Your home should be your sanctuary which means there are certain key elements that should be in place at any given time. Safety, relaxation, and comfort make up the key elements. Basic home safety is the bridge that makes comfort and relaxation possible. This is why creating a safe home is a big part of forming a space that is going to be comfortable and relaxing making it a true sanctuary.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke detectors alert you that something is burning and should be placed in several areas of the home starting in the kitchen and near the bedrooms. Carbon Monoxide detectors can detect gas leaks and should be kept in the same areas as smoke detectors. These two alarms are an invaluable necessity and should be a part of every household safety plan. Just as businesses often require arc flash training to ensure that their electrical systems are safe and performing properly, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be checked monthly to ensure that they are working as they should be.
Fire extinguishers are another safety tool that should be a part of every household. One should be kept in the kitchen in addition to any other area where there might be a need. Having one accessible and nearby could mean the difference between putting out a small kitchen fire or letting your house almost burn down.
Every family should have an escape plan in case of some type of household catastrophe like a fire. The escape plan should consist of two different exit routes and mock evacuations should be practiced both day and night to ensure that all family members are familiar with how to get out of the house quickly and without incident any time of the day.
Creating a comfortable and relaxing environment are all byproducts of creating a safe one. Safe homes are like personal castles and there are things that all castles need in order to be safe. Those things include basic pieces of safety equipment that are there to serve and protect you and your family. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monitor your environment, just as fire extinguishers provide you with the ability to stop a fire should one occur. Escape plans help keep every family member proactive and informed about how to get to safety quickly should the need ever arise. These basic safety tools are truly necessities that can create peace of mind and comfort in any family’s castle.