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Household Fixes To Protect Kids: Five Household Dangers To Repair

Read below to find out how to protect your kids from household accidents

Kids get into accidents all too often, even when we try to protect them. Nonetheless, it is important for parents to do their part to minimize the chance for accidents by making appropriate adjustments and repairs in and around the family home. This includes fixing or securing dangerous things that may attract children or potentially cause harm to them. Below is a list of four things around most homes that should be addressed as soon as possible.

DRAWERS

Closing the drawer on a finger can really hurt. Dresser and cabinet drawers should be operational throughout the home. They should open and close seamlessly and not pull shut automatically. There are locks that can be installed on each of them if you have very young children around. If the drawer itself is stuck or needs a tug, a young child can tug hard enough that the table or dresser it is attached to can tumble. In case your child accidentally pulls too hard on drawers or climbs on dressers when youíre not looking, you should affix dressers to the wall with securing devices. Some dressers come with devices that allow you to attach the tops of dressers to walls simply and easily.

GARAGE DOORS

Garage doors can be an especially dangerous thing to have around children, especially if they arenít automated with some safety features. Having a garage door accidentally fall on a child can be fatal. Professional garage door repair services understand safety in a home with young children is a primary concern. You may not always be able to completely control whether or not your child plays with the garage or the garage remote control, but it can help if youíre confident that your garage door is in proper working order and is equipped with some safety features.

WINDOWS

It is very important that all the windows in the home open and close. All parents should ensure that they donít have windows that could shut abruptly on their childís arm or fingers. Installing bars on the window may also provide an extra layer of safety for your family. Making sure all of the window locks work properly is vital. Checking for cracks is also essential as children love to bang on things. Hitting a cracked window can cause it to break and cause further harm to a young child.

OUTLETS

Kids love to investigate everything especially electrical outlets. A malfunctioning outlet is a disaster waiting to happen. Fixing it can avoid sparks. By simply installing outlet covers, children will not have a chance to stick items into the outlet holes. Fires can be averted by addressing electrical outlet issues. Contact a a professional electrician if any of the outlets prove to be a concern.

Protecting children from items malfunctioning or dangerous situations in the home should not be taken lightly. Fixing broken fixtures goes beyond childproofing. It can potentially save lives. Children will inevitably explore their surroundings. The home should be a place where they can do that safely. Repairing a malfunctioning garage door, window, drawer or electrical outlet is certainly a great start to creating a safe environment for children to learn and grow.

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