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Written by Adam Miller
How To Make Your Home Safer For Your Family

We often believe that home is the safest place we can be, especially when it comes to protecting our children. However, studies have shown that accidents and injuries involving adults or children are far more likely to occur at home than anywhere else. While part of this may be because we spend more time at home, the truth is that our homes aren't always as safe as they could be. Many of the accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur at home are largely preventable, but homeowners just aren't aware of the risks or dangers that exist, or know how to lower those risks. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at three ways to make your home safer for your loved ones, and hopefully prevent needless accidents, injuries, or even deaths.

Fire Safety

Fire is one of the most common threats to individuals and families inside the home, and many house fires are easily preventable. In order to significantly reduce the chances of home damages and personal injury by fire, homeowners and renters should test all smoke detectors regularly and replace their batteries each year. In addition, residents should make sure they have working fire extinguishers in their kitchen and garage, which are the two most common places fires start in a home. Also, homeowners should be cautious when using candles or fireplaces, and when storing or using flammable materials.

Slips and Falls

Another common cause of household injuries comes from slips and falls inside and outside the home. Slippery sidewalks, dark entryways, uneven lawns, slick patios, and wet bathroom floors are all common culprits for injuries at home, particularly for young children and the elderly. Homeowners can better protect loved ones and guests by making sure all walkways are well lit and leveled to prevent trips, slips, and falls. In addition, bathrooms should have secure floor mats and non-skid bath mats to prevent slips inside or outside all baths and showers. This can help prevent painful injuries to both adults and children inside the home.

Home Protection

Finally, technology improvements over the last decade have meant homeowners have new tools to keep their homes monitored and safe around the clock, even when they're not home. Homeowners can now install smart doorbells that can alert them if someone is at their front door, whether it's a guest or a criminal attempting to steal a package or enter the property. There are also a number of home monitoring systems that monitor the inside and outside of the home while owners are away, and can alert the authorities remotely in the event of a fire or a burglar. These resources can help protect individuals, families, and their personal property from dangerous criminals.

Our home should be a safe sanctuary where we can relax and enjoy time with our loved ones. With a few simple safety precautions, you can ensure that you, your loved ones, and your guests are as safe as possible. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services is also committed to keeping Texas families safer through our full range of dependable and top-quality Personal Insurance policies, all offered at competitive rates. Fill out our online form to request a free quote, or give us a call at 713-850-7622 for more information!

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