# Home safety
How To Test Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms can save lives and reduce the risk of injury. However, if your home doesn’t have any smoke alarms installed or not working properly you may be at risk of serious injury and death in the event of a fire.
Regulator Takes Action on Safety of Window Coverings
Consumer Product Safety Commission finalizes rules designed to protect young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week finalized two rules related to window coverings this week. The rules are designed to protect young children (under 8 years old) from the risk of strangulation posed by cords connected to the coverings.
Tips For Home Safety
It’s important to remember to stay safe at home. These tips will help you do that. Home safety and security.Image by wiredsmart from Pixabay. Based on our research, these are some valuable tips for you to stay safe at home:
Staying safe and warm this winter
Staying safe and warm this winter/ seasoned dry fire wood/Gin Lee. Being prepared and weather aware is so important. It can literally save your life!. This past winter a tragic accident occurred, and I lost a dear friend. It happened during the ice storm at the beginning of the year. Due to the cold weather and power outages, my friend lost her only heat source. She couldn't get out due to the thick ice on the roads. So, she was basically stranded at her home without heat. From the information that I received, she apparently got the (not so bright) idea to try to bypass something and hooked an old butane heater up inside her home, with a small butane tank attached to it (inside). Needless to say, when she lit the heater, it blew up and undoubtedly killed her instantly. My best guess is that she didn't know just how deadly that incident was going to be. That one small butane tank literally blew up her entire home as well. Either the heater itself malfunctioned, or there was a gas leak in a line or at the fittings.
The importance of checking your home appliances regularly
Repairman fixing a washing machine(shutterstock/Stokkete) Broken-down household appliances are a dreaded, and potentially expensive, experience for homeowners and renters alike. Whether you’re living in your first apartment, condo, or home, it’s important to check your appliances regularly. While performing routine maintenance and keeping tabs on your appliances won’t keep them running forever, it can drastically improve the lifespan of your home appliances. It can also help catch health and safety issues before they become life-threatening problems.