child, open the cold water tap first, then hot water. Once the water reaches the desired level, turn off the hot water first and then cold water.
  • Before placing the child in the tub tap water. If you think it’s a bit warm, maybe this too hot for him.
  • Do not put your child in the bathtub when running water, and never leave him alone even for a minute.
  • You can install sensors and anti-scald pressure to maintain the same water temperature, even when changing the water pressure.

Safety in the workshop and garage

  • Make sure your workshop count with good lighting and ventilation.
  • Keep tools out of reach of children.
  • Extension cords must have the capacity to withstand the voltage of the tool or device you want to use.
  • The tools must be disconnected when they are not being used.
  • Use goggles to protect your eyes when you’re working.
  • Inspect the garage door regularly to ensure it is working safely.
  • Keep your water heater to less than 120 degrees. If you cannot adjust the temperature, ask a plumber or contractor to do so, or call him to ask your landlord to do so.