Your home might be your castle, but is it as secure as a fortress? These three tips will help keep everyone in your home safe and healthy, no matter what life throws their way.
- Develop an Emergency Plan
This is one of the best things you can do to ensure that everyone in your house stays safe if an emergency does occur. After all, no matter how careful you are, accidents happen. Energy.gov is loaded with resources to help you develop an emergency preparedness plan and disaster kit suited to your family’s needs.
- Know What You Are Drinking
AS more people realize the environmental implications of single-use plastic bottles, they are turning to their taps for a cheaper and more eco-friendly source of drinking water. For most households using a public water supply, that is a great option. The water is regularly tested, and those results are publicly available. However, if your home uses well water, you could be exposing your family to contaminants like heavy metals, minerals and microorganisms.
Instead of guessing about your water quality — and possibly risking your family’s safety — have it tested. You can do it yourself with an at-home kit or have a professional take care of it for you. If anything of concern is found, look into installing a water filtration system Tampa.
- Install Security Features
Adding security features to a home can drastically reduce your likelihood of experiencing a breaking or other potentially dangerous situation. While you may not ready to have a connected alarm in, you can do smaller things in and around the house to exponentially up its safety factor. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Add bright lighting by entries
- Install secure locks and deadboltson all exterior doors
- Use a doorbell camera to see what’s going on outside
- Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Using simple safety features, having the water checked for dangerous contaminants and developing an emergency plan are just a few of the steps you should take to keep your family safe and healthy at home.