Tips for making your home a safer place

Having a home that feels safe is vital to your security. Safety means many things. It means safety from external danger and dangers within your home. At NCIB Group Inc. in Chicago, IL, we have more than 30 years of experience providing our customers with the right insurance coverage at the best possible price. 

Making your home a safer place begins inside your home. Many people are injured every year in trip and fall accidents. Making your home as clutter-free as possible is essential, especially on stairs. Keep them clear at all times and make sure that handrails are in place and in good repair. Provide adequate lighting in hallways, especially at night. If you must use extension cords, ensure they are placed where they can’t be tripped over. 

Check the batteries in your smoke detectors every six months to ensure they are operational. Some people find that changing them on the day that the time changes makes it easier to remember. Also, check your carbon monoxide detectors at the same time. 

If you use your fireplace, it is vital to get your chimney cleaned every year to avoid chimney fires. Getting your furnace cleaned every year allows your furnace to work at its most efficient and avoid malfunctions that can result in a fire. 

Poison control in your house makes it a safer place for adults, children, and pets. Placing cleaning supplies, weed and pest killers, antifreeze, and all medication where children and pets can not reach them and, if possible, under lock and key. If you have a firearm in your home, it should be unloaded and stored in a locked gun safe. 

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