Home Safety – Items You Should Keep Updated in Your Home

Many of us need to stop and think about the things that we have in our homes that help to keep us safe such as fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  These things generally pop into our minds when we first purchase a home or we hear about an accident that happened to someone else.  However, we never really think about the upkeep that we need to do these products.  Keep these simple things in mind in order to keep your family safe at all times.

1.)   Be sure that you change the batteries and check your  fire alarm.  You will want to be certain that you are doing this at least one time per year.  It is actually recommended that you do it on the weekend of daylight savings time.  This will help you remember to change the batteries when you need to change your clocks.

2.)   Update your first aid kit. You will be amazed at the things you remove from this kit throughout the year.  Therefore, you need to check it periodically to ensure that you have everything you need in it.  Make a note on your calendar so that you do not forget to do it on a more regular basis. When you do update your first aid kit, make sure to check any products that have expiration dates and replace them once they are expired.

3.)   Check the pressure of your fire extinguisher.  Some people think that they just need to purchase one, place it in their kitchen and forget about it.  This is not true. They do decrease in pressure over a period of time so it needs to be checked to ensure that it will work properly in the time of an emergence.

Taking the time to do these things will help keep you, as well as your family, safe.  These things do not take long and you will be glad you did them if there is ever an emergency.