How many unsuspecting hazards are lurking in your home? Take a good look around your home to see how safe it is
Here are some things to look for:
Surface Scum – Keep food preparation surfaces clean and disinfected. Beware of hidden germs on sponges and other porous surfaces. Disinfect sponges on a regular basis by running them through the dishwasher.
Mold – Check for signs of moisture and mold growth in bathrooms, on basement walls, and around windows and doors.
Mirrors and Pictures – Don’t hang mirrors and heavy pictures over couches, exits and beds.
Potential Poisons – Keep prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural remedies, including vitamins, out of eyesight and the reach of children.
Flammable Furnishings – Do NOT store rags near electrical equipment or flammable liquids. Keep portable heaters well away from furniture and drapery and turn them off when you are not home.
Gas Appliances – Make sure you secure gas appliances and use flexible connectors to ensure toppling or shifting doesn’t lead to a dangerous gas leak. Call an expert if you are not sure.