March 30th, 2017
Home Security: Preventing Life Threatening Emergencies.
There are many different dangers to your house and to your family. Out of all these dangers the most important are the ones that pose a direct danger to your life. This article will talk about these dangers and steps that you can take to protect you and your family from these dangers. The first and one of the most important security threats is the inside danger of a fire. An event of the fire can be disastrous but can be prevented if you follow the basic home security steps described next. The first step is to make sure that you eliminate all the problems that can be a reason of a fire. For example, you should make sure that all of your electrical and gas equipment is operational and is not damaged. You should also turn the electrical equipment off when you are not using it or before you leave the house. Never smoking inside the house prevents the possibility of starting a fire because of a cigarette. There are many other preventive measures. The ones described above will give you a general idea.
You should also make sure that you have smoke and fire detectors installed in your house. It is important that these detectors are regularly tested and have good batteries in them. You will be surprised how many homes have smoke detectors that don't work because no one changes batteries in them. Operational smoke detectors can give you those extra second that you need to get out of the house and save your life. It is generally a good idea to check your batteries at least every quarter, even better once a month. It is also a good idea to sign up for a fire detection system monitoring service. This way a monitoring company will be able to contact your local fire department in an event of a fire emergency.
Another life threatening danger is a gas leak. You should make sure that a professional regularly checks your gas equipment and gas pipes to make sure that they are in excellent condition. You should also leave any installation of gas equipment to an expert. A gas leak is a life threatening emergency because it can be a cause of a gas poisoning, a fire or even an explosion. In case of a gas leak follow the specific steps provided to you by your local fire department or your gas company.
Another life threatening emergency can be caused by the situation when there are no alternative emergency exit routes in your house. For example, if you have a window grill installed, you may not be able to use your windows in case you need to get out of your house in emergency. Make sure that your house does have emergency exit routes. You should also make sure that these exit routes can be used only by you and your family. In other words, you should make sure that a burglar cannot use these emergency exit routes to his or her advantage if he or she is trying to break into your house.
Another important step that needs to be mentioned is to make sure that you are prepared for various weather natural disasters, especially if you live in an area that has a lot of these weather disasters happening regularly. For example, if there is a hurricane, a storm or a tornado, your house should be protected and you and your family should have access to all the necessities you may need during this time. Your house should be enforced to prevent any damage to the inside of the house and any threat to your life. You should have access to such things as a back up power supply, a cell phone, a medical emergency kit, food that does not need to be refrigerated, clean fresh water, a mechanical tool kit and many other things. Being prepared in advance can save your life and the life of your family members. You should take care of all the preventive steps before the actual emergency so that you are protected if you are not able to evacuate during the emergency. Protecting your life and the life of your family is the most important thing and should be taken care of right away