As we started off 2017, most of the people made New Year’s Resolutions that wouldn’t last more than a couple of days or weeks! It’s true that year after year we tend to make these awesome resolutions that we think would change our lives and help us become better human beings. But for some reason, the energy that we have to fulfill our resolutions on the 31st of December, seems to fade away by January 10th, as we feel so defeated. Is it because we set our objectives too high? Or do we aim to achieve things that actually don’t mean that much if we look at the big picture? Or maybe reality sets in our daily lives and our goals simply tend to slip away. In any case, this 2017 lets commit to a resolution together that we can actually fulfill till the end.
Within the last few years we have talked about numerous topics that talk about safety. This year let’s make a safety resolution to ensure and provide a safer and healthier life for our family.
This article will provide simple, yet more achievable, resolutions that we can and should make to live a safe and healthy life. These basic changes will not just affect you but your loved ones too. Choose one or more of these safety goals and try to achieve them in order to make your home a safer place in 2017.
Install Smoke Detectors
Make sure to install smoke detectors in your residence. By setting up functional smoke detectors at your residence you are ensuring to safeguard your family in case of fire. Your nearby fire department can help you with the placement of these units and if you’re unable to purchase smoke detectors due to the cost factor, lots of fire departments will offer them to you as donation.
Monitor Smoke Detectors
Test your smoke detectors frequently. Perform a monthly check up of your smoke detectors and replace the batteries when you think it is necessary. Smoke detectors are only beneficial if they work when required.
Check Your House Flue
Have your vents checked and cleaned out by a trained expert. Broken, unclean or incorrect installation of a flue pipe could cause fires or allow poisonous gases into your home. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an unseen, odor free gas that can cause serious illness when breathed in; at high levels, it can be deadly. Homeowners should be aware that every fireplace, whether wood burning or gas powered, produces CO, and every preventative measure must be taken to protect your family members.
Carry A Travelling Kit
Prepare a winter season traveling kit in your car during the colder months of wintertime. Things like blankets, flashlights, medical kits, non-perishable food items, sand for traction as well as a shovel, filled tank of gasoline, and a working GPS in your car to know where you’re going. If you’re uncertain about what else you should keep in your travelling kit, a simple Google search could be useful for some helpful tips.
Make An Emergency Exit Plan
Make sure to have an emergency fire exit plan with 2 escape routes from all the rooms in the house. Also let your family know how to evacuate the residential premise in case of a fire and practice this plan. The more accustomed your family members are the better possibility of a positive outcome in case of an emergency.
So these were a bunch of important safety resolutions for your family that will not only keep yourself safe but will help ensure communal safety in 2017.