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Even if you are irresponsible, it’s never too late to change. Below are some common household risks and precautions you can take to avoid future problems.
There are many easily-overlooked safety hazards that could threaten you and your home. One of these hidden dangers comes from our need to save space in our home. Many people plug as many cords into our outlets as possible as a way to create more space for other cords. This is necessary since we’re now such a digitally connected society. This is a big no-no! More than 13% of house fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical issues according to the National Fire Protection Association. This disaster is easily avoidable. Always unplug appliances and other plug-in electronics when they are not in use. Also avoid using too many power strips, this is another way that plugs can be overloaded.
Another common mistake that can have an impact on you is not properly protecting your home from burglars. It’s easy to forget to close your blinds and lock all doors and windows each time you leave the house but forgetting to do so can make your house an easy target for break-ins. Adding clearly visible signs and stickers to your home stating that you have a security system is a great way to deter thieves. Even if you don’t have a security system, stickers and signs that claim you do could be enough to scare away burglars.
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