5 tips for Better Home Safety This Spring

(Family Features) As people become more active during the warmer months, keeping home safety top of mind can sometimes go by the wayside. However, when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide safety, you can never be too prepared. Whether you are just beginning to take a stronger safety-first approach or looking to upgrade existing home safety equipment, keep these tips in mind as you spruce up your home for the season. Don’t Just Check Batteries, Check the Alarm   It’s a good idea to review your safety equipment and ensure everything is in good working order at least a …

How to keep your home and family safe from fires

(BPT) – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms — often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. A new generation of home safety technology — combined with tried-and-true safety practices — can help keep homes and families safer from the threat of home fires. The following are tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Be safe, replace: If you can’t think of the last time you installed a smoke alarm, chances are, it’s time to replace your old ones. All …

Reduce Your Residential Risk

Advice to make your home storm-ready (Family Features) In the United States, more than 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year. These storms, which can be accompanied by high winds, hail and tornadoes, can cause power outages, fires and flooding, all of which pose serious threats to people and property across the country. When these storms hit, many of the features that make your home more comfortable and enjoyable can also pose serious risks. Learn how to prevent damage and protect your family’s safety from these common hazards. Landscaping Lush, well-developed trees provide valuable curb appeal, but they can also be dangerous …

Home Safe Home

(Family Features) Some home upgrades are aesthetic, and some are for function. These ideas, all with better home safety in mind, show there’s no reason you can’t have both. If you tend to think of home safety in strictly functional terms, you may be relieved to know you don’t have to abandon your designer sensibilities when it comes to improving your home’s overall safety. In fact, these tips from the decorating experts at JCPenney show just how easy it can be to make safe look sensational. Appliances Outdated appliances aren’t just an eyesore and drain on your home’s energy resources; …