Don't PANIC! | Preventing Accidents at Home
We are often told that staying proactive is the best approach in life. It keeps you one step ahead of the game and is the key to success. But when it comes to preparing home accidents, it could drive you crazy to think of all the catastrophic scenarios and how to best prepare yourself for each.
The truth of the matter is, we can’t always be one step ahead of the future. Just take COVID-19 for example, coming into 2020, no one could have imagined how this pandemic would have affected the world! However, there are some suggestions that you could implement that can make your household just a little bit safer than before.
Preventing Accidents At Home
- Make an emergency plan.
- Changing smoke detector batteries as soon as they die.
- Have your wiring installation checked at least once every five years by an approved contractor, or straight away if you are buying an older property.
- Opening windows and turning off suppliers if you suspect a gas leak.
- Taking out built-up lint from the dryer vent.
- Have electric blankets serviced and checked regularly.
- Never leave any pans unattended while cooking.
Despite how trivial these suggestions may be, many accidents could have been avoided if simple tasks would have been implemented. We don’t want you to drive yourself insane to prepare for every worst-case scenario that could possibly happen, so just take it one step at a time. Lastly, as always, if you need any additional help while dealing with home damages, SERVPRO is always here to help.
For more information on how to prevent an accident at home visit https://www.rospa.com/Home-Safety/Advice/General/Preventing-Accidents-in-the-Home.aspx and
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Lightning Safety Tips
Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk for being struck. Here are a few lightning safety tips.
Be aware. Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.
Go indoors. Remember the phrase, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.
Avoid windows, doors, porches, and concrete. Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
Avoid water. Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing.
Avoid electronic equipment. Do not use computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, stoves, or anything connected to an electrical outlet. Lightning can travel through electrical systems, radio, and television reception systems, and any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring. Equip homes and offices with whole-house surge protectors to protect appliances.
Tips provided by the Centers for Disease Control; cdc.gov.