Safety In The Home

ome safety is paramount of obvious reasons, you want your home to be safe, and for the people inside of it to be safe as well. There are a number of simple things you can do to make your home just a little bit safer, like don’t hang swords over the couch or leave harsh chemicals around, but then there are some less obvious steps to take. For example:

Keep Moist Areas Well Ventilated

This is something that slips passed most people, but for some reason people think that their home is completely resistant to mold. This isn’t the truth and if you allow mold to get a foothold in your home you are looking at an expensive cleanup. Moist rooms in your house are usually the bathroom, laundry, and garage and keeping these spaces moist free is important to block the growth of mold in the walls of your home.

Make Sure Seals Are Tight

Many fires or accidental poisonings happen in the home due to improper sealing of the containers carrying these harsh substances. Not screwing a can closed can let vapors out which can ignite and carry the flame back to the source and explode. Not having a bottle of bleach closed all the way can make it easy to open for any children in your home.

Watch Out For Rising Floors

When you are checking out a possible home you will find that sometimes the floor may have a slight slant to it. This can be normal with the settling of the home, but if you are on the second floor and noticed a very visible bend in the floor that means the building itself is at risk of breaking further. Sometimes the foundation wasn’t poured right, which can lead to these defects or the structure of the house was built with wood that was low grade and is breaking apart.

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