Home is your safe place. Making sure that your safe place is really safe is essential to your security and safety. Safety means different things to different people and, whether it is from threats outside or inside your home, all of them can be addressed with a few simple steps. In Georgia and the Southeast US, you can turn to the Johnathan Roberts Insurance Agency to provide home insurance that will protect your home from many perils that threaten it.
Tips for having a safe home
Falls in the home pose a real danger. According to the CDC, one in five falls in the home results in a serious injury like a broken bone or a head injury. One in four people over 65 years of age will have a serious fall every year. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Pretty scary stuff and having clutter in your home greatly increases the risk of falls. Never keep anything on your stairs and make sure that you have good lighting so that you can see what might trip you up.
Change your smoke detector batteries
Every six months you should change the batteries in your smoke detector and you should make sure that you check them monthly to make sure they are working. The warning provided by a smoke detector can save your life. If you have a furnace, a carbon monoxide detector can also save lives.
Secure medication and poison chemicals
Children are inquisitive and they are also very resourceful. Make sure any medication and poisonous chemicals are located in a place where they can not reach them. Kids climb, so having cabinet locks is also a great idea to keep your children and grandchildren safe.
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