​The Importance of Home Safety

Home security is an aspect of our lives that is important to all of us whether its a room in a group home, an apartment or a house. The world we live in leaves us vulnerable to all kinds of dangers, some of which may be prevented if we know how and where to look. Our homes are our most valuable possessions, so it makes sense for us to do our best to protect it. Some areas to focus on are the following:

Electrical Cords and Outlets

  • Check for frayed wires
  • Baby-proof
  • Check for a faulty electrical system
  • Don’t overload the system

Home Heating

  • Examine the outside vents
  • Hire a chimney sweep
  • Inspect water heaters annually

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors generously
  • Test alarms monthly
  • Replace batteries annually
  • Post the fire department’s carbon-monoxide-reporting emergency number

Fire Extinguishers

  • Place extinguishers strategically
  • Consider installing a sprinkler system

Escape Plans

  • Create an escape plan with two exit routes in case of fire
  • Choose a meeting place
  • For two-story houses, buy a rescue ladder

Burglarproofing

  • Install a sturdy deadbolt lock on every door to the outside
  • In any room with window bars, make sure at least one has a quick-release mechanism
  • Install motion-sensing floodlights in the backyard
  • Keep your house looking lived-in when you’re away
  • Advertise prominently any home security system you have installed
  • Put your street number, not your name, on your mailbox
  • Give a spare key to a trusted neighbour or nearby friend

 For more detailed information click on the link provided on Home Safety

Jennie Ordonez-Weir

"Ensuring the safety and Integrity of your home is a priority"

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CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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