As parents, we worry about what hazards our kids will encounter when they leave the house. However, there are a lot of things in the home which could be causing your family to be unsafe and ill. Here are some essential ways to keep your family safe and well in the home.
Clean out the fridge regularly
Millions of people suffer from food poisoning every year, and a lot of the time it can be down to food that is in your home. The food is often out of date or hasn’t been cooked properly, and it causes people to become unwell. To avoid your family suffering from food poisoning, you should be cleaning out the fridge regularly. Throw away any food that has now gone off, before your family accidently eats it. You need to be extra careful with poultry and fish which are the top causes of food poisoning every year. If an item has gone off, it could be contaminating the rest of the food as well. Therefore, throw it out quickly. If any food has leaked in the fridge that was rotten, you should ensure it’s all washed and cleaned before putting food back in there. It will ensure your kids stay well in the home.
Wash bedding once a week
It’s recommended that you wash the bedding in your home at least once a week. It will ensure that it’s kept fresh and clean so your kids can stay well. If you leave bedding for long periods without washing, you could be more at risk of getting bed bugs. It will irritate your families skin, and you will see red bites appearing. The best way to kill bed bugs is by washing the bedding at a high temperature. You can also get treatments which you can spray on the mattress to ensure the bed bugs are removed. As we discussed previously, stick to doing one load of washing today to ensure your family stay safe and well.
Check alarms every month
96% of homes have a fire alarm in the US which is great. However, a lot of families don’t check their alarms regularly. It could be putting your family in danger in the event of a fire. To keep them safe and well, you should check the alarm every month to ensure it’s working correctly. Buy new batteries straight away if it has stopped working. You should get the whole alarm replaced every ten years. You need also to check your carbon monoxide alarm is working correctly as well. Carbon monoxide poisoning leads to millions of people around the world ending up in the hospital every year. Therefore, check that alarm every month to keep your family safe.
Keep hazards locked away
To keep your family safe in the home, you need to ensure all hazards are locked away. You should have a lockable cupboard where they are safe from little hands. Also, keep any decorating products such as paint in a shed or garage. You should also warn older children about the dangers of touching certain items so they are aware they should stay away.
Remember to check your home regularly for mold. Exposure to mold can cause people to have throat and nasal problems. Therefore, it needs to be dealt with ASAP.