Tips to keep home safe and sound

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It's always a good idea to keep home safety a top priority. Especially when you consider how it's the little things you can do that could end up making a big difference. Here are just a few.

Poison prevention

One of the most important poisons to be aware of and prevent against is carbon monoxide. Odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is a gas that could be deadly if it goes undetected in your home. It is strongly recommended that you place carbon monoxide sensors on every level of your home and in central locations near sleeping areas.

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Help prevent falling in your home

Even a seemingly insignificant accidental fall could prove to be harmful for the people in your home. And while you can't prevent it from happening entirely, there are steps you can take to help avoid it. A good place to start is inspecting the more heavily trafficked areas of your home and removing clutter, small furniture, cords and similar items as best you can.

And if you've got older loved ones living at home, you could set up indoor cameras in those same areas. That way you could see if a fall occurred while you're away and take steps to get them the help they need as quickly as possible.

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Keep the air clean at home

Chances are, your furnace has been running nonstop keeping you warm during the winter months. If you haven't done it already, make sure you replace the air filter, and remember to do so on a regular basis. You may also want to consider dehumidifying your home to help keep dust mites and mold at bay, as they gravitate towards atmospheres filled with moisture.