How To Make Sure Your Home is Safe: Home Safety Checklist

Owning a home has a lot of upsides. You have a financial asset after investing your money, which gives you a great safety net. You can also do what you please with your house, but if you’re renting it, you don’t have the same ability to work on and alter the property. Check out this home safety checklist and create a friendlier environment for your family.

home-safety-checklist-everythingwithatwist-01

Checking Your Home for Dangers

Before you work on anything, you need to ensure that you know what the potential dangers in your home are. Check your home for structural issues and other big jobs that might need to be done.

While looking for problem areas, keep an eye out for future issues. If you can catch them sooner rather than later, you’ll thank yourself for saving your home from further damage and your wallet from further pain.

Sometimes the danger is less obvious than you may think. For this reason, it’s a good idea to get it checked for carbon monoxide, hidden mold, or radon. These issues can cause serious health problems and can even lead to death if left unchecked. So, get a carbon monoxide monitor, check problem areas for damp and mold, and look into radon mitigation.

Keeping on Top of Maintenance

When you do find potential problems, try to keep on top of them. Some tasks you can handle yourself, like tightening dripping faucets or patching up paint.

home-safety-checklist-everythingwithatwist-02

If you tackle these basic maintenance tasks early, you prevent them from developing into larger problems.

True, we all live busy lives, so it’s not always easy to find the time for these maintenance jobs. In this case, set aside a weekend or a v

acation day to get through these kinds of jobs. You’ll rest easier when it’s done.

Hire Professionals

While DIY can save money, sometimes you need to hire a professional contractor. This is especially true for complicated plumbing jobs or anything involving your electrical systems.

A bodge job might be quick, cheap, and cheerful, but it’ll get a lot less cheerful if the job goes wrong. A professional contractor has the tools and skills to complete the job properly, allowing you to relax and not worry about a job poorly done.

Getting Rid Of Pests

Finally, while most of the maintenance tasks will be inside your home, you should also think about the exterior of your property. Pests have a nasty habit of gravitating towards warm, sheltered places where they can get food. Your home and backyard might be perfect for them.

Pests can carry diseases and bring the hygiene of your property down. Some pests can even directly harm you and your family, such as wasps that sting. Pests like termites or rodents can also damage your property.

You can sometimes get rid of pests yourself, but it’s often a good idea to contact pest control if you have some persistent or dangerous pests. As well as removing the infestation, healthy home pest control can prevent further issues. By doing so you will definitely check one of the items of the home safety checklist!

[All images were downloaded from unsplash]