Your home should be a place where you and your family are protected from harm. Still, there are a lot of injuries that occur in homes each year. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, over three million children are injured in their homes yearly. This is why it’s critical to make your home healthy and safe. ‏

‏Regularly Clean to Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe‏

‏Keep your home clean and tidy. By getting rid of dirt and germs, cleaning your home regularly helps you and your family stay healthy and safe. Encourage practices that keep your home clean.

For instance, ask people to wipe their feet or remove their shoes when coming into the home. Get everyone in the household involved in cleaning and making your home healthy and safe. ‏

‏Practice Home Fire Prevention and Safety Measures

‏House fires are extremely dangerous. Every member of your family needs to be aware of proper fire prevention and safety. Unfortunately, every year, many people suffer serious injuries because of fire-related situations.

‏Install a smoke alarm on every floor, and in bedrooms, common areas, the basement, and the attic to reduce the risk of fire and keep your home healthy and safe. Test the alarms regularly to verify that they are working as they should.

Keep a fire blanket in a convenient and easily accessible location in your home. Place a multipurpose fire extinguisher on each level of your home, close to the kitchen and laundry room. Make sure that everyone in your home knows the location of the fire extinguisher and how to use it.

‏‏Stay on Top of Home Repairs and Maintenance‏

‏Staying on top of home maintenance and repairs is a great way to keep your home healthy and safe. This is an area where you need to be proactive. Instead of waiting until things are broken, check often that everything is working as it should and know the signs of problems so you can address them early on.

Keep a home maintenance checklist so you don’t forget important maintenance tasks. Things that require regular inspection and maintenance in the home include your bulbs and wiring, floors, HVAC, window casings, water heaters, and outdoor structures like your deck. Once you notice that something is in disrepair, get it fixed as soon as possible to keep your home safe.‏

‏A safe and healthy home is more enjoyable. Keep up with your home’s maintenance requirements. Leave all the complex repair and maintenance work to the professionals, as trying to do everything yourself will rarely yield good results.

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