A home should be a comfortable, safe haven for your family and friends. It’s important that homeowners are prepared for unexpected situations. Be ready for any emergency with these essential safety items for your home.

Assess Your Home for Essential Safety Items

One of the most important steps in maintaining a safe and secure home is to assess your living spaces to maximize safety. Do a quick inventory of your household and make sure you have necessary essentials on hand.

Smoke Detectors

If your home does not have smoke detectors or they are not working properly, your family’s safety is compromised. Install smoke detectors inside every bedroom and in the hallway outside the bedrooms. You should have at least one device on every level of your home. Test the detectors monthly and set a reminder to change the batteries twice every year.

Well-Stocked First Aid Kits

Store safety essentials in a central place that’s easy to access, especially the first aid kit. Stock your kit with items for many different types of injuries and emergencies in the home. Assemble a kit to keep in the car as well.

Essential Safety Items: Fire Extinguishers

Quickly putting out a fire in the home makes a difference in the amount of property damage that occurs. Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher. Learn how to use it and keep it working properly.

Buy or Build a Disaster Kit

Natural disasters are something every family should be prepared for. Purchase some essentials and create a kit for emergency situations where you may be without power or electricity. Disaster kits should contain food, water, medications, and other basic supplies to sustain you and your family for a short period of time.

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