10 Top Home Safety Tips

* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside every sleeping area. Test them monthly. If your smoke alarms are ten years old or more, replace them. If you build or remodel your home, install fire sprinklers.
* Develop a fire escape plan for your family. Point out two exits from each room, pick a meeting spot outside and hold fire drill at least twice a year.
* Always stay in the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove.
* Keep all stairways, paths and walkways well lit. use railings.
* Install grab bars in bath or shower stalls and use a non-slip mat or adhesive safety strips inside bathtubs and showers.
* Post all emergency numbers next to every phone in your home.
* Install child locks on all cabinets used to store dangerous items such as poisons, matches and lighters, install carbon monoxide alarms.
* Keep your water heater setting at 120F or less.
* Install four sided pool fencing with self locking and self closing gates. Fencing should completely isolate the pool from the home and be at least five feet high.
* Constantly supervise children in or near bodies of water such as pools, ponds, bathtubs,toilets and buckets.

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