People spend most of their days and nights at home, but they may not realize how the house could have dangers in every room. These risk areas cover the most common safety hazards homeowners need to observe regularly.
Summary: Home Safety Measures
- Ventilation & Air Quality: Maintain proper ventilation, especially with natural gas appliances, to prevent harmful gas accumulation and ensure good air quality.
- Furniture Safety: Secure furniture to the wall, especially in homes with children or in earthquake-prone areas, to prevent injuries from falling furniture.
- Electrical & Hot Water Safety: Cover exposed wiring and outlets, and maintain the water heater temperature above 49 degrees Celsius to prevent burns and bacterial growth.