Safety Guide for Fall

October 10, 2016 at 11:43 AM



It is always advisable to get ready for the changing weather by ensuring that your home is secure. Safety concerns that occur in fall and winter affect both the interiors and exteriors of your home. As such, there are some safety projects that you must undertake to ensure that your home and family are safe during the winter season. They include;

Winterizing your home

Winterizing your home means making it habitable during the winter season. Install weather stripping, storm windows, and insulation. To avoid freezing, insulate water lines that run along exterior walls. Ensure that your heating system is serviced by a professional. Clean your chimneys and fireplaces to ensure they are ready for use. Remember to install fire and carbon monoxide detectors. You will need a lot of heating so; a carbon monoxide detector is a must have. If you already have one, check the batteries during fall and test it to ensure it is working properly. Also, get acquainted with common carbon monoxide symptoms like dizziness, vomiting, confusion, chest pain, weakness, and headache just to mention a few.


Equip for emergencies

Weather related emergencies are common during adverse weather conditions. The most common are power outages. So, stock food that does not need to be refrigerated, store drinking water in clean containers, keep battery operated devices like a flashlight close and your phone should always be fully charged. Keep camp stoves and grills out of the house. The generator should be located at least 20 feet from the main house. In case the carbon monoxide detector goes off, leave the house immediately and call 911.


When outdoors

Most people spend their winter outdoors traveling, enjoying winter sports or working. Though fun, outdoor activities can expose you to safety risks like falling ill. As such it is advisable to have the appropriate winter clothing; scarves, waterproof boots, warm clothes, and hats just to mention a few.

Also, you want to ensure that your home is safe when you are out in the fields or on vacation. Thus, the need to invest in Honeywell home security products that offer live feeds from any location. You monitor your home and enjoy peace of mind while on vacation knowing that you will find your home intact. Burglars take advantage of the fact that people like traveling to warmer regions during winter and break in to steal valuables. Protect your home during fall to reduce your risk of such circumstances.

Home security is what you perceive it to be. To some people, it is safe from break-ins. But, your home would not be safe if some parts and important features are not functional. It would not be fit for human habitation; your family would be at risk of getting hurt. So, home security entails both theft protection and being safe enough for people to live in it. So, be ready to check on vulnerable family members often. They include; older adults, kids and chronically ill relatives or neighbors. Ensure that their living spaces are safe and ready for the change in seasons.