Home Safety : Keeping our Homes Safe and Secure

Home Safety Facts and Stats

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2018, there were more than 125,000 injury-related deaths in the United States. What is notable is that these deaths were preventable in nature. Furthermore, this figure constitutes 75% of all preventable injury-related deaths for that year. Statistics for that year indicate the there were more than 37 million injuries that occurred in homes and communities.

Home Security

Dealing with safety issues within the home is crucial. However, there are threats from outside as well. Home intrusion remains to be a concern that every homeowner should keep in mind and guard against.

General Safety Tips

There are many resources on the internet on how to keep our homes safe. Below is a general summary of areas that homeowners need to check plus some things that one can do to maintain safety and security.

Areas to Check

Rooms — Start by checking rooms for mold, dust and lead paint. Mold and dust can be the source of allergies and asthma and other respiratory ailments. Make sure to use the dust mops more often. If your house was built before 1978, the paint used was probably lead-based, so that’s something you may want to look into in order to avoid lead poisoning.



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