Just in Case: How to Make Your Dream Home Safer

February 18, 2021
Just in Case: How to Make Your Dream Home Safer

Your dream home is finally ready to go – hurray!

Your dream home is finally ready to go – hurray! Everyone involved deserves a huge round of applause. After you’ve overcome the logistical challenges of moving from one home to another, your fresh start begins. Preparing for every eventuality means you can keep your family safe, no matter what life throws at you. Take steps to protect your loved ones and your new house at the same time. 

Fully-Charged Fire Extinguishers

The fire extinguishers in your home are your first line of defense against this threat. No matter how responsive your local fire department is, the firefighters might be delayed en route. The Amerex B500 brand is your best bet since firefighters everywhere endorse it. Plus, they are rated for general home use, which is always good to know when you’re panicking. 

Smoke Detectors with Fresh Batteries 

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. This saying sounds like we’re stating the obvious, but it is still valid nonetheless. Ensure that each floor of your custom home, including the basement, has a working smoke detector. Put one outside each bedroom as well. The sensors need to be checked every few months. At some point before the end of the year, replace the old batteries with new ones. 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed Around Bedrooms

Carbon monoxide detectors are another valuable lifesaver. This gas is so frightening because it’s tasteless, odorless, and colorless. That means you literally can’t see it coming. Carbon monoxide exposure is exceptionally harmful – it could land you in the hospital or worse. Even though it can be a tedious task, test the detectors from time to time. For the sake of ease, double-check them whenever you inspect your smoke detectors. Don’t forget to swap out old batteries while you’re at it!

An Updated List of Emergency Contacts  

Everyone needs to keep a list of emergency contacts. Common-sense fire safety guidelines already recommend that you stay on top of this contingency. Firehouses, police precincts, and poison control should be at the top of the list. Include the name and phone number of your primary care doctors and 24-hour emergency vets. Trusted friends and family should also be on there if you need somewhere to go when the worst-case scenario comes true.  

New and Improved Custom Homes from Gnu Homes! 

Here at Gnu Homes, we want to give you a fresh home buying and home building experience. We are focused on design, and our homes are designed to be lived in as soon as possible. Are you ready to get the home of your dreams? Then it’s time to Join the Herd! We’ve got a contact page where you can reach us! You can also get in touch with us by phone at 443-212-8218. Are you social? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!