There are many things that can be done at home to prevent domestic accidents. They are small changes that help you take care of yourself and your family to make your home a safe environment, both for children and adults.
We all have a certain risk of domestic accidents in our home. However, there are several things we can do to try to minimize them to the fullest.
Just like when you have a baby or small children at home you make an effort adapt the environment to ensure its safety, You can also do it thinking about yourself or the rest of the people you live with, regardless of their age.
So today I want to give you some guidelines so you can increase the security of your home against domestic accidents. You will see how easy it is to get it.
Check the electrical installation and remove the risk of domestic accidents
In addition to complying with the regulations in force regarding safety, the electrical installation of your house must be in good condition. And for that it is necessary that you review it every so often, and that you make the improvements that are necessary in case it deteriorates.
The security measures established by law go through having a general picture (which should not be manipulated), with the established and automatic switches and differentials and circuits. If you believe that your electrical installation does not meet the requirements established by the regulations, the best thing you can do is contact a professional who reviews it.
And do the same if you have plugs in poor condition, that do not work properly, or make the leads jump. When you need to put a power strip, choose the ones that have surge protection. They are more secure.
Very careful with the gas installation
You already know that both the boiler and the installation have to pass the Relevant mandatory reviews (every 5 years). Make sure that is so. Also, if you have insurance for your boiler, have it come to check it and clean it once a year (many insurance companies include this annual visit in the policy).
Keep in mind that the review and monitoring of the installation It is the best measure we can take to avoid domestic accidents related to gas.
Also, never handle the gas installation on your own or the boiler. And, if you have vents in the kitchen or clothesline, do not obstruct them. It is important that they are clean and open.
Safe from slips and falls
If the material of the pavements of your house is very slippery, you can avoid falls applying a non-slip treatment. It is a very simple and practical solution. You just have to give the floor a colorless varnish that forms an invisible film with a slightly rougher touch. Indicated for surfaces that are in contact with water (like the pavements of the bathroom or the kitchen), it is a solution that must be renewed every so often.
In case you go to change the floor of your house, choose a material that includes this slip-proof treatment.
Safety in the bathroom
It is one of the most "dangerous" spaces in the house. Or, to be more exact, a critical area in which it is easier to suffer domestic accidents. Therefore, it is convenient monitor the possible risks to try to make them disappear.
You can start with replace the bathtub with a shower tray, especially if you live with older people. In doing so, choose an anti-slip material, much more secure. You can also install a safety handle on the shower wall.
And if you do not have in mind to renovate your bathroom, you can apply the anti slip treatment to your shower tray. How? Very easy! You just have to spread a specific liquid, let it act for 5 minutes (or the time recommended by the manufacturer) and rinse with water. In addition, you can apply it to any ceramic floor.
Beware of fire
Although the risk of a fire at home It is not too high (especially if you have watched that the electrical installations are in good condition), there are some measures we can take to minimize it to the maximum.
One is place smoke detectors on roofs. These are small devices with a long battery life that emit an acoustic alarm when they detect any sign of fire.
Another security measure that we can adopt is that of Apply a flame retardant treatment to textiles (curtains, upholstery, etc.), so as not to spread the flames in case of fire. There are companies that are responsible for doing so.
These security measures help you avoid domestic accidents and are appropriate for all households. Security must be a constant in our home, since it is the best way to protect ourselves and our family.