Tom Vesolich
RE/MAX Executives
8442 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield,  VA 22152
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independently owned"


Safety In The Home

We all want to feel safe in our own homes. Accidents, especially tragic ones, aren’t something we want to think about. But when it comes to accidents, the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is doubly true! Here are some precautions against some of the most common household accidents.

♦ Never leave standing liquids unattended. Stay within arm's reach while your child is bathing or near any container of water. If the phone rings, let it ring; stay with your child.

♦ Prevent tap water scalds by adjusting the temperature on your hot water heater to 120° F.

♦ Keep medicines and hazardous household chemicals locked up and out of sight. Use child-resistant packaging for medicines and hazardous household chemicals.

♦ Cut the loops on window-blind cords.

♦ Make sure your hairdryer has a large rectangular plug. The immersion protection device prevents electrocution if the hairdryer is dropped in water.

♦ Change the battery in your smoke alarm when you change your clock's setting in October.

♦ Have a professional check your furnace for carbon monoxide leaks and your chimney for blockages; put a carbon monoxide alarm in the hallway near every separate sleeping area.

♦ Prevent electrocutions by installing a ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) in the appropriate household outlets.

♦ Consider installing Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) can prevent electrical fires. AFCI's can sense electrical arc and trip the circuit.

♦ Babies on adult beds risk suffocation from hidden hazards such as entrapment between the bed and wall; entrapment involving the bed frame, headboard, and footboard; or soft bedding such as pillows or thick quilts and comforters.