Some security tips for Apartment living
30 April 2014
It’s a dream come true to have an apartment of your own and that home is like your haven for everyone. Also its important to protect your dream apartment from all threats. Common threats to your apartment include theft, fire (caused by electrical or gas equipments), pest attacks, and accidents like that. Majority of these threats can be avoided with a little concern and attention, but sorry to say, most people never appear to bother about these safety measures until they are to face any of them. Here we are discussing about some home safety tips for everyone to follow
Fire: Faulty wiring, leakage in gas appliances, old and damaged circuit breakers, are largely blamed for fires most of the time. So how to save your apartment from fire attacks? Burners should not be left un-attended when they are in use. Combustible stuffs like aerosols, paper towels, oil and plastic should be kept at a secure distance from the burner. Old wiring should be replaced at least once in ten years, and look for signs of a fault. Common warnings of wiring fault include ticklish feelings on wet walls, lights flickering etc.
Theft : Never compromise with the quality of locks you use in your apartment for various furniture, shelves and other storages Never keep your valuables in noticeable places; Try storing them in places where thieve are not likely to look for them. Make use of the peep holes before someone knocks your apartment doors and makes a force entry when you opens the door.
Pest Attacks: Always make sure that your house free from clutter. Clutters will attract pests like rats and will create problems for you. Termites can also turn out to be a common threat to homes. They feast on the wooden equipments especially furniture and are normally in large numbers. Once they get in they will make it very hard for you to get rid of them.
Accidents: Accidents happen. But it’s important to avoid those which you can prevent. Most of the accidents inside the house are caused by the result of carelessness. Either a slippery floor or a broken furniture can lead to accidents inside the apartments. Hot substances like iron box, water heaters will welcome burns if not used cautiously.