With an estimated 25,000 space heater-related house fires across the United States, focusing on home safety tips has never been more important to keep you and your family safe.

Your home, unfortunately, presents quite a few hazards if you're not careful. However, if you're prepared, you can sleep easily at night knowing you're protected. Before you can experience any misfortune, ensure you’re following these essential safety tips. Let's see what needs to be done.

Install Smoke Detectors

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Smoke detectors are essential for adequate home safety

Starting off, a fantastic and surefire way to prevent catastrophic fire damage (and subsequent smoke damage) is by getting the jump on any potential dangers with smoke detectors and alarms..

With smoke detectors, you put you and your family on the right footing in case of an emergency. The best way to get the most out of smoke and fire alarms in your home is to install one on each floor. Mainly focus on sleeping areas and bedrooms. Place them on the ceiling in these areas. Being safe is the number one priority.

There are even interconnected fire alarms that alert the homeowner that smoke is present on a different floor or section of the house. This is crucial to getting out of the house if a fire is present.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Too

Like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors should always be present in your home. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, scentless gas produced by stoves, boilers, heaters, and other things that use fuel to run.

What Are CO Poisoning Symptoms

CO poisoning symptoms are similar to the flu. Dizziness, stomach pain, nausea, and confusion are telltale signs of CO present in the home. If you suspect there’s a CO leak in your home, make your way outdoors and call the fire department. 

How To Prevent CO Poisoning

Another way to make sure carbon monoxide isn't a danger is to have proper ventilation in the home, along with a good carbon monoxide detector. However, having a single open window won’t do the trick. 

But, realistically, we can’t have all our windows open in case of a carbon monoxide leak. So carbon monoxide detectors are your best bet to stay on top of this deadly gas.

Luckily, there are various options for combined smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep your family safe. For carbon monoxide detectors, the same practices apply to smoke detectors. Keep them near sleeping areas and places in the home where fuel may burn. With carbon monoxide, you can’t take any chances, and every second counts.

Stay On Top Of Water Leaks In The Home

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Water damage can be devastating to your home

Water damage is something that can easily and quickly devastate your home. And, unfortunately, water issues take place all the time. That's why it's crucial to stay on top of water leaks and other potential water issues.

When you adequately prepare and simply keep an eye on your home via repairs and maintenance, you put yourself in a great position to be ready for any potential flooding, bursting pipes, and other water damage.

Inspect Your Home For Mold

Mold is the ever-present nuisance that can ruin walls and present serious health hazards. Mold removal is key to keeping your home safe. When mold is present, people can experience everything from no symptoms to runny nose, fever, shortness of breath, and other allergy-like symptoms. If you have a respiratory condition like asthma, mold can be a severe health risk.

Unfortunately, mold spores are everywhere. However, they become issues when introduced to moist surfaces. That's when mold appears. Whether it's moldy grout in the bathroom or the presence of mildew, it's essential to get the jump on this pesky problem.

Removing Mold

With mold, it’s essential to act quickly before it spreads. That’s where mold remediation comes in to save the day. Mold remediation includes professional inspection and cleaning services that ensure that all the mold in your home is accounted for and tackled using industrial cleaning. 

When you remove mold for a clean and safe home, you're investing in a healthy future for you, your family, and your home.

Prepare For Natural Disasters

You can install smoke detectors, watch out for water-related issues, and check every square inch of your home for mold. But sometimes, Mother Nature steps in and puts you and your family at risk. Whether it’s California wildfires, flooding, earthquake damage, or any other natural disaster, it’s crucial to have a game plan. Along with preparing yourself for disasters, it’s well worth it to prepare your home or business for these calamities.

Likewise, restoring your home after a natural disaster can be a hugely stressful undertaking. But it doesn’t have to be. Our team of experienced professionals has years of experience restoring homes from states of disarray and disaster. 

Before the restoration process, a great way to prepare for natural disasters is by boarding up your home or business

This assists you with insurance coverage, helps prepare for the worst, and, most importantly, aims to keep you and your family safe. And, of course, it works to minimize damage caused by many of Southern California’s earthquakes, landslides, fires, floods, and even tsunamis.

Home Safety Tips To Help You Sleep Easy At Night

There's no need to worry when you get the jump on any potential dangers in the home.

Following all of these home safety tips will ensure that you and your family can breathe easier. It's all about being prepared. We know that keeping on top of everything in your home can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be.

We thrive on helping out customers repair, reconstruct, and restore homes in the Inland Empire and Northern San Diego. Give us a call for maintenance, repairs, and other home safety tips.

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